The Santa Clara Abel Santamaria airport (a.k.a Cayo Santa Maria airport) is a small-size international airport located near the city of Santa Clara which is the capital city of the Villa Clara province in Cuba.
Itís named in memory of Abel Santamaria Cuadrado (1927-1953) who was an important leader in the Cuban Revolutionary movement.
Itís a small airport with limited facilities. Remodeling and expansion of the airport was made in 2008 to be able to receive three times more passengers. The airport is also a base for Mig-23BN fighters of the 14th Tactical Regiment of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces, as well as helipads for military helicopters.
The "Aeropuerto Abel Santamaria" has only one terminal which handles both international and domestic flights. The terminal building is air-conditioned and non-smoking expect in one designated area, for more information click the Airport Facilities links in the left menu. Thereís no jet bridge, mobile staircases are used for embarking and disembarking passengers onto the tarmac.
For more information about this airport, facilities, formalities, arrivals/departures, and photos, please click the links in the left menu.