The damage caused by Hurricane Irma was repaired, this airport resumed its operations on September 25, 2017.


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.

It serves mainly the popular resort destinations of Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo Ensenachos and Cayo Las Brujas, and also the city of Santa Clara and the central regions of Cuba.

Itís named in memory of Abel Santamaria Cuadrado (1927-1953) who was an important leader in the Cuban Revolutionary movement.

Remodeling and expansion of the airport was made in 2006 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 jetbridges, mobile staircases are used for embarking and disembarking passengers onto the tarmac.

For more information about this airport, facilities, formalities, ground transportation, arrivals/departures, photos, etc., please click the links in the left menu.


Cayo Santa Maria Travel Guide
Cayo Ensenachos Travel Guide
Cayo Las Brujas Travel Guide
Cuba Travel

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