Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport

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Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport

IATA: SAB
ICAO: TNCS

Summary

Airport type
Public

Operator
Winair

Serves
Saba

Location
Saba

Elevation AMSL
60 ft / 18 m

Coordinates
17°38′44″N 063°13′14″W / 17.64556°N 63.22056°W / 17.64556; -63.22056Coordinates: 17°38′44″N 063°13′14″W / 17.64556°N 63.22056°W / 17.64556; -63.22056

Map

TNCS

Location in Saba

Runways

Direction
Length
Surface

m
ft

12/30
400
1,312
Paved

Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport (IATA: SAB, ICAO: TNCS) is an airport on the Dutch Caribbean island of Saba.[1]

Contents

1 Overview
2 Facilities
3 Airlines and destinations
4 See also
5 References
6 External links

Overview[edit]
The airport, named after the Aruban Minister Juancho Irausquin, has one of the shortest commercial runways in the world, only 400 metres (1,312 ft) long, flanked on one side by high hills, with cliffs that drop into the sea at both ends.[1][2] Although the airport is closed to jet traffic, regional airline propeller aircraft are able to land there under waivers from The Netherlands Antilles’ Civil Aviation Authority. The most common aircraft to land there are the Twin Otter and BN-2 Islander.[citation needed]
Facilities[edit]
Jet aircraft are unable to land at the airport, because the runway is too short,[3] but smaller STOL[1] airplanes (such as the DHC-6, BN-2, and helicopters) are common sights there. A small ramp and terminal are on the southwest flank of the runway. The ramp also has a designated helipad. The terminal building houses offices for Winair, immigration and security, a fire department with one fire truck, and a tower.[4] The tower is an advisory service only and does not provide air traffic control. Aviation fuel is not available on the island of Saba.[citation needed]
Airlines and destinations[edit]
The only airline currently providing scheduled services to and from Yrausquin Airport is locally owned Winair, which operates daily flights to Sint Maarten aboard a de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter.[5] On average, flights to Saint Maarten last no longer than 15 minutes.[6]

Airlines
Destinations

Anguilla Air Services[7]
Charter: Anguilla

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