Augusto C. Sandino International Airport

Augusto C. Sandino International Airport

Augusto C. Sandino International Airport is the main international airport of Nicaragua, located in Managua, the capital. The airport is named after Augusto C. Sandino, a Nicaraguan revolutionary general. It is the busiest airport in Central America, handling over 4.5 million passengers in 2019.

The airport was originally christened as Las Mercedes Airport in 1968 but was later renamed after Sandino in 1979. The airport has two runways, with lengths of 2,440 meters (8,005 feet) and 2,200 meters (7,218 feet), respectively. It also has a single terminal, which was built in 1985. The terminal has a capacity of 2.5 million passengers per year. The airport is located approximately 11 kilometers (7 miles) from the center of Managua. It can be accessed by car, taxi, or bus. A public transportation system also connects the airport to the city center.

General Information about Augusto C. Sandino Airport

The following table is an overview of MGA Airport indicated below:

AirportAugusto C. Sandino International Airport
Airport TypeMilitary/Public
OwnerGovernment of Nicaragua
OperatorEAAI (International Airport Management Company)
Built In (Year)15 October 2021
Augusto C. Sandino Airport CodeMGA
Hub forLa Costeña
Augusto C. Sandino Airport TerminalsTwo Terminal (T1 & T2)
MGA Airport Runway1
MGA Airport Coordinates12°08′29″N 086°10′05″W
Contact Number505 2276 9180
Augusto C. Sandino Airport Address11 Carretera Norte, Managua 11072, Nicaragua
Elevation59 m / 194 ft

Augusto C. Sandino Airport Code

Augusto C. Sandino Airport code is MGA. This three-letter IATA code is based on the name of the airport Augusto C. Sandino. 


Augusto C. Sandino Airport Map

The Augusto C. Sandino International Airport location Map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Augusto C. Sandino International Airport Runway

Augusto C. Sandino Airport Runway features a single state-of-the-art runway: 

NameLength (in mtr)Length (in ft)Surface

Augusto C. Sandino Airport Terminal

Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA) has two terminals that handle domestic and international flights. 

  • Terminal 1 (T1): Handles all domestic and international flights to nearby Central American countries.
  • Terminal 2 (T2): Handles all other international flights

The terminal is modern and well-equipped with a variety of amenities, including duty-free shops, restaurants, and bars. There are also ATMs, currency exchange offices, and luggage storage facilities.

Nearest Airports to Augusto C. Sandino International Airport

Some of the closest airports to MGA Airport are:

  • Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR / MRLB) – 224 km
  • Tamarindo Airport (TNO / MRTM) – 285 km
  • La Fortuna Airport (FON / MRAN) – 330 km
  • Nosara Airport (NOB / MRNS) – 335 km
  • Toncontín International Airport (TGU / MHTG) – 370 km
  • Tambor Airport (TMU / MRTR) – 399 km
  • Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO / MROC) – 409 km
  • El Salvador International Airport (SAL / MSLP) – 521 km

Airlines Operating from Augusto C. Sandino Airport

The following airlines operate from Augusto C. Sandino Airport.

  • Aeroméxico Connect
  • American Airlines
  • Aruba Airlines
  • Avianca El Salvador
  • Conviasa
  • Copa Airlines
  • La Costeña
  • Sansa Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • United Airlines

Write a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: