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Nicaragua Aviation 

Nicaragua has an international airport in the capital city Managua and four located in Bluefields, Corn Island, North San Juan, Puerto Cabeza. Currently is developing two additional airports that receive both domestic and international flights located on the island of Ometepe and and another on the island Huete. The latter will become the largest track in Central America. In addition there are five airfields located in Rosita, Siuna, Bonanza, Waspám and San Carlos.

Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport has been ranked as one of the safest in Latin America and serves as a connection to 15 international destinations.

The supervisory body at International Airports Administration Company EAAI addition to Augusto C. Sandino International Airport, currently manages EAAI local airports located in different ports.

The National Institute of Civil Aviation INAC, Le incumbent functions of regulation, supervision, control and application of the rules governing air transport services and all aviation activities taking place within the national territory, airspace and its enveloping territorial waters (Law 595, Title II, Chapter I Arto.9)

The airport serves international airlines American Airlines, United Airline, Delta Airline, Spirit Airline, Avianca, Nature Air. It also has a line called The National Coastal, which has daily flights aa cities Corn Island, Siuna, Puerto Cabezas, Bluefields, Bonanza, Rosita, Waspám and San Carlos. Also performs charter flights and freight.

Additionally, the International Airport has a cargo terminal where four lines provide service loading and unloading. The cargo airlines involved in the transport and handling of cargo to and from North, Central and South America and Europe. It has with own cargo storage warehouses carrying. The air freight service is provided by Amerincan Cargo Airline, Airline Avianca Cargo, UPS Cargo, Arrow Air

National Airports

Besides the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport, the EAAI (International Airports Management Company) currently manages other local airports located in the Pacific and Atlantic region of Nicaragua. The terminals of Bluefields and Puerto Cabezas have been remodeled, being equipped with modern facilities and safety equipment to ensure aviation operations and give more comfort to our passengers.

4.1 Nicaragua Government Contact List

 4.5 Nicaragua Airport Company Contact List

Procedures for foreign registered aircraft

The written permit application must be submitted to the Director General of INAC and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The following information must be included in the submission:

  • Aircraft registration number
  • Aircraft Type and Number
  • Origin and Destination
  • Estimated time of arrival
  • Purpose of flight
  • Company name
  • Crew Licensing
  • Flight altitude
  • itinerary
  • Estimated time of departure
  • Records of aircraft (registration certificate, insurance, continuing airworthiness, maintenance release)
  • Telephone number and Fax

The request should be sent 72 hours in advance.

For humanitarian agencies already operating in Nicaragua, it is recommended to obtain a "Permit Blank" through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), as part of their emergency preparedness activities. Once approved, a unique code is assigned to a requesting agency.

The Code allows the agency to request permission directly with INAC and get on the same day. For communication outside working hours (8 am to 5 pm) and Saturday / Sunday, coordinate with ONA - Notice of Aeronautics Office at 505 176 2233.