THE CENTRAL AMERICAN AVIATION THREAD
"Tribute to Ilopango International Airport, El Salvador"
ICAO designator: MSSS
Elevation: 2018 feet
Latitude: 13° 41' 58.17" N
Longitude: 089° 07' 11.50" W
Runway ID: 15/33.
Dimensions: 7349 x 148 feet
Celebrating the 7th anniversary of the Cent Am aviation thread, let’s turn the introduction of its home page, speaking about former regional airports and El Salvador is our first step.
Ilopango International Airport served the city of San Salvador until the late 70s, when it was replaced by the current Comalapa International Airport which lies more than 40 kilometers from downtown.
Ilopango handled several main-line carriers in the past: AVIATECA, TACA, LACSA, COPA, IBERIA, SAHSA, Pan Am and offering direct flights as far as Madrid, New York and Los Angeles.
MSSS is currently utilized for military and private operations. It’s nestled on the eastern side of San Salvador.
Edited on December 12th 2013.