Corn Island Airport is a shared public and military airport owned by the Republic of Nicaragua. It is operated by the La Impresa Administradora de Aeropuertos Internacionales or EAAI, serving the Corn Islands off the coast of mainland Nicaragua. The airport is located in Big Corn Island, one of the 12 municipalities of the South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region. The Big Corn Island, or colloquially Isla Grande del Maiz, has an area of 10 square kilometres, making it the greater island out of the two 'Corns' (the other being Little Corn Island) based on the size. Big Corn Island is known for its untouched beaches, and its significantly simple way of living.
Corn Island International Airport has recently been gifted with a new terminal, which now houses all its facilities and services. The new terminal has been built to handle and offer better services than ever, to make it at par with the other Nicaraguan island airports.
Services and Facilities
Corn Island Airport stands at an elevation of 18 feet or six metres above mean sea level, and has an asphalt runway that measures 4,921 feet or 1,500 metres long. The current runway was refurbished recently, so that medium-sized jet aircraft can comfortably land in the airport. The airport also provides flight services to the islands of Bluefields, Managua, and Puerto Cabezas, through the airline Avianca Nicaragua. Avianca Nicaragua is a domestic airline service of Nicaragua, operating from Managua to 10 domestic destinations across Nicaragua.
Other facilities of the airport include x-ray machines for baggage checks, two immigration offices for safe entry to Nicaragua, a baggage claim with a conveyor belt to easily get passenger items and bags, and a small tower, which overlooks the whole facility and sees through on the take-off. The airport also has bus and taxi services for easy access around the island, and parking spaces for private vehicles.