Lieutenant Ramon A. Ayub Gonzalez Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional Teniente Ramon A. Ayub González
Runway view from the air
Airport typePublic
LocationCapitán Miranda, Paraguay
Elevation AMSL199 m / 653 ft
Coordinates27°13′37″S 55°50′14″W / 27.2270°S 55.8373°W / -27.2270; -55.8373
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 2,200 7,218 Asphalt

Teniente Ramon A. Ayub Gonzalez Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Teniente Ramon A. Ayub González) (IATA: ENO, ICAO: SGEN) is an international airport serving Encarnación, capital of the Itapúa Department of Paraguay. It is located in the Capitan Miranda district, around 14 km north of the center of Encarnación.[1]


The airport belongs to the Municipality of Encarnación, and was constructed nearby the Yacyretá Dam.[2][3] Initially, projects were planned for flights to Asunción and Buenos Aires.[4]


The airport was habilitated in 2013.[5] On 4 January 2013, it was reported that the first commercial flight would arrive at Encarnación on 15 January from Resistencia, Argentina.[6] On 6 January 2013, ABC reports that the Intendent of Encarnación, Juan Smalko, informs of the habilitation of Encarnación's Airport to operate national and international flights.[3] The habilitation serves for small air planes, which can be private or public.[3] Juan Smalko informs that the airport operates flight during the day time but would soon be implementing a regular line of flights, with an Argentine airline.[3] On 15 January 2013, it is said that the route from Asunción to Encarnación will become the second domestic route to operate regularly in Paraguay, in addition to the Asunción-Ciudad del Este route which is operate by TAM Mercosur.[7]

On 19 January 2013, it is reported that the first international flight descends at Encarnación's Airport, arriving from Bahia, Brazil.[2] TAGUA operated to Asunción's Silvio Pettirossi Airport as of 10 November 2014.[8] On 12 January 2016 the airport was officially habilitated for night flights by DINAC, after a system of runway lights had been installed.[9][10]


In March 2020, ampliation of the airport was announced,[11] including to the landing runway to 500 metres.[12] The airport continued operation during the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine.[13] In December 2020, the president of the DINAC planned to realize investments to better the airport's infrastructure.[14] For 2020, it closed with a total of 1, 346 flights.[15]


As of 2013, the airport had an average of two to three flights per day.[3]

Airlines and destinations

Normally this airport is served by Sol del Paraguay, an airline that flies almost daily flights to Asunción.[16] However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the flights have been suspended for the time being.

See also


  1. ^ "Plantean transferencia del Aeropuerto de Encarnación a la DINAC".
  2. ^ a b "Aeronáutica Paraguay: Descendió primer vuelo internacional en aeropuerto de Encarnación". Archived from the original on 2014-11-10. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  3. ^ a b c d e ${w.time}. "Más vuelos desde Encarnación - Nacionales - ABC Color". Retrieved 2016-09-06.
  4. ^ "En Encarnación hay entusiasmo por el aeropuerto internacional". Retrieved 2016-09-06.
  5. ^ "Aeropuerto".
  6. ^ Bienvenido. "El aeropuerto de Encarnación pasa a ser estación internacional". Retrieved 2016-09-06.
  7. ^ "Macair Jet llega al Paraguay como Ad Maiora Líneas Aéreas |". Retrieved 2016-09-06.
  8. ^ "Paraguay inauguró su tercer aeropuerto internacional". Retrieved 2016-09-06.
  9. ^ Habilitan aeropuerto de Encarnación, on 2016-01-12. Retrieved 2018-10-27.
  10. ^ "Plantean transferencia del Aeropuerto de Encarnación a la DINAC".
  11. ^ "Alistan ampliación de aeropuerto de Encarnación".
  12. ^ "Alistan ampliación de aeropuerto de Encarnación".
  13. ^ "La Nación / Aeropuerto de Encarnación continuó operando durante la cuarentena".
  14. ^ "Plantean transferencia del Aeropuerto de Encarnación a la DINAC".
  15. ^ "La Nación / Aeropuerto de Encarnación continuó operando durante la cuarentena".
  16. ^ Sol del Paraguay. "Sol del Paraguay oficial website". Retrieved 2021-09-22.