alberto carnevalli airport
aeropuerto alberto carnevalli
|elevation amsl||5,007 ft / 1,526 m|
|coordinates||08°34′56″n 071°09′40″w / 08°34′56″n 071°09′40″w /
alberto carnevalli airport (iata: mrd, icao: svmd) is an airport located 3 km southwest of downtown mérida, the capital of mérida state in venezuela. it is named in honor of
alberto carnevalli (es), a venezuelan lawyer and political activist.
the airport is in the chama river valley in the andean mountains, surrounded by higher terrain in all quadrants. night operations are prohibited. commercial service resumed to caracas on 2 august 2014, after being suspended for 5 years due to the crash of santa bárbara airlines flight 518.