Playa Baracoa Military Airport May Be Used For White House Aircraft

Given operational constrictions at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, The White House may use the Playa Baracoa Military Airport to stage aircraft (including C-17s) which will transport two vehicles for President Obama ("The Beast"), United States Secret Service vehicles, White House Communications Agency (WACA) vehicles, emergency services (ambulance), helicopter (possible) and back-up Air Force One.

Playa Baracoa Airport (IATA: UPB, ICAO: MUPB) is a regional airport west of Havana managed by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of the Republic of Cuba and is the location of VIP aircraft and VIP charter operations managed by Revolutionary Armed Forces of the Republic of Cuba-controlled Gaviota.  It is located in the village of Playa Baracoa, municipality of Caimito, Artemisa Province.