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Arturo Merino Benítez Airport Code SCL

Airport Codes


Airport coordinates

LAT / LON -33°-23'-34"S / -70°-47'-8"W


Weather Observations

Station ID: SCEL
Observation Time: 10/03/2021 4:26 am

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About Arturo Merino Benítez Airport Code

Arturo Merino Benítez Airport Code is SCL. This IATA code is based on the name of Santiago city where the airport is located. It is nestled in the heart of Pudahuel some 15 kilometres northwest of Santiago.

About Arturo Merino Benitez Airport (SCL)

Located in the heart of exquisite Pudahuel, Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (SCL Airport) is Chile’s busiest airport with 124,799 aircraft operations every year. It serves various destinations around the world including Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Its location in the central part of the country plays a major role in its popularity among its fans; also making it an ideal hub for maintenance for local airlines such as LATAM, which accounts for 82% of commercial operations. 

Arturo Merino Benitez Airport (SCL Airport) is one of the longest non-stop destinations for a number of European carriers including Iberia, Air France, and British Airways. Regarded as the gateway to Oceania, this facility is a catalyst to economic development where people from all over the world form a sort of beautiful cultural confluence. 

This facility is brimming with all exclusive amenities for its passengers and the general public. Shops for souvenirs, jewellery, and handicrafts; restaurants, and lounges flanked by plush hotels, Arturo Merino Benitez Airport (SCL Airport) is a sight to behold. 

Arturo Merino Benitez Airport (SCL) Runway

  • There are two asphalt state-of-the-art runways at the airport: 17R/35L and 17L/35R. 
  • These runways are CAT II & IIIb equipped. 

Arturo Merino Benitez Airport (SCL) Terminal

The terminal building features four levels: Ground Floor, First Floor, Second Floor, and Third Floor. 

Ground Floor

This facility hosts arrival, baggage claim, customs, border controls, duty-free shops, parking lots, hotels, and transport services. 

First Floor

Lounges for the general public and VIP lounges and administrative offices. 

Second Floor

This facility has departures, check-in areas, duty-free shops, border control police, multi-cuisine restaurants, halls, and gates. 

Third Floor

This facility features VIP check-ins and restaurants. 

The following facilities are also at the terminal:

LATAM Airlines Lounge, American Airlines Admirals Club, Delta Air Lines, Avianca Sala VIP, and Pacific Club.

Nearest Airports to Arturo Merino Benitez Airport (CSL)

  • Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport: 369 km 
  • Los Cerrillos: 21 km 

Major Airlines Operating from Arturo Merino Benitez Airport (CSL)

  • Aerolineas Argentinas 
  • Aeromexico 
  • Air Canada
  • Air France 
  • American Airlines 
  • Avianca 
  • British Airways 
  • Copa Airlines 
  • Delta AirLines 
  • Gol Transportes Aereos
  • Iberia
  • JetSmart
  • JetSmart Argentina 
  • KLM
  • LATAM Brasil
  • LATAM Chile 
  • LATAM Peru
  • Level 
  • Qantas
  • Sky Airline
  • United Airlines

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
17R-35L 12,303 ft 148 ft Asphalt Yes
17L-35R 12,303 ft 180 ft Asphalt Yes

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