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Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport Code SCL

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Airport coordinates

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


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

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About Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport Code

Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International 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 kilometers northwest of Santiago.

About Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (SCL)

Located in the heart of exquisite Pudahuel, Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (SCL) 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. 

Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (SCL) 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, Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (SCL) is a sight to behold. 

Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International 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. 

Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (SCL) Terminal

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

Ground Floor

This facility hosts arrivals, 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 Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (CSL)

Governor Fancisco Gabrielli International Airport : 369 km 

Los Cerillos : 21 km 

Major Airlines Operating from Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (CSL)

Aerolineas Argentinas 


Air Canada

Air France 

American Airlines 


British Airways 

Copa Airlines 

Delta Air Lines 

Gol Transportes Aereos



JetSmart Argentina 


LATAM Brasil

LATAM Chile 




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

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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