La Chinita International Airport
|La Chinita International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional La Chinita
|IATA: MAR – ICAO: SVMC
|Elevation AMSL||235 ft / 72 m|
The airport opened on 16 November 1969, during the government of President of Venezuela Rafael Caldera to open a gate to the western part of the country and alleviate congestion from Simón Bolívar International Airport near Caracas, which manages about 90% of the international flights in Venezuela.
La Chinita International Airport is the second airport in importance by movements.
The earlier airport was Grano de Oro (1960 diagram)
Terminals, Airlines and Destinations
Seasonal: Porlamar, Valencia
|Aserca Airlines||Barcelona, Caracas, Puerto Ordaz, Valencia
Seasonal: Aruba, Curaçao, Punta Cana, Santo Domingo
|Avior Airlines||Barcelona, Caracas, Puerto Ordaz, Valencia||Domestic|
|Conviasa||Caracas, Las Piedras, Maturin, Porlamar||Domestic|
|Copa Airlines||Panama City||International|
|Perla Airlines||Charter: Aruba, Porlamar||Domestic, International|
|Venezolana||Aruba, Caracas, Maturin, Panama City, Porlamar, Santa Barbara del Zulia||Domestic, International|
Accidents and incidents
- On 1 November 1971, Vickers Viscount YV-C-AMZ of Linea Aeropostal Venezolana crashed shortly after take-off. All four people on board were killed.
- On 29 November 2006, a Conviasa Boeing 737-200 with 94 passengers on board made an emergency return to Maracaibo's La Chinita International Airport ten minutes after takeoff due to a window fracture. After another entity became the owner of the aircraft, the aircraft crashed on 30 August 2008 near Latacunga, Ecuador, killing all three crew members.
- La Chinita Airport Main Page
- Airport information for SVMC at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
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