La Chinita International Airport
|La Chinita International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional La Chinita
|IATA: MAR – ICAO: SVMC
|Elevation AMSL||235 ft / 72 m|
The airport was 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.
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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