La Florida Airport (Chile)

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For the airport with this name in Colombia, see La Florida Airport (Colombia).
La Florida Airport


LSC is located in Chile
Location of airport in Chile
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Location La Serena, Chile
Elevation AMSL 481 ft / 147 m
Coordinates 29°54′58″S 071°11′58″W / 29.91611°S 71.19944°W / -29.91611; -71.19944Coordinates: 29°54′58″S 071°11′58″W / 29.91611°S 71.19944°W / -29.91611; -71.19944
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 1,938 6,358 Asphalt
12R/30L 1,366 4,480 Grass
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

La Florida Airport (IATA: LSCICAO: SCSE) is an airport in La Serena, Chile. This is one of two Chilean airports with an east–west runway (the other is Balmaceda); because of the shape of the country, all others run north–south.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
LAN Express Antofagasta, Calama, Copiapó, Santiago de Chile
Sky Airline Antofagasta, Santiago de Chile


On January 19, 1951, captain Roberto Parragué Singer on his plane "Manu-Tara" took off from La Florida Airport and landed on Hanga Roa, Easter Island the next day, achieving the first flight ever to Easter Island.[3]

On December 9, 1982, Aeronor Flight 304 crashed short of the runway, killing all 46 passengers and crew.


  1. ^ Airport information for SCSE at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for LSC at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ [1] -Museo Aeronáutico de Chile (Spanish)

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