Balmaceda Airport

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Balmaceda Airport
Airport typePublic
LocationBalmaceda, Chile
Elevation AMSL1,722 ft / 525 m
Coordinates45°54′58″S 71°41′15″W / 45.91611°S 71.68750°W / -45.91611; -71.68750Coordinates: 45°54′58″S 71°41′15″W / 45.91611°S 71.68750°W / -45.91611; -71.68750
BBA is located in Chile
Location of Balmaceda Airport in Chile
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,503 8,212 Asphalt
Sources:[1] GCM[2] Google Maps[3]

Balmaceda Airport (IATA: BBA, ICAO: SCBA) is an airport next to the village of Balmaceda, serving the Aysén Region of Chile. The airport is 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) west of the Argentina border, it is located 55 km south-east of Coyhaique, the regional capital.

The Balmaceda VOR-DME (Ident: BAL) is located 0.31 nautical miles (0.6 km) off the approach threshold of Runway 09. The Balmaceda non-directional beacon (Ident: BAL) is located on the field.[4][5]

Expansion plans[edit]

In 2016 works to improve the airfield and expand capacity were commenced consisting of resurfacing the damaged runway surface, the building of a new 30 m wide parallel taxiway, a new control tower, expansion of the apron, and improvements to other administrative structures.[6] These were made with an investment of approximately 27 billion pesos, much of which were national funds intended for the development of remote regions of the country.[7]

In April 2018 the new taxiway entered use as a temporary runway (designated 09L/27R) to enable repair works on the main runway.[8]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

LATAM Chile Puerto Montt, Santiago de Chile
Sky Airline Puerto Montt, Santiago de Chile[9]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 8 April 1968, Douglas C-49K CC-CBM of LADECO crashed on approach, killing all 36 people on board. The aircraft was operating a domestic scheduled passenger flight from Los Cerrillos Airport, Santiago.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Airport record for Aeródromo Balmaceda at
  2. ^ Airport information for Balmaceda Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ "Location of Balmaceda Airport". Google Maps. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  4. ^ Balmaceda VOR
  5. ^ Balmaceda NDB
  6. ^ "CONTRATO: AMPLIACIÓN AREA MOVIMIENTO AERÓDROMO BALMACEDA, XI REGION" (PDF). MOP - Dirección de Aeropuertos. September 8, 2016. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  7. ^ "Aeródromo de Balmaceda suma nueva pista y torre de control". Economía y Negocios. November 25, 2017. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  8. ^ SCTZ NOTAM C0052, Chilean AIP.
  9. ^ "Sky Airline Adds New Domestic Routes in NW16". routesonline. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  10. ^ "CC-CBM Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 24 July 2011.

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