Cotopaxi International Airport

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Cotopaxi International Airport
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Ecuadorian Air Force
Serves Latacunga, Ecuador
Elevation AMSL 9,206 ft / 2,806 m
Coordinates 00°54′25″S 78°36′57″W / 0.90694°S 78.61583°W / -0.90694; -78.61583Coordinates: 00°54′25″S 78°36′57″W / 0.90694°S 78.61583°W / -0.90694; -78.61583
LTX is located in Ecuador
Location of the airport in Ecuador
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 3,712 12,178 Asphalt
Source: WAD[1] GCM[2] Google Maps[3]

Cotopaxi International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Cotopaxi) (IATA: LTXICAO: SELT) is a high elevation airport in Latacunga, the capital of the Cotopaxi Province in Ecuador. The airport is within a broad valley of the Ecuadoran Andes, with rising terrain east and west, and mountainous terrain distant in all quadrants.

It has the second longest runway in Ecuador. Runway length includes a 440 metres (1,440 ft) displaced threshold on Runway 19.

The Latacunga VOR-DME (Ident: LTV) and non-directional beacon (Ident: LAT) are located on the field.[4][5]


Airlines Destinations
TAME Guayaquil


Airlines Destinations
Cargolux Bogota, Luxembourg
Centurion Air Cargo Miami

Cargo B airlines once operated to the airport with Boeing 747 freighter airplanes, making it the largest airplane to operate at this airport. Cargolux currently operates the type to Europe from Cotopaxi.

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