El Loa Airport

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El Loa Airport
Loa waiting.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerDirección de Aeronautica Civil de Chile (DGAC)
OperatorSociedad Concesionaria El Loa S.A
ServesCalama, Chile
Elevation AMSL7,543 ft / 2,299 m
Coordinates22°29′50″S 68°54′25″W / 22.49722°S 68.90694°W / -22.49722; -68.90694Coordinates: 22°29′50″S 68°54′25″W / 22.49722°S 68.90694°W / -22.49722; -68.90694
WebsiteWebsite in DGAC
CJC is located in Chile
Location of airport in Chile
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 3,040 9,974 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Sources: Landings.com[1] Google Maps[2] GCM[3]

El Loa Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto El Loa) (IATA: CJC, ICAO: SCCF), is the major airport serving Calama, a city in the Antofagasta Region of Chile. It is one of the largest airports in Chile.

The airport is 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the city centre. It currently accommodates aircraft with a maximum wingspan of 36m. There are plans to construct a second runway with capacity to accommodate wide body jets and military aircraft.

The Calama VOR-DME (Ident: LOA) is located 0.7 nautical miles (1.3 km) off the approach threshold of Runway 28. The Calama non-directional beacon (Ident: LOA) is located on the field.[4][5]

Passengers disembarking a flight from Santiago in 2008


Passenger Terminal[edit]

A new passenger terminal was inaugurated in 2014. With a total area of 8100 square meters, it includes three air bridges, an expanded apron and twelve commercial locations. In addition, there was extensive landscaping around the terminal and a new 500 space car park was built.

Other facilities[edit]

In parallel to the development of the new terminal, a new 28-metre (92 ft) high control tower, fire brigade service centre, Air Club Hangar, and Wastewater Treatment Plant were opened.

Airlines and Destinations[edit]

JetSmart Concepción, La Serena, Santiago de Chile
LATAM Chile Santiago de Chile, La Serena
LATAM Perú Lima (begins 2 July 2019)[6]
Sky Airline Concepción, Santiago de Chile


The number of passengers has been: 2004: 247,821 2005: 273,275 2006: 315,725 2013: 1,441,566

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Airport record for Aeropuerto Internacional El Loa at Landings.com
  2. ^ "Location of El Loa Airport". Google Maps. Google.com. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  3. ^ Airport information for El Loa Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  4. ^ Calama VOR
  5. ^ Calama NDB
  6. ^ http://tnews.com.pe/latam-volara-directo-entre-lima-y-montego-bay-a-partir-del-1-de-julio/

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