El Loa Airport

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El Loa Airport
Aeropuerto El Loa
El Loa Airdrome
Loa waiting.jpg
Summary
Airport type Domestic Airport
Owner Dirección de Aeronautica Civil de Chile
(DGAC)
Operator Sociedad Concesionaria El Loa S.A
Location Calama, Antofagasta Region, Chile
Elevation AMSL 7,543 ft / 2,299 m
Coordinates 22°29′23″S 068°54′13″W / 22.48972°S 68.90361°W / -22.48972; -68.90361Coordinates: 22°29′23″S 068°54′13″W / 22.48972°S 68.90361°W / -22.48972; -68.90361
Website Website in DGAC
Map
CJC is located in Chile
CJC
CJC
Location of airport in Chile
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 2,889 9,478 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Passengers 315,725

El Loa Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto El Loa) (IATA: CJCICAO: SCCF), is the major airport serving Calama, and one of the largest airports in Chile. The main terminal covers 20,000 square meters.

This airport is located approximately 6km from the city centre. The airport 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.

Passengers disembarking a flight from Santiago in 2008


Facilities[edit]

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 high control tower, fire brigade service centre, Air Club Hangar and Wastewater Treatment Plant were opened.

Airlines and Destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
LATAM Chile Santiago de Chile
Sky Airline Antofagasta, Copiapó, La Serena, Santiago de Chile

Statistics[edit]

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


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