La Chinita International Airport

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La Chinita International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional La Chinita
La Chinita International Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport typeMilitary/Public
OperatorGovernment
LocationMaracaibo
Elevation AMSL235 ft / 72 m
Coordinates10°33′30″N 71°43′40″W / 10.55833°N 71.72778°W / 10.55833; -71.72778
Map
MAR is located in Venezuela
MAR
MAR
Location of the airport in Venezuela
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03L/21R 3,000 9,843 concrete
03R/21L 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Passengers movement2,848,677
Sources: Fuentes[1] WAD[2] Google Maps[3]

La Chinita International Airport (IATA: MAR, ICAO: SVMC) is an airport serving Maracaibo, in the Zulia state of Venezuela. La Chinita is Venezuela's second most important airport in terms of passenger and aircraft movements, after Simón Bolívar International Airport near Caracas.

History[edit]

The airport opened on 16 November 1969, during the administration of President of Venezuela Rafael Caldera, to open a gateway to the western part of the country and to alleviate congestion from Simón Bolívar International Airport, which manages about half of the international flights in Venezuela. The earlier airport was Grano de Oro (1960 diagram)

Facilities[edit]

Runway 03L/21R length does not include a 300 metres (980 ft) paved overrun on the north end. The Maracaibo VORTAC (Ident: MAR) is located 0.81 nautical miles (1.50 km) northeast of the threshold of Runway 21R.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Avior Airlines Bogotá, Caracas
Conviasa Caracas, Porlamar
Copa Airlines Panama City–Tocumen
Estelar Latinoamerica Caracas
LASER Airlines Caracas
Turpial Airlines Valencia (VE)
Venezolana Caracas, Panama City–Tocumen

Accidents and incidents[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dirección de Operaciones
  2. ^ World Data Aero
  3. ^ Google Maps - La Chinita
  4. ^ MAR VOR
  5. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 8 October 2009.