La Chinita International Airport

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La Chinita International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional La Chinita
La Chinita International Airport.jpg


MAR is located in Venezuela
Location of airport in Venezuela
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Government
Location Maracaibo
Elevation AMSL 235 ft / 72 m
Coordinates 10°33′29″N 71°43′40″W / 10.55806°N 71.72778°W / 10.55806; -71.72778
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03L/21R 9.843 3.000 Concrete
03R/21L 8.202 2.500 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Passengers movement 2.848.677

La Chinita International Airport (IATA: MARICAO: SVMC) is at Maracaibo, Venezuela.

The airport opened on 16 November 1969, during the government of President of Venezuela Rafael Caldera to open a gate to the western part of the country and alleviate congestion from Simón Bolívar International Airport near Caracas, which manages about 50% of the international flights in Venezuela.

La Chinita International Airport is the second airport in importance by movements.

The earlier airport was Grano de Oro (1960 diagram)

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aeropostal Caracas Domestic
American Airlines Miami[1] International
Aruba Airlines Aruba International
Aserca Airlines Barcelona (VE), Caracas, Puerto Ordaz , Valencia Domestic
Avior Airlines Aruba, Curaçao International
Conviasa Caracas, Porlamar Domestic
Copa Airlines Panama City–Tocumen[2] International
Dynamic Airways Fort Lauderdale International
Insel Air Curaçao International
Insel Air Aruba Aruba International
Laser Airlines Caracas Domestic
Laser Airlines Aruba International
Venezolana Caracas, Maturin, Porlamar Domestic
Venezolana Aruba, Cartagena,[3] Medellin-JMC,[4] Panama City–Tocumen, Santo Domingo[5] International


Airlines Destinations
Amerijet International Miami

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