Mariscal Lamar International Airport

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Mariscal Lamar International Airport
Aeropuerto Mariscal Lamar
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Interior of Mariscal Lamar Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Corporación Aeroportuaria de Cuenca
Serves Cuenca, Ecuador
Elevation AMSL 8,306 ft / 2,532 m
Coordinates 02°53′22″S 078°59′04″W / 2.88944°S 78.98444°W / -2.88944; -78.98444
CUE is located in Ecuador
Location of airport in Ecuador
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 1,900 6,234 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Mariscal Lamar International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Mariscal Lamar) (IATA: CUEICAO: SECU) is an airport serving Cuenca,[1] a city in the province of Azuay in Ecuador.


The airport resides at an elevation of 8,306 feet (2,532 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 05/23 with an asphalt surface measuring 6,234 by 118 feet (1,900 m × 36 m).[1] Since 2002 the ILS system for the airport is available and fully operational. Despite improvements the location of the airport in the middle of the city is a major handicap, as the runway is only barely long enough for large planes landing at this altitude. This has resulted in a few accidents involving planes running off the end of the runway, a restriction on flights in wet weather during much of 2016, and at the end of 2016 the airport completed a resurfacing of the runway to improve traction in wet weather.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

A TAME Airbus A320 with the new colors parked in the Mariscal Lamar Airport in Cuenca, Ecuador
Airlines Destinations
Avianca Ecuador Quito
LATAM Ecuador Quito
TAME Guayaquil, Quito



  1. ^ a b c Airport information for SECU from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for CUE at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 8 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 8 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Cuenca, Ecuador to close for one month for runway works". 

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