Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL), Santiago

Commodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport is Chile's largest Airport and the main airport in the capital of Santiago de Chile. It is located 9 miles away from downtown Santiago and is also known as Santiago International Airport or Pudahuel Airport. The airport is situated 1555 feet above sea level and has two asphalt runways.

There are flights from the airport to destinations in Europe, Oceania and The Americas. It is a major connecting point between flights from South America and Oceania. It is used as a hub by the Chilean airlines LAN Airlines, Sky Airline and PAL Airlines. LAN Airlines contributes a significant amount of traffic at the airport.

The airport is owned by SCL Terminal Aero Santiago SA Sociedad Concesionatia which is a consortium made up of companies including Agunsa of Chile, Spanish Grupo ACS and Canada's Vancouver Airport Services.

The airport is designated for both civil aviation and military use with the headquarters of the Chilean Air Force based at the airport along with the 2nd Air Brigade and 10th Aviation Group.

The airport was built when the need for a modern airport that could handle jet traffic arose. The previous major airport in the city was Los Cerrillos Airport and construction on this larger airport began in 1960 with the opening in 1967.

The airport has three hotels: a Holiday Inn, Hotel Diego de Almargo and the Hilton Garden Inn. There are also a host of shopping outlets with duty free outlets managed by Spanish company Aldeasa. The airport also has 21 restaurants, bars and coffee shops.

LAN Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Avianca and Pacific Club operate airport lounges at the airport.

There are two official airport taxi services connecting the airport to the city. It is an 11 mile drive from the city centre. Buses operated by Centropuerto are also available and cars can be rented at outlets at the airport.

Routes To Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport

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