Santiago de Chile Airport Reviews


Santiago de Chile Airport Reviews

Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez) (IATA: SCL, ICAO: SCEL), also known as Santiago International Airport and Pudahuel Airport, located in Pudahuel, 15 km (9.3 mi) north-west of downtown Santiago, is Chile’s largest aviation facility and the busiest international air passenger gateway to the country.

Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport has domestic and international services to Europe, Oceania and The Americas. It served 15,233,980 passengers in 2012 (+17,3%). 8,334,841 were passengers in domestic routes and 6,899,139 passengers in international flights. In 2011 it was the 9th busiest airport in Latin America and the 6th busiest in South America by passenger traffic. It is the 7th busiest airport in Latin America by aircraft movements, serving 124,799 operations.

It is also the major connecting point for air traffic between Latin America and Oceania. Its location in Chile’s most populated area, as well as in the central part of the country makes of it an ideal main hub and maintenance center for most local airlines such as LAN Airlines, Sky Airline and PAL Airlines. LAN Airlines accounts for approximately 82% of the total airport commercial operations.

The Santiago de Chile Airport is owned by the Chilean State and operated since July 1998 by SCL Terminal Aéreo Santiago S.A. Sociedad Concesionaria, a consortium of companies formed by Agunsa (Chile), Grupo ACS (Spain) and Vancouver Airport Services (Canada). The Air traffic control is handled by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (Chile). Its ICAO category is 4E. The airport functions as a joint civil-military facility. It is the headquarters of the Chilean Air Force 2nd Air Brigade and where its 10th Aviation Group is based.


ATMs / Cash Machines -Yes
Car Rentals – Alamo • Avis • Budget • Econorent • Europcar • Hertz • Rosselot. Location: First Level, International Arrivals
Currency Exchange – Available before you go through security.
Food / Restaurants – There are 24 hour food concessions in the International Terminal:
»Landside: Gatsby
»Airside: Dunkin Donuts
Information Desk – info not available
Luggage Storage / Lockers – info not available
Showers – info not available
Internet – Free WiFi is available at the Santiago de Chile Airport near the gates.

Airport opening hours:
Open 24 hours

Santiago de Chile Airport Official Website

Santiago de Chile Airport Map

Santiago de Chile Airport Weather Forecast

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