Santiago de Chile Airport (SCL)

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Santiago Airport (IATA: SCL, ICAO: SCEL), officially named Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, also known as Santiago de Chile airport or Pudahuel Airport, is the largest and busiest airport in Chile. The airport is located in Pudahuel, 15 km (9,3 miles) northwest of downtown Santiago, the capital city of Chile.

SCL airport is the hub for some local airlines as LATAM or Sky Airline. LATAM operates approximately 82% of the airport’s commercial operations.  

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The top ten busiest international routes from Santiago Airport are, in the following order: Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Lima, Bogotá, Miami, Madrid, Panama City, Mendoza and Mexico City.
In 2015, Arturo Merino Benítez Airport (SCL) handled 17,251,406 passengers. It is planned a Master Plan to expand the airport and the project will allow the airport to handle 34 million passengers by year 2034.

Terminals information

Santiago Airport has one Main Terminal Building, divided in 4 levels:


- Ground Floor: Baggage Claim, Arrivals, Duty Free Shop, Customs and Border Control, Transport Services, Parking Areas.

- First Floor: VIP lounges and Administrative offices.

- Second Floor: Departures, Check-in areas, Duty Free Shops, Restaurants, boarding halls and Gates.

- Third Floor: Restaurants, VIP Check-in areas (LATAM).


It is planned to remodel and expand the airport building a new terminal to operate with the international flights. The new terminal it is planned to be finished on 2020. 

Facilities and Services

The terminal building hosts Bank offices and Currency Exchange (a branch of Banco Santander), Chilean Automobile Club, Telecommunication Companies , Pharmacy, Travel Agencies, Insurance (Mapfre, AIG-Interamericana), Police Station (Carabineros de Chile), Kindergarten, Medical Care, Chapel, among others. 


Santiago airport in numbers

- Located 9.3 miles far northwest of downtown Santiago de Chile.

- Hub for LATAM and Sky Airline.

- Has one Main Terminal with four levels.

- It is planned to built a new terminal and open it on 2020.

- The top five international destinations are: Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Lima, Bogotá and Miami.

- In 2015 SCL airport handled 17,251,406 passengers.  


- Bus: Two different companies provide service from Santiago airport: TurBus Aeropuerto and Centropuerto. To get more information about the routes, ticket prices and hours, please, visit the transportation page.


- MiniBuses: Transfer Delfos and Transvip offer service 24h during all year.


- Taxi: Santiago airport has introduced a controlled route system known as “Vía Controlada” that provides taxi service. There are two different taxis:

- Black and Yellow: the regular ones. Run with a meter.

- Blue: the tourists ones. Taxis charges are fixed according and depending to the destination.


- Car Rental: Different car rental agencies provide service from Santiago airport. Check here the different options. 

Contact Information

Address: Pudahuel, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile

Phone: +56 2 2690 1752 


Lost and Found center

Phone: +56 2 690 1707 

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