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Carriel Sur Intl Airport

Carriel Sur International Airport
Airport type Public
Operator AEROSUR S.A
Location Concepción, Chile
Elevation AMSL 26 ft / 8 m
Coordinates 36°46′22″S 73°03′47″W / 36.77278°S 73.06306°W / -36.77278; -73.06306Coordinates: 36°46′22″S 73°03′47″W / 36.77278°S 73.06306°W / -36.77278; -73.06306
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02/20 9,842 3,000 Asphalt

Carriel Sur International Airport (IATA: CCP, ICAO: SCIE) is located in the vicinity of Concepción, approximately 500 km southwest of Santiago. It is the second largest airport in Chile and serves mainly domestic and international traffic for LAN Airlines and domestic traffic for LANExpress and Sky Airline. Due to its close proximity to Arturo Merino Benitez it serves as a primary alternate airport for it, usually receiving international traffic from Santiago as the airport closes due to weather.


Although plans of building an airport near Concepción date back to 1954, construction began only in 1960, shortly after the May 22nd earthquake, as it became imperative to count with a modern airport to link Chile's south-central region with the rest of the country. The airport was finally opened to the public on January 3, 1968. No airline accidents have been recorded in relation with the airport, although bird ingestions during takeoff have occurred causing rejected takeoffs or emergency returns from departing aircraft. No casualties derived from such bird ingestions have been recorded.


  • LAN Express (Puerto Montt, Santiago).
  • Sky Airline (Santiago, Temuco, Punta Arenas, Valdivia, Osorno).

Terminal building

In 2000, the original terminal building was decommissioned and turned over to the aviation authority for administrative use. A new terminal, operated by AEROSUR S.A., was opened north of the latter allowing the installation of jetways(4), Customs and Immigration service, a VIP lounge and a duty free store. The old ramp was not decommissioned, thus the amount of parking spaces increased from 5 to 10 (the original 5 plus 4 jetways and one remote parking adjacent to jetway 4)

Navaids, ATC services

Despite being the second most important airport in Chile, Carriel Sur does not count with radar service for approach/departure control. This service is provided using non-radar protocols, in coordination with Santiago's Area Control Center. Carriel Sur's control tower provides ground, tower and approach services on a 24-hour basis and is staffed by three air traffic controllers at all times. The airport has several navigation aids:

  • Category I ILS, runway 02. Localizer frequency 109.90 MHz, designator I-CEP
  • High-Altitude Doppler VOR with DME equipment, for non-precision approaches to both runways. Frequency 114.30 MHz, designator CAR.
  • Non-directional beacon/Localizer Outer Marker, located 5 nautical miles (9 km) south of runway 02's thereshold.
  • Marker beacon/Localizer middle marker, located one-half mile (1 km) south of runway 02's thereshold.


  • Carriel Sur's official website
  • Chilean Airport Authority file on Carriel Sur

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General Info
Country Chile
Time UTC-4(-3DT)
Latitude -36.772650
36° 46' 21.54" S
Longitude -73.063106
073° 03' 47.18" W
Elevation 26 feet
8 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 007° E (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Near City Concepcion
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS

GND 121.9

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
02/20 7540 x 148 feet
2298 x 45 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME CAR CONCEPCION 090X 114.3 1.1 NM 197.2
NDB CE CONCEPCION - 254 5.6 NM 018.2

Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)

CAUTION Bird haz. Trees 98 ft in hgt lctd 460 ft W of edge of Rwy.
CSTMS/AG/IMG 48 hrs PPR, Sat-Sun and Hol assessed fee.
FUEL Avbl 0830-2000Z++; OT O/R with 2 hr PN. (NC-100LL, A1). 100LL avbl for acft up to 12,500 lbs only. Caution advs on apn when refueling with AVGAS 100, loose grav and uneven terrain, unmarked.
LGT PAPI Rwy 20 GS 2.8 .
RSTD Triangular asp sfc lctd N of int of twy B and A unsvc to all types of acft.

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