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Mataveri International Airport
Isla de Pascua Airport
IATA: IPC – ICAO: SCIP
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator FACH - Fuerza Aérea de Chile (Chilean Air Force)
Location Mataveri
Elevation AMSL 69 m / 227 ft
Coordinates 27°09′53″S 109°25′18″W / 27.16472°S 109.42167°W / -27.16472; -109.42167Coordinates: 27°09′53″S 109°25′18″W / 27.16472°S 109.42167°W / -27.16472; -109.42167
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 10,885 3,318 Asphalt

Mataveri International Airport or Isla de Pascua Airport (IATA: IPC, ICAO: SCIP) is located at Hanga Roa on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) (Isla de Pascua in Spanish). The most remote airport in the world, Mataveri International Airport is 3,759 kilometres (2,336 mi) from Santiago, Chile (SCL) which has scheduled flights to it on the Chilean carrier LAN Airlines (formerly LanChile). The runway starts just inland from the island's southeast coast at Mataveri and nearly reaches the northwest coast, almost separating the mountain of Rano Kau from the rest of the island.

The airport is the main point of entry for thousands of tourists who come to Easter Island to see its famous Moai statues. The airport also has a transit lounge used by passengers who are continuing onwards to or returning from Papeete, Tahiti, which is also serviced by LAN Airlines.

History

Scheduled services from the Chilean mainland started in 1967 with a monthly DC-6B flight that took 9 hours, using a runway extended and paved for the use of a US base. In 1970, services were upgraded with a faster weekly Boeing 707 service to the mainland. Tahiti services were added in 1971, and the frequency doubled to twice-weekly..

The airport's single runway is 3,318 m (10,885 ft). The airport was once designated as an abort site for the U.S. Space Shuttle when polar orbital flights from Vandenberg, California were planned. The project to lengthen the runway began in 1984 (ended in 1987) and enabled wide-bodied jets to use the airport, which further boosted tourism to the island. LAN currently flies Boeing 767 aircraft to the island on its scheduled services.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
LAN Airlines Lima [begins January 5], Papeete, Santiago de Chile


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General Info
Country Chile
ICAO ID SCIP
Time UTC-6(-5DT)
Latitude -27.164792
27° 09' 53.25" S
Longitude -109.421831
109° 25' 18.59" W
Elevation 227 feet
69 meters
Type Joint (Civil and Military)
Magnetic Variation 015° E (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency MILITARY - CIVIL JOINT USE AIRPORT
Near City Isla de Pascua
Island Group EASTER I
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry


Communications
PASCUA TWR 118.1
121.9
PASCUA RDO 127.3
3467
4669
5643
6649
PASCUA APP 127.3
118.1
121.5


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
10/28 10885 x 145 feet
3318 x 44 meters
ASPHALT 065FCWT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME IPA ISLA DE PASCUA 118X 117.1 At Field -
NDB IPA ISLA DE PASCUA - 280 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

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


Remarks
CAUTION Bird haz. First turning bay thld Rwy 28 unsvc. Ant lctd 4429 ' N rwy cntrline hgt 121' unlgtd.
FUEL A1 cash only, 48 hr PN. 100LL avbl with 6 month PN. (NC-100LL, A1)
LGT PAPI Rwy 10 GS 2.5 . PAPI Rwy 28 GS 2.8 .
OPR HOURS Opr O/R SR-SS.



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