Santiago Arturo Benitez (SCL) Airport
Santiago Arturo Benitez SCL Airport Overview
SCL Airport is located in Pudahuel, a part of the metropolitan region of Santiago -17 miles northwest of city center. It is accessible either via Ruta 68, taking Autopista Vespucio north to the Airport Exit, or via the 6-lane Autopista Constanera Norte, taking the Airport Exit.
With two very long runways and serving over 14M travelers per year, Arturo Benitez Airport is hub for LAN Chile Airlines and is served by a number of domestic and international airlines (including Delta & American) offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
The on-Airport 5-level Holiday Inn connects internally to both the Domestic and the International areas of the passenger terminal and has its own parking spaces, as well as a conference hall for up to 170 persons.
The new passenger terminal at Santiago Benitez Airport is divided into Domestic (D) and International (I) areas.
The Tourist Information desk is located on the first level inside International Arrivals and is open 8:30am-5:30pm. Tel: 6019320.
Present and future Airport developments:
Phase 1 of the Airport's redevelopment plan is to increase the current terminal's capacity from 9 to 16 million passengers a year by 2015, and includes construction of a new international departure area, extension of domestic departure area, modification of domestic & international arrivals sector, new baggage handing system & increased international police capacity. Currently, many of Phase I construction projects have been completed.
According to Ministry of Public Works (MOP) announcement in late October 2013 - the Airport will undergo a US $700M expansion project: The entire project (transport, storage building, new terminal) is currently in the planning stages, while a tentative project start is set for first quarter of 2015, with a tentative completion date around the fourth quarter 2018. The new terminal is to be built south of the present one, and will also get new parking facilities.
79 Correo Aeropuerto Internacional .
- Website for Santiago Arturo Benitez: http://www.aeropuertosantiago.cl/english/
- Contact: http://www.aeropuertosantiago.cl/english//contact/index.php
- Phone: +56 2 690 1700