Diego Aracena Aguilar International Airport (IATA: IQQ, ICAO: SCDA), formerly called Chucumata, is located approximately 45 kilometers south of the city of Iquique, Chile, through the new Route 1 Highway, which involves a journey 25 minutes from the city. This airport is public.1
It owes its name to the aviator Diego Aracena Aguilar, commander-in-chief of the Chilean Air Force between 1932 and 1938, and the first FACH officer in history to hold the rank of Air General in 1936.
Its geographical reference is 20 ° 32´ south latitude and 70 ° 10´ west longitude; Its elevation from the sea is 47.85 meters. Its runway is 3,350 meters long and 45 meters wide, suitable for any type of aircraft, which makes the airport the second in the country, only surpassed by the Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Santiago. There is also a parallel taxiway (Alfa) 23 meters wide, which is also used by the facilities of the Los Cóndores Air Base, where the 1st Air Brigade of the Chilean Air Force is based. In addition, from the same terminal operates the Aviation Platoon No. 6 of the Chilean Army, the Grupo Aeronaval Norte of the Chilean Navy and a hangar of the Air Prefecture of Carabineros de Chile.
The airlines that operate at this airport are LATAM Airlines, Sky Airline, JetSmart, Amaszonas, Aerovías DAP, Paranair and Atlas Air (Cargo). The aircraft models that operate at this airport are Airbus A320, Airbus A321, Boeing 737, Boeing 787, Boeing 777 (Cargo and passengers), Boeing 747 (cargo) and Embraer.
- Renovated airport model according to airport remodeling plan.
- Includes the new sections and sleeves.
- Includes the new buildings of the General Directorate of Aeronautica de Chile (DGAC)
- Air base is included in a generic way with open hangars.
- Includes Iquique Air Club.