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Airport Overview

The Macas Airport, also known as the Coronel Edmundo Carvajal Airport, is an airport serving Macas, the capital of Morona-Santiago Province in Ecuador. The airport  is located 1.9 nautical miles (3.5 km) off the approach threshold of Runway 19. The city of Macas (Morona Santiago) is the connection point for the Taisha, Gualaquiza, Limón Indanza, and Morona cantons and provides connectivity to 80 tracks in various communities in the sector; places where there is no other mode of transport than air. It is the only means of access to an average of 147 tracks of the Shuar and Achuar ethnic groups. There are 17 DGAC officials working in the terminal that allow the population to communicate with the rest of Ecuador.

Between January and February 2021, 1,875 air operations were registered through the companies: Aero Morona, Aerokashurco, Aerosangay, Aeromacas and Amazonía Verde. There are also occasional flights by the Air Force. The airport's cargo activity revolves around the transport of food, fuel, construction material and ambulance service, while the passenger activity provides the transfer of tourists and personnel of mining companies. It has a 2,560 m long by 30 m wide runway and has all the air navigation services that make both minor and major aviation operations possible. The C-130A Hercules of the Armed Forces with capacity for 100 passengers and the Embraer 190 for commercial flights for 70 occupants are the largest aircraft operating at the airport.

Some of the main services of the airport are a medical Service and fast-tracked security clearance. In case of any emergency the Fire Station and ambulances have a prompt response. The Macas non-directional beacon is located on the field.

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Ecuador

Province or District

Morona Santiago

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Airport

Macas (0 km)

Airport’s Complete Name

Coronel Edmundo Carvajal Airport

Latitude

-2.302277

Longitude

-78.120110

Elevation (ft and m)

460 m /1508 ft

IATA Code

XMS

ICAO Code

SEMA

Managing Company or Airport Authority

DIRECCION DE AVIACION CIVIL

Management Contact Person

Luis Bemeo

NGO and/or UN Presence at Airport?

N/A

Source: https://www.obraspublicas.gob.ec/ Dirección de Comunicación Social y Atención al Ciudadano MTOP - Diseño y Elaboración de Contenido

The average cost of each flight to the Trans Cutucú is $250. The trip is carried out with 5 pax capacity Cessnas, Pipers, who finance the trip. Average flight time is 20-30 minutes to any point in the jungle. Air transport becomes essential for dozens of inhabitants of remote rural areas, as it is the the only means of access to an average of 147 tracks of the Shuar and Achuar ethnic groups, who do not have other communication channels.

The Trans Cutucú area is located on the border with Peru, crossing the Trans Cutucú mountain range.

Airport Pictures

Runway

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

2,560 m  X 30 m

01/19

01/19

Runway Surface

Asphalt

Runway Condition

Good Condition

Airport Infrastructure Details

Infrastructure

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening

Yes

Runway Lighting

No

Refueling Capacity

Yes

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Air Traffic Control

Yes

Fire Fighting Equipment

Yes

Weather Information

Yes

Aircraft Parking Space

Yes

Navigation Aids

Yes

Perimeter Fencing

Yes

Windsock

Yes

 


The Macas VOR-DME (Ident: MSV) is located 1.9 nautical miles (3.5 km) off the approach threshold of Runway 19. The Macas non-directional beacon (Ident: MAS) is located on the field.

Fuel Services Charges

Ecuafuel is the fuelling station that belongs to PETROECUADOR, an Ecuadorian state company.

 

Price per Litre USD - $

Jet A-1

0.56

Avgas

0.13

The above are referential prices and were obtained from Petrocomercial information (GoE fuel supplier).  In the private sector, each retailer may vary its prices.

Royalties / Non-Objection Fees

N/A