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Airport Overview

Santa Rosa International Airport (also known as Coronel Artilleria Victor Larrea Airport) is an airport serving Machala, the capital of El Oro Province in Ecuador. Located 28 kilometres (12 mi) south in Santa Rosa, it replaces the closed General Manuel Serrano Airport (permanent closed) in Machala, and is designed to handle international flights from Peru.

Within its infrastructure it has a 2,470m x 45m runway, its aircraft with the highest capacity an Airbus A-320, a pre-boarding room for 252 people, radio aids, fire service and ample parking spaces. In addition, this airport not only offers a modern infrastructure, it is also part of the Incentive Plan that has discounts on landing, lighting, flight protection, flight protection en route, parking for more than 4 hours. As well as the subsidy of 40% of air fuel, implemented by the National Government.

Latam Ecuador announced it will operate from Quito.  Different shrimp farms and banana farms operate from Santa Rosa and have their hangars here as well as Alas del Ecuador flight school. Daily general aviation flights from Guayaquil and other parts of the coast can be seen here. Occasionally, military flights operate to and from Santa Rosa.

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.

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Ecuador

Province or District

El Oro

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Airport

Machala (28 km)

Airport’s Complete Name

Santa Rosa International Airport

Latitude

-3.444759

Longitude

-79.995648

Elevation (ft and m)

21 ft / 6.4 m

IATA Code

ETR

ICAO Code

SERO

Managing Company or Airport Authority

DGAC (Dirección General de Aviación Civil)

Management Contact Person

Segundo Espinoza

NGO and/or UN Presence at Airport?

N/A

Source: El Universo, https://www.eluniverso.com/

Runway

This airport was built next to the Santa Rosa Agro airfield which is a private airstrip used for cropdusting.  Though it is not part of the same airport, the Santa Rosa Agro runway appears in the airport charts. However, both airfields are separate and there is no physical connection between both.  Santa Rosa tower must be contacted for takeoff and landing clearance. 

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

2500 m x 30 m

Runway Orientation

 09/27

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

WindsockYes

Fuel Services Charges

The only fuelling station is Ecuafuel , the  station belongs to PETROECUADOR, an Ecuadorian state company.  In this station large amount of fuel is available.


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