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
Province or District
Nearest Town or City with Distance from Airport
Machala (28 km)
Airport’s Complete Name
Santa Rosa International Airport
Elevation (ft and m)
21 ft / 6.4 m
Managing Company or Airport Authority
DGAC (Dirección General de Aviación Civil)
Management Contact Person
NGO and/or UN Presence at Airport?
Source: El Universo, https://www.eluniverso.com/
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.
2500 m x 30 m
Airport Infrastructure Details
Passenger / Cargo Security Screening
Ground Handling Services
Air Traffic Control
Fire Fighting Equipment
Aircraft Parking Space
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 - $
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