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Airport Overview

Teniente Coronel Luis A. Mantilla Airport (IATA: TUA, ICAO: SETU) is the air terminal that provides service to the city of Tulcán. It is located outside the urban perimeter, northeast of the city, in the province of Carchi, in Ecuador, at an altitude of 2941 m s. n. m. (meters above sea level) and with a reference temperature of 20 ° C (degrees Celsius). Officially named in honor of the carchense pilot Luis Mantilla Guerrero, who was one of the pioneers in Ecuadorian military aviation. It is a second category national service airport according to the AIP. It operates on daylight hours and currently without commercial operation.

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Ecuador

Province or District

Carchi

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Airport

Tulcán

Airport’s Complete Name

Teniente Coronel Luis A. Mantilla Airport

Latitude

-0.809444

Longitude

-77.70806

Elevation (ft and m)

2941 m / 9648 ft (masl)

IATA Code

TUA

ICAO Code

SETU

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Dirección General de Aviación Civil DGAC

Contact

Edwin Vivas 

edwin.vivas@aviacioncivil.gob.ec

arpto.tulcan@aviacioncivil.gob.ec

NGO and/or UN Presence at AirportN/A

Other Services

There are two arrival halls: one for national service passengers and another for international service when there are border operations in accordance with bilateral treaties with Colombia, a pre-boarding room, a waiting room that is shared with the counters of the aviation companies, customs services, migration, agro-quality control, medical service, taxi service. In addition, there are bar, hotel, currency exchange, and post office services in the city.

  • AD Administration, MON / FRI 08:00 / 16:30.
  • Migration at the request of the airlines.
  • MET HJ Notification Office 06: 00-18: 00.
  • ATS (Air Traffic Service) HJ 06: 00-18: 00.
  • CAT 5 Fire Fighting and Rescue Service.
  • Security, HJ 08: 00-18: 00.
  • Hotels, restaurants in the city.
  • Transportation: taxis from the city-airport 06: 00/18: 00.
  • Medical facilities and services in the city.
  • ATMs in the city H24, post office 06: 00/18: 00.
  • Tourist offices and travel agencies in the city.

Runway

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

2400 × 30 m

Runway Orientation

06/24

Runway Surface

Asphalt PCN 41/F/A/Y/T *

Runway Condition

Good / No taxi way

(*) approximately for an A-320 / B-737 aircraft

Airport Infrastructure Details

The passenger terminal has an approximate area of ​​2700 m² (square meters), distributed in three blocks, one where the arrival hall for national passengers is located and has a baggage delivery band, the other block is located the medical service and an office for use of the DGAC with two warehouses with access to the platform, and the last block is the main room where the pre-boarding room is located with all its baggage control equipment, international passenger arrival room, passenger waiting room with direct access to the companies' counter, there are offices for aviation companies, DGAC, migration, customs, agro-quality and others for use according to airport needs. 

Infrastructure

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening

Yes

Runway Lighting

No

Refueling Capacity

N/A

Ground Handling Services

No

Air Traffic Control

Yes

Fire Fighting Equipment

Yes Cat 5 Fire Fighting and Rescue Service

Weather Information

Yes

Aircraft Parking Space

Yes

Navigation Aids

Yes

Perimeter Fencing

No

Windsock

Yes

 


Source: http://www.sico.aviacioncivil.gob.ec/

Source: http://www.sico.aviacioncivil.gob.ec/

Source: http://www.sico.aviacioncivil.gob.ec/

Source: http://www.sico.aviacioncivil.gob.ec/

Fuel Services Charges

N/A

Royalties / Non-Objection Fees

N/A