The Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (AMB), also known as Santiago-Pudahuel Airport, (IATA: SCL, OACI: SCEL) is Chile's main airport, located west of the city of Santiago, in the commune of Pudahuel - from which its old name, Pudahuel Airport, derives.
The airport is also one of the settlements of the Second Air Brigade of the Chilean Air Force (next to the Colina and Quintero Air Bases).
It is located 17 km from the center of the city of Santiago de Chile and 9 km from the commune of Pudahuel, to which it owes its old name: Pudahuel Airport.
The airport operates daily flights to Oceania, Europe and the American continent, being the main gateway in Latin America to Oceania. The 5 busiest international routes from Santiago Airport are Buenos Aires, Lima, São Paulo, Bogotá, Miami.