Cotopaxi International Airport

Cotopaxi International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Cotopaxi) (IATA: LTX, ICAO: SELT) is a high-elevation airport in Latacunga, the capital of the Cotopaxi Province in Ecuador. The airport is within a broad valley of the Ecuadoran Andes, with rising terrain east and west, and mountainous terrain distant in all quadrants.

Cotopaxi International Airport
Aeropuerto Cotopaxi.JPG
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorEcuadorian Air Force
ServesLatacunga, Ecuador
Elevation AMSL9,480 ft / 2,890 m
Coordinates00°54′25″S 78°36′57″W / 0.90694°S 78.61583°W / -0.90694; -78.61583Coordinates: 00°54′25″S 78°36′57″W / 0.90694°S 78.61583°W / -0.90694; -78.61583
LTX is located in Ecuador
Location of the airport in Ecuador
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 3,712 12,178 Asphalt
Source: WAD[1] GCM[2]

It has the second longest runway in Ecuador. Runway length includes a 440 metres (1,440 ft) displaced threshold on Runway 19.

Airlines and destinationsEdit


CargoluxBogotá, Luxembourg

Cargo B airlines once operated to the airport with Boeing 747 freighter airplanes, making it the largest airplane to operate at this airport. Cargolux currently operates the type to Europe from Cotopaxi.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Airport information for SELT from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for Cotopaxi at Great Circle Mapper.

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