Manta Air Base
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|Manta Air Base|
Eloy Alfaro Air Base
Eloy Alfaro International Airport
|IATA: MEC - ICAO: SEMT|
<tr><th colspan="2" align="left" valign="top">Airport type</th><td colspan="2" valign="top">Military/Public</td></tr><tr><th colspan="2" align="left" valign="top">Operator</th><td colspan="2" valign="top">Military of Ecuador</td></tr><tr><th colspan="2" align="left" valign="top">Serves</th><td colspan="2" valign="top">Manta</td></tr>
|Elevation AMSL||48 ft (15 m)|
Manta Air Base (also known as Eloy Alfaro Air Base) (IATA: MEC, ICAO: SEMT) is an combination civilian airport and military air base on the outskirts of Manta in the province of Manabí in western continental Ecuador. The airport was inaugurated by the Ecuadorian air force on October 24, 1978.
The airport is currently used by the United States Air Force division of the United States Southern Command for operations against illegal cocaine trafficking in northwestern South America. Rafael Correa, the Ecuadorian president elect has promised that he will not renew the agreement that allows the United States access to the base.
 External links
- Aviación - Ala 23 "Eloy Alfaro "- Manta -, description in Spanish of Manta Air Base on the Web site of the Ecuadorian military
- World Aero Data airport information for SEMT
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