Comandante Armando Tola International Airport

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Comandante Armando Tola International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de El Calafate – Comandante Armando Tola
El Calafate airport control tower.jpg
IATA: FTEICAO: SAWC
FTE is located in Argentina
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Location of airport in Argentina
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Government and London Supply
Serves El Calafate, Santa Cruz
Location Camino al Aeropuerto, km 23. (Z9405) El Calafate
Elevation AMSL 669 ft / 204 m
Coordinates 50°16′48.90″S 72°03′11.50″W / 50.2802500°S 72.0531944°W / -50.2802500; -72.0531944Coordinates: 50°16′48.90″S 72°03′11.50″W / 50.2802500°S 72.0531944°W / -50.2802500; -72.0531944
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,649 8,688 Concrete
Source: DAFIF

Comandante Armando Tola International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto International de El Calafate – Comandante Armando Tola) (IATA: FTEICAO: SAWC) is an airport in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. It is located approximately 21 km (13 mi) east of the city of El Calafate. The airport is jointly operated by the government and London Supply. Currently, the airport is only served by Aerolíneas Argentinas, LAN Argentina, and LADE. It is the westernmost argentinian airport served by scheduled flights.

The airport was inaugurated in November 2000, replacing the old Lago Argentino Airport (ING/SAWL). It is now the main entrance to Los Glaciares National Park. The airport's design was created by Carlos Ott, a famous architect from Uruguay. In 2007, the airport was used by over 400,000 passengers.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Buenos Aires-Ezezia, Ushuaia
LADE Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Comodoro Rivadavia, Gobernador Gregores, Mar del Plata, Puerto Madryn, Río Gallegos, Río Grande, San Carlos de Bariloche, Ushuaia
LAN Argentina Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Ushuaia

External links[edit]

  • [1], Organismo Regulador del Sistema Nacional de Aeropuertos