Planning to build San Juan Airport started on 15 February 1958. The plans were authorized in 1961, and the construction started in 1971, and almost finished by 1977, but it was completely destroyed with Caucete Earthquake in 1977, reconstructed between 1977 and 1980. The new and actual airport was inaugurated 25 February 1981 (after 20 years of planning). In 2007 it served to 68,756 passengers.
It consists of 110,700 m² of runways, 16,800m² of taxiways, a 2,200m² terminal, and parking place for 80 cars. It is operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000.