Domingo Faustino Sarmiento Airport

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Domingo Faustino Sarmiento Airport
Aeropuerto de San Juan – Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
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IATA: UAQICAO: SANU

UAQ is located in Argentina
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Location of airport in Argentina
Summary
Airport type Public / Militar
Operator Government and Aeropuertos Argentina 2000
Serves San Juan
Location Ruta N20, km12. (J5417) 9 DE JULIO – San Juan
Elevation AMSL 1,957 ft / 597 m
Coordinates 31°37′19″S 68°25′23″W / 31.62194°S 68.42306°W / -31.62194; -68.42306Coordinates: 31°37′19″S 68°25′23″W / 31.62194°S 68.42306°W / -31.62194; -68.42306
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 2,460 8,066 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Passengers 131,047
Passenger change 09–10 Increase24.8%
Aircraft movements 2,451
Movements change 09–10 Increase61.8%
Source: DAFIF, 2010 World Airport Traffic Report.[1]

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de San Juan – Domingo Faustino Sarmiento) (IATA: UAQICAO: SANU) is an airport in San Juan Province, Argentina serving the cities of San Juan. It is served by 3 airlines.

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 constists 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.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque
Aerolíneas Argentinas operated by Austral Líneas Aéreas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque
LAN Argentina Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Mendoza

Statistics[edit]

Traffic by calendar year. Official ACI Statistics
Passengers Change from previous year Aircraft operations Change from previous year Cargo
(metric tons)
Change from previous year
2005 63,706 Decrease 5.44% 1,457 Increase 0.76% 347 Increase 3.58%
2006 67,715 Increase 6.29% 1,252 Decrease14.07% 384 Increase10.66%
2007 68,756 Increase 1.54% 1,278 Increase 2.08% 346 Decrease 9.90%
2008 68,858 Increase 0.15% 1,350 Increase 5.63% 306 Decrease11.56%
2009 104,980 Increase52.46% 1,515 Increase12.22% 303 Decrease 0.98%
2010 131,047 Increase24.83% 2,451 Increase61.78% 418 Increase37.95%
Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Statistics
(Years 2005-2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport Council International 2010 World Airport Traffic Report

External links[edit]

  • [1], Organismo Regulador del Sistema Nacional de Aeropuertos
  • [2], Aeropuertos Argentina 2000