Domingo Faustino Sarmiento Airport

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Domingo Faustino Sarmiento Airport
Aeropuerto de San Juan – Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
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UAQ is located in Argentina
Location of airport in Argentina
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
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 2,460 8,066 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Total passengers 68,756
Source: DAFIF

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

External links[edit]

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