Esquel Airport

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Esquel Airport
Aeropuerto de Esquel
EQS is located in Argentina
Location of airport in Argentina
Airport type Public
Operator Government and Aeropuertos Argentina 2000
Serves Esquel
Location Ruta 40, Km 1771. (U9200)
Elevation AMSL 2,621 ft / 799 m
Coordinates 42°54′24.20″S 71°08′48″W / 42.9067222°S 71.14667°W / -42.9067222; -71.14667Coordinates: 42°54′24.20″S 71°08′48″W / 42.9067222°S 71.14667°W / -42.9067222; -71.14667
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 2,400 7,869 Concrete
Statistics (2007)
Total Passengers 24,892
Source: DAFIF

Esquel Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Esquel, IATA: EQSICAO: SAVE) is an international airport in Chubut Province, Argentina serving the city of Esquel.

It was built in 1944, and was officially inaugurated on April 17, 1945. The new terminal was constructed in 1978. The only runway was paved in 1973, and re-paved in 1999 because it was badly damaged.

It has a 1,050m² passenger terminal, 96,500m² of runways, and a 1,050m² hangar.

Since 1998, it has been operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000. In January 2008, 2,753 passengers flew through Esquel Airport, and 24,892 passengers in 2007.

The airport closed temporarily in May 2008 because of volcanic activities in El Chaitén, Chile.


Airlines Destinations
Aerolíneas Argentinas operated by Austral Líneas Aéreas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque
LADE Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Comodoro Rivadavia, Mar del Plata, San Carlos de Bariloche
Sol Líneas Aéreas Comodoro Rivadavia, Río Gallegos, Río Grande, San Carlos de Bariloche, Trelew

External links[edit]

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