Aeropuerto de Esquel
|IATA: EQS – ICAO: SAVE
|Operator||Government and Aeropuertos Argentina 2000|
|Location||Ruta 40, Km 1771. (U9200)|
|Elevation AMSL||2,621 ft / 799 m|
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 in May 2008 because of volcanic activities in El Chaitén, Chile.
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