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 (2010)
Passengers 21,561
Passenger change 09–10 Increase23.0%
Aircraft movements 837
Movements change 09–10 Increase2.6%
Source: DAFIF, 2010 World Airport Traffic Report.[1]

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 2010, 21,561 passengers flew through Esquel Airport.

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


Traffic by calendar year. Official ACI Statistics
Passengers Change from previous year Aircraft operations Change from previous year
2005 25,216 Increase 7.01% 1,418 Decrease 5.09%
2006 26,598 Increase 5.48% 1,305 Decrease 7.97%
2007 24,892 Decrease 6.41% 1,352 Increase 3.60%
2008 10,585 Decrease57.48% 762 Decrease43.64%
2009 17,525 Increase65.56% 816 Increase 7.09%
2010 21,561 Increase23.03% 837 Increase 2.57%
Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Statistics
(Years 2005-2010)

External links[edit]

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


  1. ^ Airport Council International 2010 World Airport Traffic Report