Libertador General José de San Martín Airport

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Libertador General José de San Martín Airport
Aeropuerto de Posadas "Libertador General San Martín"
PSS is located in Argentina
Location of airport in Argentina
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Aeropuertos Argentina 2000
Serves Posadas, Misiones Province, Argentina
Location Ruta N12, Km 1336, Posadas (N3300)
Elevation AMSL 430 ft / 131 m
Coordinates 27°23′09″S 55°58′14″W / 27.38583°S 55.97056°W / -27.38583; -55.97056Coordinates: 27°23′09″S 55°58′14″W / 27.38583°S 55.97056°W / -27.38583; -55.97056
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,200 7,218 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Total Passengers 65,019
Sources: AIP,[1] ORSNA,[2] DAFIF[3][4]

Libertador General José de San Martín Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Posadas "Libertador General San Martín") (IATA: PSSICAO: SARP) is located 7.5 km (4.7 mi) northwest of the center of Posadas, a city in the Misiones Province of Argentina. The airport covers an area of 329 hectares (813 acres) and is operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.[1][2]

It has a 6,500 m² terminal, 67,740 m² of runways, and parking spaces for 100 vehicles. In 2007, it handled 65,019 passengers. At its peak in 1997, it handled 164,586 passengers.

Airline and destinations[edit]

The Libertador General José de San Martín Airport
Airlines Destinations
Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque
Aerolíneas Argentinas Operated by Austral Líneas Aéreas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On June 12, 1988, Austral Lineas Aereas Flight 46 undershot the runway, resulting in 22 deaths.

On October 10, 1997, Austral Flight 2553 left the airport for Buenos Aires but crashed one hour later in Fray Bentos, Uruguay, killing 75 (all crew and passengers). This was the worst ever aviation accident to take place in Uruguay.


  1. ^ a b (Spanish) SARP - Posadas / Libertador Gral. D. José de San Martín PDF at AIP Argentina
  2. ^ a b (Spanish) Aeropuerto de Posadas "Libertador General San Martín" at Organismo Regulador del Sistema Nacional de Aeropuertos (ORSNA)
  3. ^ Airport information for SARP at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  4. ^ Airport information for PSS at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).

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