Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport

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Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Mendoza "Francisco Gabrielli" – El Plumerillo
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MDZ is located in Argentina
Location of airport in Argentina
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Mendoza Province & Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.
Serves Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina
Elevation AMSL 2,310 ft / 704 m
Coordinates 32°49′54″S 068°47′34″W / 32.83167°S 68.79278°W / -32.83167; -68.79278Coordinates: 32°49′54″S 068°47′34″W / 32.83167°S 68.79278°W / -32.83167; -68.79278
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 2,789 9,151 Concrete
Statistics (2013)
Total passengers 1.269.289[1]
Sources: AIP,[2] ORSNA,[3] DAFIF[4][5]

Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Gobernador Francisco Gabrielli) (IATA: MDZICAO: SAME), better known as El Plumerillo International Airport, is located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) northeast of the centre of Mendoza, a city in the Mendoza Province of Argentina. The airport covers an area of 490 hectares (1,200 acres) and is operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.[2][3]

The terminal building is 12,800 square metres (138,000 sq ft) and has two levels. There are 161 parking spaces at the airport, one infrequently used arrival/departure lounge, and 4 gates.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Comodoro Rivadavía, Córdoba, Neuquén, São Paulo-Guarulhos
Aerolíneas Argentinas operated by Austral Líneas Aéreas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Córdoba, Puerto Iguazú, Salta
LAN Airlines Santiago de Chile
LAN Argentina Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, San Juan
Sol Líneas Aéreas Córdoba, Comodoro Rivadavía, Neuquén, Rio Gallegos, Rio Grande, Rosario, Ushuaia


Traffic by calendar year. Official ACI Statistics
Passengers Change from previous year Aircraft operations Change from previous year Cargo
(metric tons)
Change from previous year
2005 652,504 Increase 10.20% 14,938 Increase 4.32% 2,645 Increase 17.87%
2006 655,318 Increase 0.43% 12,586 Decrease 15.75% 3,054 Increase 15.46%
2007 689,963 Increase 5.29% 10,625 Decrease 15.58% 3,364 Increase 10.15%
2008 780,464 Increase 13.12% 12,017 Increase 13.10% 3,436 Increase 2.14%
2009 858,984 Increase 10.06% 12,354 Increase 2.80% 2,759 Decrease 19.70%
2010 976,889 Increase 13.73% 13,688 Increase 10.80% 5,533 Increase100.54%
Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Statistics
(Years 2005-2010)

Accidents and Incidents[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ a b (Spanish) SAME – MENDOZA / El Plumerillo PDF at AIP Argentina[dead link]
  3. ^ a b (Spanish) Aeropuerto Internacional de Mendoza "Francisco Gabrielli" – El Plumerillo at Organismo Regulador del Sistema Nacional de Aeropuertos (ORSNA)
  4. ^ Airport information for SAME at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  5. ^ Airport information for MDZ at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  6. ^ Accident description for CC-CLC-0072 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 25 June 2012.

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