Ingeniero Aeronáutico Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International Airport
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|Ingeniero Aeronáutico Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Córdoba "Ingeniero Aeronáutico Ambrosio L.V. Taravella"
|IATA: COR – ICAO: SACO
– WMO: 87344
|Operator||Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.|
|Location||Córdoba, Córdoba Province, Argentina|
|Elevation AMSL||489 m / 1,604 ft|
|Sources: Argentinian AIP, ORSNA|
Ingeniero Aeronáutico Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Cordoba "Ingeniero Aeronáutico Ambrosio L.V. Taravella") (IATA: COR, ICAO: SACO), more commonly known as Pajas Blancas, is located 9 km (5.6 mi) north-northwest away from the center of Córdoba, the capital city of the Córdoba Province. The airport covers an area of 1,020 ha (2,520 acres) and is operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.
The airport had been a jetport for a long time, but it had been lacking the size to receive larger numbers of passengers until Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, a private company that operates several airports in Argentina, decided to give internal Argentine airports more money so that they could expand and lure more airlines. Up until that moment, the Taravella airport, which was named after an architect, only had one story and one terminal.
The construction of a second and third floor began in 2000, designed by prominent local architect Mario Roberto Álvarez; by 2002, it was finished and Aerolíneas Argentinas decided to make the Taravella airport a hub for domestic flights.
The airport is equipped with the necessary lights to have night air traffic, but pilots flying there, especially pilots of light aircraft, are recommended to look out for birds, as there is quite a substantial number of them inhabiting the areas nearby.
Airline and destinations
|Aerolíneas Argentinas||Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Cómodoro Rivadavia, Mendoza, Neuquén, San Carlos de Bariloche|
|Aerolíneas Argentinas operated by Austral Líneas Aéreas||Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Mendoza, Puerto Iguazú, Rosario (Begins 3 August 2014),Salta, San Salvador de Jujuy|
|Gol Transportes Aéreos||São Paulo-Guarulhos|
|LAN Argentina||Buenos Aires-Aeroparque|
|LAN Airlines||Santiago de Chile|
|Sol Líneas Aéreas||Cómodoro Rivadavia, Mendoza, Neuquén, Rio Gallegos, Rio Grande, Rosario, Ushuaia|
|TAM Airlines||São Paulo-Guarulhos|
- (Spanish) PDF (846 KB) at AIP Argentina
- (Spanish) Aeropuerto Internacional de Cordoba "Ing. Aeronáutico Ambrosio Taravella" – Pajas Blancas at Organismo Regulador del Sistema Nacional de Aeropuertos (ORSNA)
- "After 5 years, TAM flying back to San Pablo" (in Spanish). Diario La Voz. Retrieved 18 April 2014.