Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport

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Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Salta "Martín Miguel de Güemes"
Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport (Salta, Argentina).jpg
SLA is located in Argentina
Location of airport in Argentina
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.
Serves Salta, Salta Province, Argentina
Location Ruta N51, km. 5. (A4400) SALTA
Elevation AMSL 4,075 ft / 1,243 m
Coordinates 24°50′40″S 65°28′43″W / 24.84444°S 65.47861°W / -24.84444; -65.47861Coordinates: 24°50′40″S 65°28′43″W / 24.84444°S 65.47861°W / -24.84444; -65.47861
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20* 3,000 9,836 Asphalt
06/24 2,400 7,869 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Total passengers 690,712
* Formerly 01/19
Sources: AIP,[1] ORSNA,[2] DAFIF[3][4]

Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Salta "Martín Miguel de Güemes") (IATA: SLAICAO: SASA) is located 7 km (4.3 mi) southwest of the center of Salta, capital city of Salta Province, in Argentina. The airport covers an area of 208 hectares (513 acres) and is operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.[1][2]

Also known as El Aybal Airport, it is the main hub of the Argentine Andes, served by Aerolíneas Argentinas, LAN Argentina and Andes Líneas Aéreas. It has a 2300 m² passenger terminal, 207,000 m² of runways, 62,500 m² of taxiways and parking spaces for 525 cars. In 2012 it handled 690,712 passengers, making it the most used airport in Northern Argentina.[5] The new terminal was built in 2000, by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000.

In late 2013, Boliviana de Aviacion planned to turn back on Salta Airport, restarting the route to Santa Cruz de la Sierra-Viru Viru. This is an important connection to international destinations, such as São Paulo-Guarulhos, Madrid-Barajas and Lima.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque
Aerolíneas Argentinas operated by Austral Líneas Aéreas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Córdoba, Mendoza, Puerto Iguazú, San Salvador de Jujuy
Andes Líneas Aéreas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque
Boliviana de Aviación Santa Cruz de la Sierras-Viru Viru
LAN Airlines Seasonal: Iquique, Santiago de Chile
LAN Airlines operated by LAN Argentina Buenos Aires-Aeroparque


  1. ^ a b (Spanish) SASA – Salta / Gral. Don Martín Miguel de Güemes PDF at AIP Argentina
  2. ^ a b (Spanish) Aeropuerto Internacional de Salta "Martín Miguel de Güemes" at Organismo Regulador del Sistema Nacional de Aeropuertos (ORSNA)
  3. ^ Airport information for SASA at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  4. ^ Airport information for SLA at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
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