Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández International Airport

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Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández International Airport
Aeropuerto de Rio Gallegos "Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández"
Río Gallegos airport.jpg


RGL is located in Argentina
Location of the airport in Argentina
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Government and Aeropuertos Argentina 2000
Serves Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
Location Ruta N3, km 2618. (Z9400). RÍO GALLEGOS
Elevation AMSL 66 ft / 20 m
Coordinates 51°36′31″S 69°18′45″W / 51.60861°S 69.31250°W / -51.60861; -69.31250Coordinates: 51°36′31″S 69°18′45″W / 51.60861°S 69.31250°W / -51.60861; -69.31250
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,550 11,639 Concrete
Statistics (2010)
Passengers 236,792
Passenger change 09–10 Decrease3.2%
Aircraft movements 3,395
Movements change 09–10 Decrease14.3%
Sources: AIP,[1] ORSNA,[2] DAFIF,[3][4] 2010 World Airport Traffic Report.[5]

Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Rio Gallegos "Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández") (IATA: RGLICAO: SAWG) is located 4.5 km (2.8 mi) west-southwest of the center of Río Gallegos, a city in the Santa Cruz Province of Argentina. The airport covers an area of 1150 hectares (2841 acres) and is operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.[1][2]

It is served by Aerolíneas Argentinas, LAN Argentina and LADE. It has 149,750 m² of runways, 74,690 m² of taxiways, 2,285 m² of terminal, and 2,187 m² of hangars. It was constructed in 1964, and the paved runway was inaugurated in 1972 with a Caravelle flight of Aerolíneas Argentinas. Rio Gallegos' airport has the longest runway in the country.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Comodoro Rivadavia (Begins 1 July 2015)[6]
Aerolíneas Argentinas Operated by Austral Líneas Aéreas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque
LADE Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Comodoro Rivadavia, El Calafate, Esquel, Gobernador Gregores, Puerto Deseado, Puerto San Julián, Puerto Santa Cruz, Río Grande, Ushuaia
LAN Airlines Punta Arenas, Mount Pleasant
LAN Argentina Buenos Aires-Aeroparque
Sol Líneas Aéreas Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Comodoro Rivadavia, Esquel, Mar del Plata, Río Grande, Trelew, 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 191,202 Decrease 2.09% 5,530 Decrease20.50% 882 Decrease15.03%
2006 197,785 Increase 3.44% 5,338 Decrease 3.47% 786 Decrease10.88%
2007 201,623 Increase 1.94% 5,710 Increase 6.97% 703 Decrease10.56%
2008 199,567 Decrease 1.02% 5,480 Decrease 4.03% 611 Decrease13.09%
2009 244,728 Increase22.63% 3,959 Decrease27.76% 442 Decrease27.66%
2010 236,792 Decrease 3.24% 3,395 Decrease14.25% 563 Increase27.38%
Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Statistics
(Years 2005-2010)


  1. ^ a b (Spanish) SAWG – RIO GALLEGOS / Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández PDF at AIP Argentina
  2. ^ a b (Spanish) Aeropuerto de Rio Gallegos "Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández" at Organismo Regulador del Sistema Nacional de Aeropuertos (ORSNA)
  3. ^ Airport information for SAWG at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  4. ^ Airport information for RGL at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  5. ^ Airport Council International 2010 World Airport Traffic Report
  6. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2014/10/31/ar-jan15/

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