San Carlos de Bariloche Airport
|San Carlos de Bariloche Airport
Aeropuerto de San Carlos de Bariloche
|IATA: BRC – ICAO: SAZS|
|Operator||Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.|
|Serves||San Carlos de Bariloche|
|Location||Ruta Nacional Nº 237 s/n|
|Elevation AMSL||2,776 ft / 846 m|
|Sources: AIP, ORSNA, World Aero Data|
San Carlos de Bariloche Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de San Carlos de Bariloche) (IATA: BRC, ICAO: SAZS) is an international airport serving the city of San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina. It is located 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) out of the city. The airport covers an area of 1,810 hectares (4,500 acres; 7.0 sq mi) and has a 12,000-square-metre (130,000 sq ft) terminal.
In 2007, the airport handled 724,010 passengers. It is the fourth largest airport in Argentina, in terms of traffic.
Airlines and destinations
Accidents and incidents
Accidents involving fatalities
- 13 May 1957: A LADE Vickers VC.1 Viking, registration T-3, flew into mountainous terrain, 30 kilometres (19 mi) out of San Carlos de Bariloche. All 16 occupants of the aircraft perished in the accident.
- 16 March 1975: A LADE Fokker F27-400M, tail number TC-72, struck a mountain, 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of the city, while on approach to the airport inbound from El Palomar. There were 52 fatalities.
- 21 November 1977: An Austral Líneas Aéreas BAC 1-11, registration LV-JGY, that was operating a non-domestic scheduled Buenos Aires–Bariloche as Flight 9, made a premature descent and crashed into mountainous terrain on final approach to the airport, 21 kilometres (13 mi) east of the city, killing 46 of 79 occupants on board.
- 16 August 1989: A LADE Fokker F28-1000C, tail number TC-51, failed to get airborne and overran the runway, being stopped by a dike.
- "SAZS/San Carlos de Bariloche International Airport Fact Sheet" (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 March 2012.
- "Aeropuerto de San Carlos de Bariloche" [San Carlos de Bariloche Airport]. Organismo Regulador del Sistema Nacional de Aeropuertos (ORSNA) (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 23 March 2012.
- Airport information for SAZS at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- Accident description for T-3 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 23 March 2012.
- Accident description for TC-72 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 23 March 2012.
- Accident description for LV-JGY at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 23 March 2012.
- Accident description for TC-51 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 23 March 2012.