Ushuaia – Malvinas Argentinas International Airport

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Ushuaia International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Ushuaia
Ushuaia Airport Aerial Image.jpg
IATA: USHICAO: SAWH
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Civil Aviation Administration
Location Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
Elevation AMSL 31 m / 102 ft
Coordinates 54°50′36″S 068°17′44″W / 54.84333°S 68.29556°W / -54.84333; -68.29556Coordinates: 54°50′36″S 068°17′44″W / 54.84333°S 68.29556°W / -54.84333; -68.29556
Website tierradelfuego.org.ar/...
Map
USH is located in Tierra del Fuego
USH
USH
Location of airport in Tierra del Fuego
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,030 9,941 Concrete
Sources: Argentinian AIP,[1] ORSNA[2]

Ushuaia International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Ushuaia Malvinas Argentinas, IATA: USHICAO: SAWH) is located 4 km (2.5 mi) south[1] of the center of Ushuaia, a city on the island of Tierra del Fuego in the Tierra del Fuego Province of Argentina.[1][2]

This small international airport was opened in 1995, replacing an older one. The airport has been used by various distinct airlines at different periods. It is the world's southernmost international airport and is often used by passengers as a cruise-ship gateway to the Antarctic.

Ushuaia International Airport is fit to receive airplanes as large as the Boeing 747. Tower Air used to operate such types into the airport, and Aerolíneas Argentinas operated 747-400s into the airport during events of high passenger numbers (such as entire cruise-ship passenger payloads) until retiring this aircraft type in February 2012. Two chartered Air France Concordes also visited in the past: F-BTSD arriving from Buenos Aires and continuing to Santiago, Chile, in early 1999; the second arriving from Easter Island, Chile and continuing to Buenos Aires prior to the cessation of most Concorde charter flights on 25 July 2000. Condor, LTU and Lufthansa also offered charter flights from Germany and First Choice Airways from the United Kingdom. It also offers charter flights to Maputo, Mozambique.

The airport's name reflects Argentina's claims of sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas), and could be translated as "Ushuaia – Argentine Malvinas International Airport".

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, El Calafate
Gol Transportes Aéreos Seasonal: São Paulo-Guarulhos
LADE Comodoro Rivadavia, El Calafate, Puerto Deseado, Puerto San Julián, Puerto Santa Cruz, Río Gallegos, Río Grande
LAN Airlines Seasonal: Punta Arenas
LAN Argentina Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, El Calafate
TAM Airlines Seasonal: São Paulo-Guarulhos

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c (Spanish) SAWH – USHUAIA / Malvinas Argentinas PDF (480 KB) at AIP Argentina
  2. ^ a b (Spanish) Aeropuerto de Ushuaia "Malvinas Argentinas" at Organismo Regulador del Sistema Nacional de Aeropuertos (ORSNA)

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