Almirante Marcos A. Zar Airport

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Almirante Marcos A. Zar Airport
Aeropuerto de Trelew - Almirante Marcos A. Zar
Maes Awyr Almirante Marcos A. Zar
Aeropuerto Trelew, enero 2015.JPG
Airport type Public / Militar
Operator Government and London Supply
Serves Trelew, Rawson
Location Ruta 3, S/N. (U9100) TRELEW
Elevation AMSL 141 ft / 43 m
Coordinates 43°12′35.2″S 65°17′01.7″W / 43.209778°S 65.283806°W / -43.209778; -65.283806Coordinates: 43°12′35.2″S 65°17′01.7″W / 43.209778°S 65.283806°W / -43.209778; -65.283806
REL is located in Argentina
Location of airport in Argentina
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 2,560 8,563 Concrete
Source: DAFIF

Almirante Marcos A. Zar Airport (Welsh: Maes Awyr Almirante Marcos A. Zar, Spanish: Aeropuerto Almirante Marcos A. Zar) (IATA: RELICAO: SAVT) is an airport in Chubut Province, Argentina, named after the Argentine Navy Admiral and naval aviator Marcos Andrés Zar. The airport serves the cities of Trelew and Rawson. Two airlines operate regularly to the airport, LADE and Aerolíneas Argentinas, and in May 2009 the latter was supposed to start direct international flights to Sao Paulo, Brazil.

This airport replaced an airport noted as a pivotal site during the Trelew massacre. On August 15, 1972, 110 prisoners escaped from the Rawson jail and tried to hijack an Austral Líneas Aéreas BAC One-Eleven en route to Comodoro Rivadavia, in order to escape to Chile and from there to Cuba. Their plans failed, and 19 of them were killed by the army on August 22, at 3:30 AM.

This airport is 7 km from Trelew and 26 km from Rawson (capital city of Chubut). It has a 3,500m² passenger terminal and 126,000m² of runways. It has a parking places for 128 cars.

It also home of the Argentine Naval Aviation squadron of P-3 Orions.

It is operated by London Supply.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza
Aerolíneas Argentinas
operated by Austral Líneas Aéreas
LADE Comodoro Rivadavia, Mar del Plata, Viedma

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