Almirante Marcos A. Zar Airport
|Almirante Marcos A. Zar Airport
Aeropuerto de Trelew - Almirante Marcos A. Zar
Maes Awyr Almirante Marcos A. Zar
|Airport type||Public / Militar|
|Operator||Government and London Supply|
|Location||Ruta 3, S/N. (U9100) TRELEW|
|Elevation AMSL||141 ft / 43 m|
Almirante Marcos A. Zar Airport (Welsh: Maes Awyr Almirante Marcos A. Zar, Spanish: Aeropuerto Almirante Marcos A. Zar) (IATA: REL, ICAO: 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.
It is operated by London Supply.
Airlines and destinations
|Aerolíneas Argentinas||Seasonal: Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Ushuaia|
operated by Austral Líneas Aéreas
|Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Cómodoro Rivadavia, Mar del Plata, Río Gallegos|
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