Comandante Armando Tola International Airport
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|Comandante Armando Tola International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de El Calafate – Comandante Armando Tola
|Airport type||Public / Military|
|Operator||Government and London Supply|
|Serves||El Calafate, Santa Cruz|
|Location||Camino al Aeropuerto, km 23. (Z9405) El Calafate|
|Elevation AMSL||669 ft / 204 m|
Comandante Armando Tola International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de El Calafate – Comandante Armando Tola) (IATA: FTE, ICAO: SAWC) is an airport in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. It is located approximately 21 km (13 mi) east of the city of El Calafate. The airport is jointly operated by the government and London Supply. Currently, the airport is only served by Aerolíneas Argentinas, LAN Argentina, and LADE. It is the westernmost argentinian airport served by scheduled flights.
The airport was inaugurated in November 2000, replacing the old Lago Argentino Airport (ING/SAWL). It is now the main entrance to Los Glaciares National Park. The airport's design was created by Carlos Ott, a famous architect from Uruguay. In 2010, the airport was used by over 500,000 passengers.
Airlines and destinations
The airport is a common stopover for flights to Ushuaia
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|Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Statistics
- Airport Council International 2010 World Airport Traffic Report
- "Aerolineas Argentinas Connect two Argentine tourist sites". Territorio Digital. 9 May 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
- , Organismo Regulador del Sistema Nacional de Aeropuertos