Comodoro D. Ricardo Salomón Airport

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Comodoro D. Ricardo Salomón Airport
Aeropuerto de Malargüe "Comodoro D. Ricardo Salomón"
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Government and Aeropuertos Argentina 2000
Serves Malargüe, Mendoza, Argentina
Location Ruta N40, Km 2950, Malargüe (M5613)
Elevation AMSL 4,675 ft / 1,426 m
Coordinates 35°29′36″S 069°34′27″W / 35.49333°S 69.57417°W / -35.49333; -69.57417Coordinates: 35°29′36″S 069°34′27″W / 35.49333°S 69.57417°W / -35.49333; -69.57417
LGS is located in Argentina
Location of airport in Argentina
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 1,450 4,754 Asphalt
14/32 2,778 9,108 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Passengers 9,083
Passenger change 09–10 Increase28.8%
Aircraft movements 783
Movements change 09–10 Increase18.8%
Source: DAFIF,[1][2] 2010 World Airport Traffic Report.[3]

Comodoro D. Ricardo Salomón Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Malargüe "Comodoro D. Ricardo Salomón")[4][5] (IATA: LGSICAO: SAMM) is an airport in Mendoza Province, Argentina serving the city of Malargüe.

In 2010, 9,083 passengers used Malargüe International Airport. It has a 1,195 m² passenger terminal, 110,600 m² of runways, and a parking place for 70 cars.

This airport provides access to Las Leñas, one of the most importants ski resorts in Argentina.


The airport was built in 1947, and re-constructed in 1983.

Since 1999, it has been operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
 ARG Aerolíneas Argentinas Seasonal: Buenos Aires-Aeroparque
 ARG Austral Líneas Aéreas Seasonal: Buenos Aires-Aeroparque
 ARG American Jet Mendoza, Neuquen
 ARG LAN Argentina Seasonal: Buenos Aires-Aeroparque


Traffic by calendar year. Official ACI Statistics
Passengers Change from previous year Aircraft operations Change from previous year
2005 12,182 Increase32.49% 771 Increase56.07%
2006 10,600 Decrease12.99% 743 Decrease 3.63%
2007 9,885 Decrease 6.75% 568 Decrease23.55%
2008 9,340 Decrease 5.51% 705 Increase24.12%
2009 7,055 Decrease24.46% 659 Decrease 6.52%
2010 9,083 Increase28.75% 783 Increase18.82%
Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Statistics
(Years 2005-2010)


  1. ^ Airport information for SAMM at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for LGS at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ Airport Council International 2010 World Airport Traffic Report
  4. ^ (Spanish) MALARGÜE / Comodoro D. Ricardo Salomón. AIP Argentina. Retrieved 11 October 2008.
  5. ^ (Spanish) Aeropuerto de Malargüe "Comodoro D. Ricardo Salomon". Organismo Regulador del Sistema Nacional de Aeropuertos. Retrieved 11 October 2008.

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