Coronel Felipe Varela International Airport

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Coronel Felipe Varela International Airport
Aeropuerto Coronel Felipe Varela
Airport type Public
Operator Government and Aeropuertos Argentina 2000
Serves Catamarca, Catamarca Province, Argentina
Location Ruta P33, Km 22, Los Puestos (K4712XAI)
Elevation AMSL 464 m / 1,522 ft
Coordinates 28°35′35″S 065°45′03″W / 28.59306°S 65.75083°W / -28.59306; -65.75083Coordinates: 28°35′35″S 065°45′03″W / 28.59306°S 65.75083°W / -28.59306; -65.75083
CTC is located in Argentina
Airport in Argentina
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,800 9,186 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 50,551
Passenger change 15–16 Increase12.6%
Aircraft movements 1,575
Movements change 15–16 Increase12.4%
Source: DAFIF,[1][2] 2016 World Airport Traffic Report.[3]

Coronel Felipe Varela International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Coronel Felipe Varela) (IATA: CTCICAO: SANC) is an airport in Catamarca Province, Argentina serving the city of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca.

It was built in 1972, and was officially inaugurated with an Aerolíneas Argentinas Boeing 737 flight on 3 January 1973. Construction started on the terminal on 9 June 1981 and ended 23 April 1987.

It has a 3,172 m² passenger terminal, 84,000 m² of runways, one 1,700 m² hangar, and a parking place for 35 cars.

Since 1999, it has been operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000. In 2007, 44,477 passengers went through Catamarca Airport.

Felipe Varela was a militar born in Catamarca in 1821 who fought in the Paraguayan War and died in Ñantoco, Chile in 1870. He is nicknamed "The Last Warlord".[citation needed]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, La Rioja
Aerolíneas Argentinas operated by Austral Líneas Aéreas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque


Traffic by calendar year. Official ACI Statistics
Passengers Change from previous year Aircraft operations Change from previous year Cargo
(metric tons)
Change from previous year
2005 48,629 N.A. 2,821 N.A. 244 N.A.
2006 43,897 Decrease 9.73% 2,057 Decrease27.08% 130 Decrease46.72%
2007 44,477 Increase 1.32% 2,191 Increase 6.51% 65 Decrease 50.00%
2008 36,469 Decrease18.00% 1,959 Decrease10.59% 76 Increase16.92%
2009 41,212 Increase13.01% 2,329 Increase18.89% 61 Decrease19.74%
2010 31,428 Decrease23.74% 1,039 Decrease55.39% 51 Decrease16.39%
Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Statistics
(Years 2006-2010)


  1. ^ Airport information for SANC at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for CTC at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ Airport Council International 2010 World Airport Traffic Report

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