Dr. Luis María Argaña International Airport

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Dr. Luis María Argaña International Airport

Aeropuerto Dr. Luis María Argaña
Airport typeMilitary/Public
ServesMariscal Estigarribia, Paraguay
Elevation AMSL553 ft / 169 m
Coordinates22°02′42″S 060°37′18″W / 22.04500°S 60.62167°W / -22.04500; -60.62167Coordinates: 22°02′42″S 060°37′18″W / 22.04500°S 60.62167°W / -22.04500; -60.62167
SGME is located in Paraguay
Location in Paraguay
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 3,500 11,483 Concrete
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Dr. Luis María Argaña International Airport (IATA: ESG, ICAO: SGME) is an airport that serves the small city of Mariscal Estigarribia, in the Boquerón Department of Paraguay.

The airport is named after Luis María Argaña, a vice president who was assassinated in 1999. It is operated by Paraguayan military authorities. GlobalSecurity.org states that some believe the United States are using the airport as a permanent military base. However, they go on to say that this is false.[3]

With 3,500 m (11,483 ft), its runway is the longest in the country, more than Asunción's airport.

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  1. ^ Airport information for SGME at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for SGME at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ Dr. Luis Maria Argana International Airport Mariscal Estigarribia, Paraguay

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