Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport

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Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional de Mendoza "Francisco Gabrielli" – El Plumerillo
MDZ Airport.jpg
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorAeropuertos Argentina 2000
ServesMendoza, Argentina
Elevation AMSL2,310 ft / 704 m
Coordinates32°49′54″S 068°47′34″W / 32.83167°S 68.79278°W / -32.83167; -68.79278Coordinates: 32°49′54″S 068°47′34″W / 32.83167°S 68.79278°W / -32.83167; -68.79278
MDZ is located in Argentina
Location of airport in Argentina
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 2,789 9,150 Concrete
Statistics (2017)
Total passengers1.813.623[1]
Sources: AIP[2] ORSNA,[3] WAD[4] Google Maps[5]

Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Gobernador Francisco Gabrielli) (IATA: MDZ, ICAO: SAME), better known as El Plumerillo International Airport, is located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) northeast of the centre of Mendoza, capital of the Mendoza Province of Argentina.

The airport covers an area of 490 hectares (1,200 acres) and is operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000[2][3] The terminal building is 12,800 square metres (138,000 sq ft) and has two levels. There are 161 parking spaces at the airport, one infrequently used arrival/departure lounge, and 4 gates.

The 4th Air Brigade (El Plumerillo Military Air Base) is located on the southern section of the airport.[6][7]

There is distant mountainous terrain to the west. The Mendoza VOR-DME (Ident: DOZ) is located on the field.[8]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires–Aeroparque
Austral Líneas Aéreas Buenos Aires–Aeroparque, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Cómodoro Rivadavia, Córdoba, Neuquén, Puerto Iguazú, Rosario, Salta
Seasonal: Mar del Plata
Copa Airlines Panama City–Tocumen
Flybondi Buenos Aires–El Palomar, Córdoba, Neuquén,[9] Puerto Iguazú, San Carlos de Bariloche
Gol Linhas Aéreas São Paulo–Guarulhos
JetSmart Argentina Buenos Aires–Aeroparque (begins 4 March 2020),[10] Buenos Aires–El Palomar, Puerto Iguazú,[11] Rosario,[11] Salta,[12] Tucumán[12]
LATAM Argentina Buenos Aires–Aeroparque
LATAM Brasil Santiago de Chile, São Paulo–Guarulhos
LATAM Chile Santiago de Chile
LATAM Perú Lima
Norwegian Air Argentina Buenos Aires–Aeroparque
Sky Airline Santiago de Chile


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 652,504 Increase 10.20% 14,938 Increase 4.32% 2,645 Increase 17.87%
2006 655,318 Increase 0.43% 12,586 Decrease 15.75% 3,054 Increase 15.46%
2007 689,963 Increase 5.29% 10,625 Decrease 15.58% 3,364 Increase 10.15%
2008 780,464 Increase 13.12% 12,017 Increase 13.10% 3,436 Increase 2.14%
2009 858,984 Increase 10.06% 12,354 Increase 2.80% 2,759 Decrease 19.70%
2010 976,889 Increase 13.73% 13,688 Increase 10.80% 5,533 Increase100.54%
Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Statistics
(Years 2005-2010)

Accidents and Incidents[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 March 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b "SAME – MENDOZA / El Plumerillo" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 May 2011. at AIP Argentina (in Spanish)
  3. ^ a b Aeropuerto Internacional de Mendoza "Francisco Gabrielli" – El Plumerillo Archived 7 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine at Organismo Regulador del Sistema Nacional de Aeropuertos (ORSNA) (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Airport information for Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
  5. ^ "Aeropuerto Mendoza". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  6. ^ "4th Air Brigade". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  7. ^ "4th Air Brigade". X Air Forces. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Mendoza VOR". Our Airports. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Flybondi lanza siete nuevas rutas y llega a Rosario".
  10. ^
  11. ^ a b Liu, Jim. "JetSMART Argentina adds new routes from Nov 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  12. ^ a b Liu, Jim. "JetSMART Argentina 2Q19 Network additions". Routesonline. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  13. ^ Accident description for CC-CLC-0072 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 25 June 2012.

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