Guaraní International Airport

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Guaraní International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional Guaraní
Guarani airport.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
ServesCiudad del Este, Paraguay
Elevation AMSL846 ft / 258 m
Coordinates25°27′19″S 054°50′36″W / 25.45528°S 54.84333°W / -25.45528; -54.84333Coordinates: 25°27′19″S 054°50′36″W / 25.45528°S 54.84333°W / -25.45528; -54.84333
Map
AGT is located in Paraguay
AGT
AGT
Location of airport in Paraguay
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,400 11,154 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
PassengersDecrease 40,923
Aircraft OperationsIncrease 6,579
Cargo (tn)Increase 8,319
Statistics: DINAC[1]
Source: DAFIF[2][3]

Guarani International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Guaraní) (IATA: AGT[4], ICAO: SGES[5]) is an international airport located in Minga Guazú, a city of Gran Ciudad del Este in the Alto Paraná Department of Paraguay. It is Paraguay's second international airport.

History[edit]

The airport was built to replace the city's former Alejo García Airport, which eventually was surrounded by the city's development. During the 1990s, the airport generated much movement and had up to four flights per day with airlines such as Ladesa, Arpa and the Military Transport.[6] In 2013, the administrator of the airport, Gerardo Brítez Mussa, stated that people of Paraguay must acquire the habit of travelling by airplane and that the airport needs more operations of passengers.[6] "The Paraguayans must acquire the culture of air travel, for a better advantage of our day and age and a better quality of life, because the non use of air travel is not only because of the cost but because we have not acquired this mode of life. This will allow companies that come, to stay" stated Brítez Mussa.[6]

Security[edit]

In September 2014, the customs office of the airport conducts seminars about Ebola to prevent measures of points of entry into the country, and a seminar was conducted also at Asuncion's Silvio Pettirossi International Airport.[7]

Statistics[edit]

In 2012, The Guaraní International Airport registers 45 private flights daily, plus 2 commercial flights of TAM. A freighter flights mentioned with a frequency of 3-4 times per week in addition besides flight instruction school pilot operating in the terminal.[8] As of 2013, the airport registers more Cargo operations than passenger travel with TAM being the only airline that operates for public flights.[6] It maintains approximately 200 passengers per day, including private and cargo flights.[6] Including Cargo flights, as well as TAM's São Paulo-Asunción flight which stops at the airport, there are 15 to 20 daily flights which are registered in the terminal.[6]

These data show number of passengers movements into the airport, according to the Dirección Nacional de Aeronáutica Civil's Aviation Sector Summary Reports.

Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Passengers 45,566 59,155 63,612 55,523 35,769 27,217 43,622 40,923
Growth (%) Increase 31.42% Increase 29.8% Increase 7.53% Decrease12.7% Decrease 35.34% Decrease 23.91% Increase 63.62% Decrease 6.19%
Source: Dirección Nacional de Aeronáutica Civil (DINAC). Aviation Sector Reports (2010-2017)[9]

Hotels[edit]

The Casa Blanca Hotel (Street Botero Norte number 69) of the Parana Country club is located 21.8 km from the Airport.[10] The Hotel San Rafael (Avenue Adrian Jara and Avay) is 22.4 km from the airport.[10] The Hotel Casino Acaray (Street 11 de Setiembre and Luis Ma. Argaña) is located 22.8 km from the airport.[10] Several hotels which are located at Brazil's Iguazu Falls are located approximately 25 km from the Airport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Paranair Asunción

Cargo[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Atlas Air Lagos, Sharjah, Hong Kong[6]
LATAM Cargo Chile Miami
Western Global Airlines Miami

Access[edit]

The airport is located 25 km (16 mi) from downtown Ciudad del Este.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 9 August 2012, due to strong wind, an airplane lost stability and was damaged at touchdown. The aircraft was damaged, although there was no injuries. The incident occurred at 10:50hs local time on track No.5 of the Airport.[8]

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