Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport

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Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Salta "Martín Miguel de Güemes"
Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport (Salta, Argentina).jpg
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.
Serves Salta, Salta Province, Argentina
Location Ruta N51, km. 5. (A4400) SALTA
Elevation AMSL 4,075 ft / 1,243 m
Coordinates 24°50′40″S 65°28′43″W / 24.84444°S 65.47861°W / -24.84444; -65.47861Coordinates: 24°50′40″S 65°28′43″W / 24.84444°S 65.47861°W / -24.84444; -65.47861
SLA is located in Argentina
Location of airport in Argentina
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20* 3,000 9,836 Asphalt
06/24 2,400 7,869 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Total passengers 690,712
* Formerly 01/19
Sources: AIP,[1] ORSNA,[2] DAFIF[3][4]

Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Salta "Martín Miguel de Güemes") (IATA: SLAICAO: SASA) is located 7 km (4.3 mi) southwest of the center of Salta, capital city of Salta Province, in Argentina. The airport covers an area of 208 hectares (513 acres) and is operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.[1][2]

Also known as El Aybal Airport, it is the main hub of the Argentine Andes, served by Aerolíneas Argentinas, LAN Argentina and Andes Líneas Aéreas. It has a 2300 m² passenger terminal, 207,000 m² of runways, 62,500 m² of taxiways and parking spaces for 525 cars. In 2012 it handled 690,712 passengers, making it the most used airport in Northern Argentina.[5] The new terminal was built in 2000, by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000.

In late 2013, Boliviana de Aviacion planned to return to Salta Airport, restarting its route to Santa Cruz de la Sierra-Viru Viru. This is an important connection to international destinations, such as São Paulo-Guarulhos, Madrid-Barajas and Lima.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque
Aerolíneas Argentinas
operated by Austral Líneas Aéreas
Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza,[6] Córdoba, Mendoza, Puerto Iguazú, Rosario[6]
Andes Líneas Aéreas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque
Boliviana de Aviación Santa Cruz de la Sierra-Viru Viru
LATAM Chile Seasonal: Iquique, Santiago de Chile
LATAM Perú Lima [7]
operated by LATAM Argentina
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 294,708 Decrease 8.18% 6,948 Decrease13.34% 1,336 Increase 4.95%
2006 298,342 Increase 1.23% 6,751 Decrease 2.84% 1,434 Increase 7.34%
2007 397,578 Increase33.26% 7,678 Increase13.73% 1,387 Decrease 3.28%
2008 466,492 Increase17.33% 8,684 Increase13.10% 1,624 Increase17.09%
2009 557,417 Increase19.49% 9,707 Increase11.78% 1,564 Decrease 3.69%
2010 614,012 Increase10.15% 10,372 Increase 6.85% 1,438 Decrease 8.06%
Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Statistics
(Years 2005-2010)


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