Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport
|Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport|
Aeropuerto Internacional de Mendoza "Francisco Gabrielli" – El Plumerillo
|Airport type||Public / Military|
|Operator||Mendoza Province & Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.|
|Serves||Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina|
|Elevation AMSL||2,310 ft / 704 m|
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, a city in the Mendoza Province of Argentina. The airport covers an area of 490 hectares (1,200 acres) and is operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.
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.
Airlines and destinations
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|Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Statistics|
Accidents and Incidents
- 20 January 1944: A LanChile Lodestar 18–50, registration CC-CLC-0072, was due to operate a Mendoza–San Juan cargo service when it crashed on takeoff, killing all 12 occupants aboard.
- (in Spanish) "SAME – MENDOZA / El Plumerillo" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 May 2011. at AIP Argentina
- (in Spanish) Aeropuerto Internacional de Mendoza "Francisco Gabrielli" – El Plumerillo at Organismo Regulador del Sistema Nacional de Aeropuertos (ORSNA)
- Airport information for SAME at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for MDZ at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
- Avianca increases Mendoza
- Accident description for CC-CLC-0072 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 25 June 2012.