Rosario – Islas Malvinas International Airport

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Rosario – Islas Malvinas International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Rosario – Islas Malvinas
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Province of Santa Fe
Serves Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Location Av. Jorge Newbery S/N. (S2000) ROSARIO
Elevation AMSL 26 m / 85 ft
Coordinates 32°54′13″S 060°47′04″W / 32.90361°S 60.78444°W / -32.90361; -60.78444 (Rosario - Islas Malvinas International Airport)Coordinates: 32°54′13″S 060°47′04″W / 32.90361°S 60.78444°W / -32.90361; -60.78444 (Rosario - Islas Malvinas International Airport)
ROS is located in Argentina
Location of airport in Argentina
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 3,000 9,843 Concrete
Sources: Argentinian AIP,[1]

Rosario – Islas Malvinas International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Rosario – Islas Malvinas) (IATA: ROSICAO: SAAR) is located 13 km (8.1 mi) west-northwest[1] from the center of Rosario, a city in the Santa Fe Province of Argentina. The airport covers an area of 550 ha (1,400 acres) and is operated by the Province of Santa Fe.[1][2]

The airport serves the Greater Rosario area and is the main hub for Sol Líneas Aéreas and is also served by Aerolíneas Argentinas, Gol Transportes Aéreos and TAM Linhas Aereas. There are domestic flights within Argentina from Rosario to Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Puerto Iguazú, San Carlos de Bariloche, El Calafate, Mar del Plata (via Buenos Aires), Mendoza (vía Córdoba), Santa Fe (via Buenos Aires) and Villa Gesell (only in summer, via Buenos Aires) cities as well as international services to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Punta del Este, Uruguay (direct flight in summer and via Buenos Aires in fall, winter and spring).

The airport is at an altitude of 26 m (85 ft)and the runway is 3,000 m × 60 m (9,843 ft × 197 ft).

A new terminal was constructed between 2003 and 2004, making Rosario effectively an international airport. Because of being so close to Buenos Aires (340 km (210 mi)), direct flights between them are not common.

In the first years of the 21st century the Rosario Airport has progressively lost air traffic volume, even after it was updated and expanded in 2003–2004. In 2005 there were only 1,807 flights, about 75% less than in 2000. Among the reasons cited are low ticket prices compared to the increased cost of fuel, the lack of a national air transportation policy, and the existence of a cheaper and fast alternative (the Rosario-Buenos Aires Highway).[citation needed]

The airport's name reflects Argentina's claims of sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas in Spanish), and could be translated as "Rosario – Falkland Islands International Airport".

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aerolíneas Argentinas Córdoba, El Calafate, Mendoza, Puerto Iguazú, San Carlos de Bariloche
Aerolíneas Argentinas
operated by Austral Líneas Aéreas
Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza,[3] Córdoba,[4] El Calafate, Mendoza, Puerto Iguazú,[4] Salta,[5] San Carlos de Bariloche
Copa Airlines Panama City–Tocumen[6]
Gol Transportes Aéreos Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, São Paulo-Guarulhos
LATAM Brasil São Paulo-Guarulhos
LATAM Chile Santiago de Chile (begins 1 July, 2017)
LATAM Perú Lima[7]
Airbus A319 LATAM Perú and Boeing 737-700 Aerolíneas Argentinas in Rosario.


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