Ushuaia – Malvinas Argentinas International Airport

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Ushuaia International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional de Ushuaia Malvinas Argentinas
Ushuaia Airport Aerial Image.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorCivil Aviation Administration
LocationUshuaia, Argentina
Elevation AMSL102 ft / 31 m
Coordinates54°50′36″S 68°17′40″W / 54.84333°S 68.29444°W / -54.84333; -68.29444Coordinates: 54°50′36″S 68°17′40″W / 54.84333°S 68.29444°W / -54.84333; -68.29444
USH is located in Southern Patagonia
Location of airport in Tierra del Fuego
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,300 10,827 Concrete
Sources: AIP[1] ORSNA[2] SkyVector[3]

Malvinas Argentinas Ushuaia International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Ushuaia Malvinas Argentinas, (IATA: USH, ICAO: SAWH)) is located 4 km (2.5 mi) south[1] of the center of Ushuaia, a city on the island of Tierra del Fuego in the Tierra del Fuego Province of Argentina.


The airport was opened in 1995, replacing an older one. The airport has been used by various airlines at different periods. It is the world's southernmost international airport and is often used by passengers as a cruise-ship gateway to the Antarctic.

Ushuaia International Airport can accommodate airplanes as large as the Boeing 747. Tower Air operated 747s into the airport, and Aerolíneas Argentinas operated 747-400s into the airport during events of high passenger numbers (such as entire cruise-ship passenger payloads) until retiring the 747 in February 2012. Two chartered Air France Concordes also visited in the past: F-BTSD arriving from Buenos Aires and continuing to Santiago, Chile, in early 1999; the second arriving from Easter Island, Chile and continuing to Buenos Aires prior to the cessation of most Concorde charter flights on 25 July 2000 (following the crash of Air France 4590). In the past, Condor, LTU, Air Berlin and Lufthansa also offered charter flights from Germany, Austrian Airlines from Austria, and XL Airways UK and First Choice Airways from the United Kingdom. It also chartered flights to Maputo, Mozambique.

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

The airport is on a peninsula extending south into the Beagle Channel, and all approach and departures are over the water.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires–Aeroparque, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Córdoba, El Calafate, Salta
Seasonal: San Carlos de Bariloche, Rosario,[4] Trelew
Austral Líneas Aéreas Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Mar del Plata
Aerovías DAP Seasonal: Punta Arenas
JetSmart Buenos Aires–El Palomar (begins November 22, 2019)[5]
LADE Comodoro Rivadavia, El Calafate, Río Gallegos, Río Grande
LATAM Argentina Buenos Aires–Aeroparque
Seasonal: Buenos Aires–Ezeiza
Norwegian Air Argentina Buenos Aires–Aeroparque

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "SAWH – USHUAIA / Malvinas Argentinas" (PDF) (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 April 2009. (480 KB) at AIP Argentina
  2. ^ (in Spanish) Aeropuerto de Ushuaia "Malvinas Argentinas" Archived 28 November 2012 at at Organismo Regulador del Sistema Nacional de Aeropuertos (ORSNA)
  3. ^ "Malvianas Argentinas Airport". SkyVector. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  4. ^ AR add Ushuaia with Rosario
  5. ^ Liu, Jim. "JetSMART Argentina adds new routes from Nov 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 7 August 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Malvinas Argentinas International Airport at Wikimedia Commons