Almirante Marcos A. Zar Airport

Almirante Marcos A. Zar Airport (Welsh: Maes Awyr Almirante Marcos A. Zar, Spanish: Aeropuerto Almirante Marcos A. Zar) (IATA: REL, ICAO: SAVT) is an airport in Trelew, Chubut Province, Argentina, named after the Argentine Navy Admiral and aviator Marcos Andrés Zar. The airport serves the cities of Trelew and Rawson.

Almirante Marcos A. Zar Airport

Aeropuerto de Trelew

Maes Awyr Almirante Marcos A. Zar
Aeropuerto Trelew, enero 2015.JPG
Airport typePublic / Militar
OperatorGovernment and London Supply
ServesTrelew, Argentina
Elevation AMSL141 ft / 43 m
Coordinates43°12′35″S 65°17′00″W / 43.20972°S 65.28333°W / -43.20972; -65.28333Coordinates: 43°12′35″S 65°17′00″W / 43.20972°S 65.28333°W / -43.20972; -65.28333
REL is located in Argentina
Location of airport in Argentina
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,560 8,399 Concrete
Statistics (2016)
Total passengers252,594
Source: GCM[1] SkyVector[2] Google Maps[3]

The airport is 3 kilometres (2 mi) northeast of Trelew and 17 kilometres (11 mi) from Rawson, the capital of Chubut Province. It has a 3,500 square metres (38,000 sq ft) passenger terminal and has parking for 128 cars. It is operated by London Supply.[4]

The Trelew Almirante Zar Naval Air Base is on the airport, and has an Argentine Naval Aviation squadron flying P-3 Orions.


This airport replaced an airport noted as a pivotal site during the Trelew massacre. On August 15, 1972, 110 prisoners escaped from the Rawson jail and tried to hijack an Austral Líneas Aéreas BAC One-Eleven en route to Comodoro Rivadavia, in order to escape to Chile and from there to Cuba. Their plans failed, and 19 of them were killed by the army on August 22, at 3:30 AM.[5][6]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires–Aeroparque
Seasonal: Ushuaia
Austral Líneas Aéreas Bahía Blanca,[7] Buenos Aires–Aeroparque, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza,[7] Cómodoro Rivadavia,[7] Mar del Plata[7]
Seasonal: Córdoba, El Calafate
Flybondi Buenos Aires–El Palomar

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Airport information for REL at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ "Almirante Zar Airport". SkyVector. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Almirante A. Zar International Airport". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  4. ^ "London Supply Group". London Supply Group. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Argentina army officers jailed over 'Trelew massacre'". BBC. British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  6. ^ ""Fourteen terrorist suspects are slain"". N Y Times. New York Times. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d AR Adds Corridor Atlantic

External linksEdit

  Media related to Aeropuerto Almirante Zar at Wikimedia Commons