Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport

Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo) (IATA: PDP, ICAO: SULS), also known by its former official name of Laguna del Sauce International Airport, and as Punta del Este International Airport, is an airport serving Punta del Este, Uruguay, located in the adjoining municipality of Maldonado. It is operated by Consorcio Aeropuertos Internacionales S.A. (CAISA).[3] The airport is 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) northwest of Maldonado.

Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport

Laguna del Sauce International Airport

Punta del Este International Airport
Aeropuerto Punta del Este.png
Airport typePublic/Military
OperatorAeropuertos Uruguay
ServesPunta del Este
LocationPiriápolis, Maldonado, Uruguay
Elevation AMSL95 ft / 29 m
Coordinates34°51′20″S 55°05′40″W / 34.85556°S 55.09444°W / -34.85556; -55.09444Coordinates: 34°51′20″S 55°05′40″W / 34.85556°S 55.09444°W / -34.85556; -55.09444
PDP is located in Uruguay
Location in Uruguay
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 1,606 5,269 Asphalt
08/26 2,130 6,988 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Sources: WAD[2]

The terminal building, designed by architect Carlos Ott, was inaugurated in 1997. Gabriel Gurméndez Armand-Ugon, former Uruguayan Minister of Transport and Public Works, has served as General Manager of the airport.

The airport is both civil and military. The National Navy of Uruguay has its main (and only) base here for the naval aviation arm.


The airport mainly serves passengers traveling to neighbouring Punta del Este, although it also serves cities surrounding the Maldonado area.

The airport typically sees a growth in passenger numbers during the southern hemisphere summer months. Most of the passengers who fly to the airport come from Buenos Aires. International service is available from Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay as well.

The airport can handle many types of aircraft including wide-bodies, although usually mid-size jets like the Boeing 737 and Airbus 320, and turbo-props like the ATR 42 are used in this airport, complementing nearby El Jagüel Airport, which also serves Punta del Este.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires–Aeroparque
Azul Brazilian Airlines Porto Alegre, São Paulo–Guarulhos
Seasonal: Campinas
Flybondi Seasonal: Buenos Aires–Ezeiza
LATAM Brasil Seasonal: São Paulo–Guarulhos
LATAM Chile Seasonal: Santiago de Chile
ParanairSeasonal: Asunción


The airport is currently the second busiest airport in Uruguay, both in passenger service and scheduled flights.

Traffic 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
Passengers n.d. 210,988 217,006 228,401 230,649 174,167 150,394 210,671 225,968
Cargo (tons) n.d. n.d. 285 361 n.d. n.d. n.d. 11 13

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Actividad en aeropuerto de Carrasco cae tras cinco años".
  2. ^ "C A Curbelo International Airport". World Aero Data. Archived from the original on 30 December 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  3. ^ Consorcio Aeropuertos Internacionales S.A. Archived 23 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine., retrieved 23 July 2015

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