Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández International Airport

Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Río Gallegos "Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández") (IATA: RGL, ICAO: SAWG) is located 2 kilometres (1 mi) west of Río Gallegos, a city in the Santa Cruz Province of Argentina. The airport covers an area of 1,150 hectares (2,800 acres) and is operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000.

Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández International Airport

Aeropuerto de Rio Gallegos
Río Gallegos airport.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorAeropuertos Argentina 2000
ServesRío Gallegos, Argentina
Elevation AMSL66 ft / 20 m
Coordinates51°36′32″S 69°18′45″W / 51.60889°S 69.31250°W / -51.60889; -69.31250Coordinates: 51°36′32″S 69°18′45″W / 51.60889°S 69.31250°W / -51.60889; -69.31250
Map
RGL is located in Argentina
RGL
RGL
Location of the airport in Argentina
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,550 11,647 Concrete
Statistics (2010)
Passengers236,792
Passenger change 09–10Decrease3.2%
Aircraft movements3,395[1]
Movements change 09–10Decrease14.3%
Sources: Google Maps[2] WAD[3] GCM[4] AIP[5]

It has a 2,285 square metres (24,600 sq ft) terminal and 2,187 square metres (23,540 sq ft) of hangar space.[5] The airport was constructed in 1964, and the paved runway was inaugurated in 1972 with a Caravelle flight of Aerolíneas Argentinas.

Río Gallegos' airport has the longest runway in the country. Runway length does not include blast pads of 235 metres (771 ft) on Runway 07 and 200 metres (660 ft) on Runway 25. The runway lies 1.6 kilometres (1 mi) south of the Gallegos River estuary, and east approach and departure may cross over the water.

The Rio Gallegos VOR-DME (Ident: GAL) and non-directional beacon (Ident: G) are located on the field.[6][7]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque
Austral Líneas Aéreas Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Cómodoro Rivadavia, Mar del Plata, Trelew
LADE Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Comodoro Rivadavia, El Calafate, Esquel, Río Grande, Ushuaia
LATAM Argentina Buenos Aires-Aeroparque
LATAM Chile Punta Arenas, Stanley-Mount Pleasant

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Airport Council International 2010 World Airport Traffic Report
  2. ^ "Aeropuerto Internacional Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  3. ^ Airport information for Aeropuerto de Río Gallegos at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
  4. ^ Airport information for Aeropuerto de Río Gallegos at Great Circle Mapper.
  5. ^ a b "SAWG – RIO GALLEGOS / Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández" (PDF) (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 May 2011. Retrieved 20 March 2008.
  6. ^ "Rio Gallegos NDB". Our Airports. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Rio Gallegos VOR". Our Airports. Retrieved 27 April 2019.

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