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El Calafate Airport



Comandante Armando Tola International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de El Calafate - Comandante Armando Tola
IATA: FTE – ICAO: SAWC
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Government and London Supply
Serves El Calafate, Santa Cruz
Location Camino al Aeropuerto, km 23. (Z9405) El Calafate
Elevation AMSL 669 ft / 204 m
Coordinates 50°16′48.90″S 72°03′11.50″W / 50.28025°S 72.053194°W / -50.28025; -72.053194
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,649 8,688 Concrete
Source: DAFIF

Comandante Armando Tola International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto International de El Calafate - Comandante Armando Tola) (IATA: FTE, ICAO: SAWC) is an airport in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. It is located approximately 21 km (13 mi) east of the city of El Calafate. The airport is jointly operated by the government and London Supply. Currently, the airport is only served by Aerolíneas Argentinas, LAN Argentina and LADE.

The airport was inaugurated in November 2000, replacing the old Lago Argentino Airport (ING/SAWL) which was obsolete. It is now the main entrance to Los Glaciares National Park. The airport's design was created by Carlos Ott, a famous architect from Uruguay. In 2007 the airport was used by over 400,000 passengers.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Aerochaco Córdoba
Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Trelew, Ushuaia
LADE Bariloche, Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Comodoro Rivadavia, Gobernador Gregores, Mar del Plata, Perito Moreno, Puerto Madryn, Río Grande, Río Gallegos, Ushuaia
LAN Argentina Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Ushuaia


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General Info
Country Argentina
ICAO ID SAWC
Time UTC-3
Latitude -50.280322
50° 16' 49.16" S
Longitude -72.053103
072° 03' 11.17" W
Elevation 669 feet
204 meters
Magnetic Variation 013° E (05/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)


Communications
GND 121.8
APP/TWR 119.95
118.2


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
07/25 8366 x 147 feet
2550 x 45 meters
CONCRETE. - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME ECA EL CALAFATE 094X 114.7 At Field -
NDB ECA EL CALAFATE - 385 At Field -


Remarks
FUEL (NC-A, A1)
OPR HOURS Opr 1100-2400Z



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