Coordinates: 32°49′54″S 068°47′34″W / 32.83167°S 68.79278°W
|Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Mendoza "Francisco Gabrielli" - El Plumerillo
|IATA: MDZ – ICAO: SAME
||Public / Military
||Mendoza Province & Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.
||Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina
||2,310 ft / 704 m
|Sources: AIP, ORSNA, DAFIF
Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Gobernador Francisco Gabrielli) (IATA: MDZ, ICAO: SAME), better known as El Plumerillo International Airport, is located 8 km (5 miles) northeast of the center of Mendoza, a city in the Mendoza Province of Argentina. The airport covers an area of 490 hectares (1210 acres) and is operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.
The terminal building is 12,800 square meters (137,778 square feet) and has 2 levels. There are 161 parking spaces at the airport, one infrecuently used arrival/departure lounge and 4 gates. The airport has very little domestic and international arrival and departures areas, considering the number of passengers it serves per day.
Address: Ruta Nacional 40, Acceso Norte, km 15 - (5539) Las Heras, Mendoza - Argentina
Phone number: +54 261 520 6000
Accidents and Incidents
Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, also known less formally as the Andes Flight Disaster, was a chartered airline flight from Montevideo, carrying 45 rugby team members and associates to Santiago (Chile). The aircraft made a stopover at Mendoza Airport and later crashed in the Andes on Friday, October 13, 1972. The last of the 16 remaining survivors were rescued by December 23, 1972.
Airlines and destinations
||Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, São Paulo-Guarulhos
|Aerolíneas Argentinas operated by Austral
||Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Córdoba
||Santiago de Chile
||Buenos Aires-Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
|Sol Líneas Aéreas
||Córdoba, Rosario, Tucumán
||Lima [begins 1 December]
Means of transport to the airport
- Bus (colectivos, micros, omnibus) : Group 6, line 63 (ask for going to downtown: "al Centro")
- Private cabs (Remis).
Arrival time to Mendoza City downtown, about 20-25 minutes with cars, about 40-45 using public bus.
- Public telephones
- Tourism office
- Information desk
- Mail service
- Car rental
- Wi-fi Internet access
- Money exchange (preferred currencies: euro, U.S. dollar, Chilean peso)
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32° 49' 54.18" S
068° 47' 34.28" W
||Joint (Civil and Military)
||001° E (05/06)
||MILITARY - CIVIL JOINT USE AIRPORT
||24 HOUR OPERATIONS
|International Clearance Status
||Airport of Entry
||9151 x 177 feet
2789 x 54 meters
||Distance From Field
||Bearing From Navaid
||Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.|
100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)
Unknown fuel type or whether there is any fuel.
82lb/min (1123cfm) at 130 deg air inlet temp,45psia(min) air outlet
15 cfm, 200 psia
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