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La Rioja Airport



Capitán Vicente Almandos Almonacid Airport
Aeropuerto de La Rioja - Capitán Vicente Almandos Almonacid
IATA: IRJ – ICAO: SANL
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Government and Aeropuertos Argentina 2000
Serves La Rioja, La Rioja, Argentina
Location Ruta P5, Km 4, La Rioja (F5300)
Elevation AMSL 1,633 ft / 498 m
Coordinates 29°22′53″S 066°47′45″W / 29.38139°S 66.79583°W / -29.38139; -66.79583
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 2,860 9,377 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Total Passengers 41,155
Source: DAFIF

Capitán Vicente Almandos Almonacid Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de La Rioja - Capitán Vicente Almandos Almonacid) (IATA: IRJ, ICAO: SANL) is the main airport in La Rioja Province, Argentina serving the city of La Rioja. In 2007, 41,155 passengers used La Rioja Airport.

The airport was named for Vicente Almandos Almonacid (1882-1953).

History

The airport was built in 1948, and was officially inaugurated with an LADE Viking flight on October 11th, 1948 (joining La Rioja with Buenos Aires vía Río Cuarto, San Luis, Santa Rosa and Córdoba). The first terminal was constructed in 1951. 1952 Aerolíneas Argentinas started flying to La Rioja.

In 1969, a new runway was paved (old one: 18/36 GRASS, new one 03/21 ASPHALT). In 1978 a new terminal was built, and in 1990 air conditioning was installed.

It has a 940 m² passenger terminal, 85,000 m² of runways, 33,800m² of Taxiways, 1,730 m² hangar and a parking place for 70 cars.

Since March 16, 1999, it has been operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000.

Airlines and destinations

  • Aerolíneas Argentinas
    • Buenos Aires / (Aeroparque Jorge Newbery) AEP
    • Catamarca / (Coronel Felipe Varela International Airport) CTC


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General Info
Country Argentina
ICAO ID SANL
Time UTC-3
Latitude -29.381636
29° 22' 53.89" S
Longitude -66.795839
066° 47' 45.02" W
Elevation 1436 feet
438 meters
Magnetic Variation 002° W (05/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Alternate Name CAPITAN VICENTE ALMANDOS ALMONACID
Near City La Rioja
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS


Communications
APP/TWR 118.45
119.15


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
03/21 9383 x 143 feet
2860 x 44 meters
ASPHALT - YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR LAR LA RIOJA - 113.5 At Field -
NDB LAR LA RIOJA - 410 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel 100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)


Remarks
CAUTION Bird haz.
FUEL (NC-A1)
OPR HOURS Opr 0900-2400Z.



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