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Almirante Marcos A. Zar Airport

Almirante Marcos A. Zar Airport is an airport in Chubut Province, Argentina, named after the Argentine Navy Admiral and aviator Marcos Andres Zar. The airport serves the cities of Trelew and Rawson. Two airlines operate regularly to the airport, LADE and Aerolineas Argentinas, and in May 2009 the latter is supposed to start direct international flights to Sao Paulo, Brazil.

This airport replaced an airport noted as a pivotal site during the Trelew Massacre. On August 15, 1972, 110 prisoners escaped from the Rawson jail and tried to hijack a Austral Lineas Aereas BAC 1-11 en route to Comodoro Rivadavia, in order to escape to Chile and then to Cuba. Their plans failed, and 19 of them were killed by the army on August 22, at 3:30 AM.

This airport is 7km from Trelew and 26km from Rawson (capital city of Chubut). It has a 3,500m passenger terminal and 126,000m of runways. It has a parking places for 128 cars.

It is operated by London Supply.

Airlines and destinations

;Aerolineas Argentinas

Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, El Calafate, Ushuaia


Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Comodoro Rivadavia, Cordoba, Mar del Plata, Necochea, Parana, San Antonio Oeste, Viedma



External links

[*], Organismo Regulador del Sistema Nacional de Aeropuertos

[*], Aeropuertos Argentina 2000

[*], London Supply

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