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Coronel Felipe Varela International Airport

Coronel Felipe Varela International Airport is an airport in Catamarca Province, Argentina serving the city of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca.

It was built in 1972, and was officially inaugurated with an Aerolineas Argentinas Boeing 737 flight on January 3rd, 1973. Construction started on the terminal on June 9, 1981 and ended April 23, 1987.

It has a 3,172 m passenger terminal, 84,000 m of runways, one 1,700 m hangar and a parking place for 35 cars.

Since March 16, 1999, it has been operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000. In 2007, 44,477 passengers went through Catamarca Airport.

Felipe Varela was a militar born in Catamarca in 1821, who fought in the War of the Triple Alliance, and died in Nantoco (Chile), in 1870. He is named "The Last Warlord".

Airlines and destinations

Aerolineas Argentinas

* Buenos Aires / Aeroparque Jorge Newbery

* La Rioja / Capitan Vicente Almandos Almonacid Airport

Charter airlines

American Jet

* Tucuman / Teniente Benjamin Matienzo International Airport

* Campo Arenal / Campo Arenal Aerodrome

External links

Aeropuerto de Catamarca "Coronel Felipe Vallese" at Organismo Regulador del Sistema Nacional de Aeropuertos

Aeropuertos Argentina 2000

American Jet s.a. (English or Spanish)

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