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Libertador General Jose de San Martin Airport

Libertador General Jose de San Martin Airport is located 7.5 km (4.6 miles) northwest of the center of Posadas, a city in the Misiones Province of Argentina. The airport covers an area of 329 hectares (813 acres) and is operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.

It has a 6,500 m terminal and 67,740 m of runways, and parking spaces for 100 vehicles. In 2007, it handled 65,019 passengers. At its peak in 1997, it handled 164,586 passengers.

Accidents and incidents

On October 10, 1997, Austral Flight 2553 left this airport for Buenos Aires and crashed one hour later in Fray Bentos, Uruguay, killing 75 (all crew and passengers), this being the worst accident from a commercial airline for Argentina and Uruguay.

External links

Posadas, PSS at Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 (official web site)
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