Libertador General José de San Martín Airport

Libertador General José de San Martín Airport
Aeropuerto de Posadas "Libertador General San Martín"
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Aeropuertos Argentina 2000
Serves Posadas, Misiones Province, Argentina
Location Ruta N12, Km 1336, Posadas (N3300)
Elevation AMSL 430 ft / 131 m
Coordinates 27°23′09″S 55°58′14″W / 27.38583°S 55.97056°W / -27.38583; -55.97056Coordinates: 27°23′09″S 55°58′14″W / 27.38583°S 55.97056°W / -27.38583; -55.97056

Location of airport in Argentina

Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,200 7,218 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Passengers 99,538
Passenger change 09–10 Decrease0.9%
Aircraft movements 3,711
Movements change 09–10 Increase16.8%
Sources: AIP,[1] ORSNA,[2] DAFIF,[3][4] 2010 World Airport Traffic Report.[5]

Libertador General José de San Martín Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Posadas "Libertador General San Martín") (IATA: PSS, ICAO: SARP) is located 7.5 km (4.7 mi) 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.[1][2]

It has a 6,500 m² terminal, 67,740 m² 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.

Airlines and destinations

Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque
Aerolíneas Argentinas Operated by Austral Líneas Aéreas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque


Traffic by calendar year. Official ACI Statistics
Passengers Change from previous year Aircraft operations Change from previous year Cargo
(metric tons)
Change from previous year
2005 101,787 Increase 0.01% 2,933 Increase10.18% 564 Increase 8.25%
2006 92,741 Decrease 8.99% 3,099 Increase 5.66% 455 Decrease19.33%
2007 65,019 Decrease29.89% 2,503 Decrease19.23% 313 Decrease31.21%
2008 56,144 Decrease13.65% 2,623 Increase 4.79% 210 Decrease32.91%
2009 100,393 Increase78.81% 3,177 Increase21.12% 345 Increase64.29%
2010 99,538 Decrease 0.85% 3,711 Increase16.81% 379 Increase 9.86%
Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Statistics
(Years 2005-2010)

Accidents and incidents

On June 12, 1988, Austral Lineas Aereas Flight 46 undershot the runway, resulting in 22 deaths.

On October 10, 1997, Austral Flight 2553 left the airport for Buenos Aires but crashed one hour later in Fray Bentos, Uruguay, killing 75 (all crew and passengers). This was the worst aviation accident to take place in Uruguay.


  1. 1 2 (Spanish) "SARP - Posadas / Libertador Gral. D. José de San Martín" (PDF). at AIP Argentina
  2. 1 2 (Spanish) Aeropuerto de Posadas "Libertador General San Martín" at Organismo Regulador del Sistema Nacional de Aeropuertos (ORSNA)
  3. Airport information for SARP at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  4. Airport information for PSS at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  5. Airport Council International 2010 World Airport Traffic Report

External links

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