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Encyclopedia > Ushuaia International Airport

Ushuaia - Malvinas Argentinas International Airport (in Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Ushuaia Malvinas Argentinas) (IATA: USHICAO: SAWH) is a small international airport that serves the city of Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter alphabetic code designating many airports around the world. ... The ICAO airport code is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... The city of Ushuaia in early spring. ... Tierra del Fuego (Spanish: Land of Fire) is an archipelago at the southernmost tip of South America. ...


History

The current airport was opened in 1995, replacing an older one. The airport has been used by various distinct airlines at different periods. It is Argentina's southernmost airport and its sometimes used by passengers as a gateway to the Antarctic. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An airline is an organization providing aviation services to passengers and/or cargo. ... Greek ἀνταρκτικός, opposite the arctic) is a continent surrounding the Earths South Pole. ...


Capacity

Ushuaia International Airport is fit to receive airplanes as large as Boeing 747s. Tower Air used to operate such types into the airport, and Aerolíneas Argentinas has also operated 747s into the airport. Chartered Concordes also visited in the past. The Boeing 747, commonly called the Jumbo Jet, is one of the most recognizable modern jet airliners and is the largest airliner currently in airline service. ... Tower Air was a low-fare and charter airline that operated from 1982 until 2000, when it declared bankruptcy and was liquidated. ... Aerolíneas Argentinas A340-200. ... The Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde supersonic transport (SST) was one of only two models of supersonic passenger airliners to have seen commercial service. ...


Airlines currently flying to USH


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Ushuaia International Airport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (160 words)
Ushuaia - Malvinas Argentinas International Airport (in Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Ushuaia Malvinas Argentinas) (IATA: USH, ICAO: SAWH) is a small international airport that serves the city of Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
It is Argentina's southernmost airport and its sometimes used by passengers as a gateway to the Antarctic.
Ushuaia International Airport is fit to receive airplanes as large as Boeing 747s.
Ushuaia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (415 words)
Ushuaia, capital of Argentina's province of Tierra del Fuego, is the world's southernmost city.
In other times, Puerto Williams in Chile was considered to be the southernmost city — it is farther south but has fewer inhabitants, thus some consider it to be a town rather than a city.
It is also a key access point to the southern regions; it receives regular flights from Buenos Aires, (at Ushuaia International Airport), and cruise ships visiting the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and Antarctica dock at the port.
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