Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández International Airport is an international airport located 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) west of Río Gallegos, a city in the Santa Cruz Province of Argentina. The airport covers an area of 1,150 hectares (2,800 acres) and is operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000. It is named after Norberto Fernández, a pioneer of Argentine aviation.
The airport was constructed in 1964, and the paved runway was inaugurated in 1972 with a Caravelle flight of Aerolíneas Argentinas. The runway is the longest in Argentina, measuring 3,300 meters (10,830 ft). The airport has a single terminal building with a total area of 2,285 square meters (24,620 sq ft).
General Information about Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández Airport
The following table is an overview of RGL Airport indicated below:
|Airport||Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández International Airport|
|Airport Type||Public / Military|
|Operator||Aeropuertos Argentina 2000|
|Serves||Río Gallegos, Argentina|
|Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández Airport Code||RGL|
|Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández Airport Terminals||One terminal|
|RGL Airport Runway||1|
|RGL Airport Coordinates||51°36′32″S 69°18′45″W|
|Contact Number||+54 2966 44-2340|
|Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández Airport Address||RN3 N° 3 Km 8, Z9400 Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz, Argentina|
|Elevation||66 ft / 20 m|
Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández Airport Code
Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández Airport code is RGL. This three-letter IATA code is based on the name of the airport itself.
|WORLD AREA CODE||+1|
|IATA METROPOLITAN CODE||RGL|
Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández Airport Map
The RGL Airport location Map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.
Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández International Airport Runway
RGL Airport has only one active runway.
|Name||Length (mtr)||Length (ft)||Surface|
Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández Airport Terminal
Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández International Airport has only one terminal. The terminal has two floors and serves both domestic and international flights. The first floor houses the check-in counters, baggage claim area, and a few shops and restaurants. The second floor houses the departure lounge, security checkpoint, and more shops and restaurants.
Nearest Airports to RGL Airport
Some of the International and Domestic airports near RGL.
- Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport – 248 km
- Comandante Armando Tola International Airport – 288 km
- Hermes Quijada International Airport – 370 km
Airlines Operating from Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández Airport
The following airlines operate from Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández International Airport:
- Aerolíneas Argentinas
- LATAM Chile