Ushuaia – Malvinas Argentinas International Airport (USH)

Ushuaia – Malvinas Argentinas International Airport

Ushuaia – Malvinas Argentinas International Airport is the world’s southernmost international airport, located 4 km (2.5 mi) south of the center of Ushuaia, a city on the island of Tierra del Fuego in the Tierra del Fuego Province of Argentina.

The airport was opened in 1995, replacing an older one, which is now in use with the Ushuaia Aeroclub. The new airport has been used by various airlines at different periods. It is often used by passengers as a cruise-ship gateway to the Antarctic. Ushuaia International Airport can accommodate airplanes as large as the Boeing 747. Tower Air operated 747s into the airport, and Aerolíneas Argentinas operated 747-400s into the airport during events of high passenger numbers (such as entire cruise-ship passenger payloads) until retiring the 747 in February 2012.

General Information about Ushuaia – Malvinas Argentinas Airport

The following table is an overview of USH Airport indicated below:

AirportUshuaia Airport
Airport TypePublic
OperatorCivil Aviation Administration
Ushuaia – Malvinas Argentinas Airport CodeUSH
Ushuaia – Malvinas Argentinas Airport TerminalsOne terminal
USH Airport Runway1
USH Airport Coordinates54°50′36″S 68°17′40″W
Contact Number+54 2901 43-1232
Ushuaia – Malvinas Argentinas Airport AddressV9401 Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina
Elevation102 ft / 31 m

Ushuaia – Malvinas Argentinas Airport Code

Ushuaia – Malvinas Argentinas Airport code is USH. This three-letter IATA code is based on the name of the airport itself. 


Ushuaia – Malvinas Argentinas Airport Map

The USH Airport location Map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Ushuaia – Malvinas Argentinas International Airport Runway

USH Airport has only one runway.

NameLength (mtr)Length (ft)Surface

Ushuaia – Malvinas Argentinas Airport Terminal

Ushuaia – Malvinas Argentinas International Airport has only one terminal. It is a small airport with a single terminal building that serves both domestic and international flights. The terminal has two levels: the ground floor, which houses the check-in counters, baggage claim area, and a few shops and restaurants; and the first floor, which houses the departure gates, duty-free shops, and a VIP lounge.

Nearest Airports to Ushuaia – Malvinas Argentinas International Airport 

Some of the International and Domestic airports near USH.

  • Hermes Quijada International Airport – 217 km
  • Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport – 605 km
  • Mount Pleasant Airport – 715 km
  • El Palomar Airport – 2334 km
  • Ñanco Lauquen Airport – 2717 km 
  • Ministro Pistarini International Airport – 3116 km
  • Jorge Newbery Airfield – 3166 km 
  • Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport – 3355 km
  • Carrasco/General Cesáreo L. Berisso International Airport – 3388 km
  • Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport – 3521 km

Airlines Operating from Ushuaia – Malvinas Argentinas Airport

The following airlines operate from Ushuaia – Malvinas Argentinas International Airport:

  • Aerolíneas Argentinas
  • LADE
  • LATAM Chile
  • Flybondi
  • JetSmart Argentina

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