San Carlos de Bariloche Airport

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San Carlos de Bariloche Airport

Aeropuerto de San Carlos de Bariloche
Aeropuerto Internacional Teniente Luis Candelaria (Bariloche).JPG
Operator Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.
Serves San Carlos de Bariloche
Location Ruta Nacional Nº 237 s/n
Elevation AMSL 2,776 ft / 846 m
Coordinates 41°09′04″S 71°09′27″W / 41.15111°S 71.15750°W / -41.15111; -71.15750Coordinates: 41°09′04″S 71°09′27″W / 41.15111°S 71.15750°W / -41.15111; -71.15750
BRC is located in Argentina
Location in Argentina
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 7,703 2,348 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 1.308.001
Sources: AIP,[1] ORSNA,[2] World Aero Data,[3] Airport statistics for 2017[4]

San Carlos de Bariloche Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de San Carlos de Bariloche) (IATA: BRC, ICAO: SAZS), also known as Teniente Luis Candelaria Airport,[5] is an international airport serving the city of San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina. The airport covers an area of 1,810 hectares (4,500 acres; 7.0 sq mi) and has a 12,000-square-metre (130,000 sq ft) terminal; it is located 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) out of the city.[2]

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires–Aeroparque, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza
Seasonal: El Calafate, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Ushuaia
Austral Líneas Aéreas Buenos Aires–Aeroparque, Córdoba, Rosario, Viedma
Seasonal: Puerto Iguazú, Mendoza, Salta
Andes Líneas Aéreas Buenos Aires–Aeroparque[6]
Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras Seasonal: Campinas[7]
Flybondi Buenos Aires–El Palomar, Mendoza[8]
LADE Buenos Aires–Aeroparque, Comodoro Rivadavia, El Bolsón, El Calafate, Esquel, Mar del Plata, Puerto Madryn
LATAM Argentina Buenos Aires–Aeroparque
Seasonal: Tucumán
LATAM Brasil Seasonal: São Paulo–Guarulhos
Norwegian Air Argentina Buenos Aires–Aeroparque

Accidents and incidents

Accidents involving fatalities

  • 13 May 1957: A LADE Vickers VC.1 Viking, registration T-3, flew into mountainous terrain, 30 kilometres (19 mi) out of San Carlos de Bariloche. All 16 occupants of the aircraft perished in the accident.[9]
  • 16 March 1975: A LADE Fokker F27-400M, tail number TC-72, struck a mountain, 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of the city, while on approach to the airport inbound from El Palomar. There were 52 fatalities.[10]
  • 21 November 1977: An Austral Líneas Aéreas BAC 1-11, registration LV-JGY, that was operating a domestic non-scheduled Buenos AiresBariloche as Flight 9, made a premature descent and crashed into mountainous terrain on final approach to the airport, 21 kilometres (13 mi) east of the city, killing 46 of 79 occupants on board.[11]

Non-fatal hull-losses

  • 16 August 1989: A LADE Fokker F28-1000C, tail number TC-51, failed to get airborne and overran the runway, being stopped by a dike.[12]


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 648,569 Increase10.94% 8,730 Decrease 1.47% 589 Increase43.66%
2006 676,197 Increase 4.26% 8,273 Decrease 5.23% 717 Increase21.73%
2007 724,010 Increase 7.07% 7,830 Decrease 5.35% 660 Decrease 7.95%
2008 701,244 Decrease 3.14% 7,667 Decrease 2.08% 432 Decrease34.55%
2009 748,400 Increase 6.72% 8,782 Increase14.54% 269 Decrease37.73%
2010 831,792 Increase11.14% 9,477 Increase 7.91% 274 Increase 1.86%
Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Statistics
(Years 2005-2010)

See also


  1. ^ "SAZS/San Carlos de Bariloche International Airport Fact Sheet" (PDF) (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 February 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Aeropuerto de San Carlos de Bariloche" [San Carlos de Bariloche Airport]. Organismo Regulador del Sistema Nacional de Aeropuertos (ORSNA) (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 23 March 2012.
  3. ^ Airport information for SAZS at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
  4. ^
  5. ^ Lieutenant Luis Candelaria International Airport, at (accessed 2015-04-26)
  6. ^
  7. ^ "Azul abre vendas para Bariloche; veja frequências" (in Portuguese). Panrotas. 29 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  8. ^ Liu, Jim (12 January 2018). "Flybondi outlines operational launch in 1H18". Routes Online. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018.
  9. ^ Accident description for T-3 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 23 March 2012.
  10. ^ Accident description for TC-72 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 23 March 2012.
  11. ^ Accident description for LV-JGY at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 23 March 2012.
  12. ^ Accident description for TC-51 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 23 March 2012.

External links

  • Airport's details, at Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A. (accessed 2015-04-26)
  • Airport information for Bariloche Airport at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  • Current weather for SAZS at NOAA/NWS
  • Accident history for BRC at Aviation Safety Network
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