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
Aerolíneas Argentinas
operated by 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
LATAM Brasil Seasonal: Sao Paulo-Guarulhos

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). 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. ^ https://www.eana.com.ar/media/estadisticas/tableros/2018/SAZS.pdf
  5. ^ Lieutenant Luis Candelaria International Airport, at Aeropuertos.net (accessed 2015-04-26)
  6. ^ https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=es&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=es&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anbariloche.com.ar%2Fnoticias%2F2017%2F04%2F26%2F58280-aerolineas-andes-sumara-vuelos-a-bariloche&edit-text=&act=url
  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.

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