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Almirante Marcos A. Zar Airport

Airport information
 Location of airport in Argentina
Airport typePublic / Militar
OperatorGovernment and London Supply
ServesTrelew, Rawson
LocationRuta 3, S/N. (U9100) TRELEW
Elevation43 m (141 ft)

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Almirante Marcos A. Zar Airport ( , ) is an airport in Chubut Province, Argentina, named after the Argentine Navy Admiral and aviator Marcos Andrés Zar. The airport serves the cities of Trelew and Rawson. Two airlines operate regularly to the airport, LADE and Aerolíneas Argentinas, and in May 2009 the latter is supposed to start direct international flights to Sao Paulo, Brazil.

This airport replaced an airport noted as a pivotal site during the Trelew Massacre. On August 15, 1972, 110 prisoners escaped from the Rawson jail and tried to hijack a Austral Líneas Aéreas BAC One-Eleven en route to Comodoro Rivadavia, in order to escape to Chile and then to Cuba. Their plans failed, and 19 of them were killed by the army on August 22, at 3:30 AM.

This airport is 7km from Trelew and 26km from Rawson (capital city of Chubut). It has a 3,500m2 passenger terminal and 126,000m2 of runways. It has a parking places for 128 cars.

It also home of the Argentine Naval Aviation squadron of P-3 Orions.

It is operated by London Supply.

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