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Coronel Felipe Varela International Airport

Airport information
 Location of airport in Argentina
Airport typePublic
OperatorGovernment and Aeropuertos Argentina 2000
ServesCatamarca, Catamarca Province, Argentina
LocationRuta P33, Km 22, Los Puestos (K4712XAI)
Elevation464 m (1522 ft)
Total Passengers44477

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Coronel Felipe Varela International Airport ( ) is an airport in Catamarca Province, Argentina serving the city of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca.

It was built in 1972, and was officially inaugurated with an Aerolíneas Argentinas Boeing 737 flight on 3 January 1973. Construction started on the terminal on 9 June 1981 and ended 23 April 1987.

It has a 3,172 m2 passenger terminal, 84,000 m2 of runways, one 1,700 m2 hangar and a parking place for 35 cars.

Since 1999, it has been operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000. In 2007, 44,477 passengers went through Catamarca Airport.

Felipe Varela was a militar born in Catamarca in 1821, who fought in the War of the Triple Alliance, and died in Ñantoco (Chile), in 1870. He is named "The Last Warlord".

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