El Calafate airport (FTE)

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El Calafate airport (FTE)

Comandante Armando Tola International Airport, opened on November 17, 2000, is one of the most modern in the country and is situated next to Los Glaciares National Park, an international tourist destination spot with increasing interest. It mostly operates with domestic flights and occasional charters to Chile.

Official Website: aeropuertoelcalafate.com
Number of Terminals - 1 -
Airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas, Lade, LATAM.
Annual passenger traffic: 644,000 passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +54 2902 491 220 / 229 / 230.

Location

The airport is located 16 km (10 miles) northeast from the city of El Calafate.

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Car rental companies present inside the terminal are:

Budget (Tel +54 2902 492 829 / 810 999 2834 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, weekends from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm)
Dubrovnik (Tel +54 2902 496 222)
Fiorasi (Tel +54 2902 495 330)
Hertz (Tel +54 2902 493 033 / 493 283 / 492 525 - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm)
Sixt (Tel +54 2966 709 666 - 7:00 am to 8:00 pm)

 

Car rental search

In the city centre you can find several options, among them: Hotel Alto Calafate (Tel +54 11 5254 2000), Cabaña Los Flamencos (Tel +54 2966 687 191), Design Suites Calafate (Tel +54 2902 494 525), Terraza Coirones Hotel (Tel +54 2902 495 506), Hotel Fuerte Calafate (Tel +54 2902 492 813), Tehuel Plaza Hotel & Resort (Tel +54 2902 491 771), Hostería Meulen (Tel +54 2902 492 982), Hotel Las Dunas (Tel +54 2902 494 806), Glaciar Perito Moreno Hostel & Suites (Tel +54 2902 490 424), Hostería Roble Sur (Tel +54 2902 495 559).

 

Booking accommodation

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The airport has Wi-Fi access free of charge.

Food and Drinks- There is a coffee shop in the public area and the Departures Hall.
Shopping- Convenience store, souvenirs, handicrafts, chocolates.
Baggage- Luggage trolleys and secure wrapping service available. In case of missing luggage, head to the counter of the corresponding airline or to the airport security police.
Other Services- Travel agency.

 

Bus - Ves Patagonia Airport Shuttle (Tel +54 2902 494 355) provides door-to-door transport services from the airport to downtown El Calafate. Buses leave after the arrival of every flight and can be booked at the counter located in the Arrivals Hall.
Transporte Las Lengas (Tel +54 2962 493 023 / 493 227 / 489 589) operates direct minibuses to El Chaltén thrice a day, with an average journey time of 3 hours.

Taxi - The official operator at the enclosure is Cóndor (Tel +54 2902 492 802 / 491 655 / 497 655), with cabs available outside the terminal. The trip to the city centre takes approximately 20 minutes.

 

The parking lot is located opposite the terminal building and is free.

 

There are basic access facilities, like ramps and adapted toilets. It is advised to contact your airline in advance if you should require any kind of special assistance.