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"Teniente General Benjamín Matienzo" International Airport





Teniente General Benjamín Matienzo International Airport (IATA: TUC, ICAO: SANT) is the international airport that serves Tucumán Province in the north of Argentina. It was built in 1981, and its terminal was inaugurated on 12 October 1986. Tucumán Airport is the 2nd most important cargo airport in Argentina.

The Departing Sector was rebuilt in 2005. It can handle big aircraft such as the Airbus 310, Boeing 747, Boeing 757, Boeing 767, Boeing 777 McDonnell Douglas DC-10, McDonnell Douglas MD-11 and the Antonov An-124.

It has 135,000 m² of runways, 21,250 m² of taxiways, a 6,985 m² terminal, two hangars of 1,840 m², and parking places for 278 cars. It has a small cargo terminal of 50 m². Cargo flights are important. Tucumán is the second most important Airport in Argentina in order of Tons of Cargo (after Buenos Aires-Ezeiza). Most of cargo flights are scheduled between September and November, taking fresh fruits to Germany and United States.

In 1988, it handled 710,000 passengers. In 1998, 568,000. And in 2008, just 287,000 passengers. Traffic is anyway improving: 193,000 passengers in 2007; 287,000 in 2008 and 365,000 in 2009.

On April 9, 2013, the runway heading changed from 01/19 to 02/20 due to magnetic variation.

Airlines and destinations

Aerolineas Argentinas: Buenos Aires, Córdoba.

Lan Argentina: Buenos Aires

Atlas Air Cargo: Miami, Los Angeles

Florida West: Miami

LAN Cargo: Los Angeles

Lufthansa Cargo: Frankfurt, Dakar, London-STN, Sao Paulo-VCP

Centurión Air Cargo: Lima

Martinair Cargo: Austin

Omni Air International: Austin

Cargolux: Amsterdam


Information cargo flights

Tucumán Province/State is the first leading world producer and processor of lemon and the second largest exporter of fesh lemon. Also it is national main producer of sugar and in Argentina it is a largest exporter of frozen strawberries.
 

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Cargo Terminal with Cold Chamber

It is the first in the country's interior have a center like this that allows direct export logistics of fresh fruit. This new development which is key to the airline inaugurated export is essential for blueberry growers and represents a competitive advantage for the province against international markets. The new Cargo Terminal with Camera of cold work on the Benjamin Matienzo airport.
This work, coordinated by the IDEP , required an investment of approximately $ 8.5 million dollars and was funded by the Nation and joint efforts with the Ministry of Productive Development of Tucumán.



This is the first step to transform the province into a logistics hub for export.

The House of cold permits temperature between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius to maintain fruit quality and also act as a customs bonded warehouse.



The charge area has three docks for unloading trucks, with enough room to maneuver, park and do direct download space. This gives more speed and convenience to perform operations.



 

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Tucumán receive equipment for the Moto GP

Will be on 16, 17 and 18 April.

"The idea of ​​the operation that was born inside the airport regarding the export of fruits, is opening other alternatives and is positioning itself to provide services not only for export but to import and to the temporary importation of vehicles and machineries Moto GP.

"They'll get over 747," he said, noting that they are expected to reach 16, 17 and 18 April. "Once the Moto GP culminating on Sunday 27, we will try to make it at night so as not to interfere with the flights," said Fernando Martorell, President of Institute of Production.

http://www.lv12.com.ar/284803-tucuman-recibira-maquinaria-para-el-moto-gp-de-las-termas.html
 

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International Airport Tucuman Benjamin Matienzo, is 9 km east of the city center of San Miguel de Tucumán.



Reference to ICAO Category: 4D

Health Category: 3

Hours of Operation: 24 hours.

Track: 01/19 2900 m x 45 m. concrete

Area: 519 hectares

Ballooning: 6,150 m2
 
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