Trelew Airport, officially named Almirante Marcos A. Zar Airport, is located in Trelew Chubut Province, Argentina in South America. The airport is named after the Argentine Navy Admiral and naval aviator Marco Andrés Zar, and is used by both civilian commercial airline services and the Argentinian naval aviation squadron.
Trelew was founded largely by to a string of Welsh settlements that cropped up in Argentina in the 1860s. Once properly founded in 1886, Trelew became the starting point for the Central Chubut Railway line. Today, Trelew is an important commercial and industrial center, and accounts for 90% of the wool processing activity in Argentina.
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Best time to book a flight to Trelew International Airport
Trelew’s desert climate means visitors can expect summers to be hot, winters to be cool, and low precipitation levels throughout the year. Expect to see average highs of 70 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months of December to February. The city also sees average lows of 45 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter months of May to August. Visitors from the Northern Hemisphere will especially enjoy the reversal in temperatures experienced by this Southern Hemisphere city.
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Airlines that fly to Trelew International Airport
You can reach Trelew International Airport from several South American cities, such as Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Rio Gallegos, and Mar del Plata. The two airlines that service this airport are Aerolíneas Argentinas and Líneas Aéreas del Estado. Travelers from the United States will find it convenient to connect at Buenos Aires.
What to expect when arriving at Trelew International Airport
Trelew International Airport is just a little over 4 miles from Trelew, and 16 miles from the neighboring city of Rawson. You can reach Trelew in just 10 minutes, and Rawson in half an hour to 40 minutes. There are both taxis and rental cars available.
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Facilities at Trelew International Airport
The airport's single terminal is only a year old, and free WiFi is provided throughout. Enjoy access to an in-terminal drugstore, confectionery, and craft store.
What to see and do in Trelew
The city of Trelew is on the small side, clocking in at under 100,000 residents. The area is the hub of tourism for the Chubut Province, with tours of the surrounding scenic windswept landscape occurring on the regular. The most popular tourist destination by far is the Punta Tombo, the largest reserve of Magellanic penguins in South America. Travelers with children should be sure to stop by the Museo Egidio Feruglio, a museum dedicated to dinosaur fossils and evidence of prehistoric human settlements found in the area.
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