A charter flight organized by the tourism company Badino Turismo, Cumbres del Chapelco y Cynsa, landed today at 12:55 pm local time at the Chapelco Airport, in San Martín de Los Andes, Argentina. The flight departed from the Ezeiza International Airport, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with 140 tourists, bound for San Martín de Los Andes. Several of these tourists continued on to their final destination, San Carlos de Bariloche, a journey of 262 km (163 miles). The arrival of this Leal Airlines MD83 aircraft, operated by Flying S.A, is the first flight to arrive to the area in over a month, due to volcanic ash complications from the June 4 eruption of the Puyehue Volcano. This would not have been possible without the hard work of many of the local citizens of San Martin de Los Andes, and other surrounding cities. Mil Gracias!
As stated in our previous post, a commercial jet also landed at the Bariloche International Airport last Monday. Let’s hope this trend continues, and more of the airports in Patagonia will soon return to normal operation.
Check out the YouTube video below of today’s flight arriving in Chapelco: