Aeropuertos Argentina 2000’s newly inaugurated terminal in Comodoro Rivadavia makes this Argentina’s first international airport to be 100 percent sustainable since it is the country’s first with a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) international certificate establishing specific norms to ensure sustainable and high-peformance construction which gives priority to using local materials and to the responsible use of natural resources (using 25 percent less energy than a traditional airport).
The new arrival and departure halls, a catering area and a boarding sector with two new gates and passenger boarding bridges are part of the important improvements present in this new terminal, which totals 8,400 square metres. Work is also underway on the total renewal of the runway for landing, the taxiways, the commercial ramps and the lighting and beaconing system.
The infrastructure under this certificate ensures:
• reduced operating costs
• an increase in the value of the property
• conservation of water and energy
• healthier, safer spaces for occupants
• reduced emission of harmful gases
• commitment to the environment and society in general
General Enrique Mosconi International Airport is located 11 kilometres outside the city and is one of the leading terminals in Patagonia for number of passengers. Last year 680,029 passengers passed through, 10 percent more than in 2017.
The new terminal now has a VIP lounge with all the personalised attention to the public and services in keeping with a modern lounge.