Asunción, Paraguay

 

Asuncion Airport

Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (IATA: ASU, ICAO: SGAS) is Paraguay’s main national and international gateway, located at Luque, suburb of the capital Asuncion. It is named after the Paraguayan aviator Silvio Pettirossi and was formerly known as Presidente Stroessner International Airport, after Paraguay’s former head of state General Alfredo Stroessner.

History

The airport serves as hub for TAM Airlines also known as Transportes Aéreos del Mercosur S.A., formerly known as TAM Mercosur and LAP (Líneas Aéreas Paraguayas).

The terminal building splits into domestic and international concourses, with 2 gates (5 and 6) and 4 gates (1 to 4) respectively. However, the airport currently receives only one domestic flight, handled at the International Concourse. The domestic concourse handles cargo, general aviation and charter flights.

On 3 August 2008, local newspaper Diario ABC Color reported that aeronautical officers at the airport were taking advantage of their positions by creating fake company entities that dealt with aircraft handling services, and thus violating safety operational guidances and procedures.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires-Aeroparque
Aerosur Santa Cruz de la Sierra-Viru Viru
Copa Airlines Panama City [begins 15 December]
Gol Airlines Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Curitiba-Afonso Pena, São Paulo-Guarulhos
PLUNA Montevideo
TACA Perú Lima
TAM Airlines Paraguay Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Ciudad del Este, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Santa Cruz de la Sierra-Viru Viru, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo-Guarulhos