Antoine de Saint Exupéry Airport is an airport serving San Antonio Oeste, a city in the Río Negro Province of Argentina. The airport is named after the French author-aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; the terminal building is similar in architectural design to others in the Patagonian region of a simple, plain design with appropriately sized common areas, which provides an acceptable level of service for the area's normal traffic. However the terminal building features a mural by Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró in its main hall, painted in December 1989; the airport is 1.3 kilometres inland from the San Matías Gulf. Southeast approach and departure may be over the water; the runway has greater than 300 metres unpaved overruns on each end. The San Antonio Oeste non-directional beacon is located on the field. San Antonio Oeste's airport was renamed after the French writer-aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, who surveyed routes in the country as the director of Aeroposta Argentina, the company that created a stopover airport at that location en route to Comodoro Rivadavia.
A small museum exhibit was created in the airport's terminal building honoring its origins. It came into being on October 31, 1929 when a flight route began between Comodoro Rivadavia and Bahia Blanca, with stops at San Antonio Oeste and Trelew; the following day Aeroposta Argentina inaugurated its regular service to the airport. Due to a lack of facility and airport maintenance for over 20 years, commercial air services were discontinued to the airport in 2009. Only the local flying club and some private flights use the facility. Argentina portal Aviation portal Transport in Argentina List of airports in Argentina OpenStreetMap - Antoine de Saint Exupéry Airport FallingRain - Antoine de Saint Exupery Airport Airport information for Antoine de Saint Exupéry Airport Airport at Great Circle Mapper. Accident history for OES at Aviation Safety Network
Cutral Có is a city in the Confluencia Department of Neuquén Province in Argentina. It is part of the statistical area formed with neighboring Plaza Huincul; the settlement is located in the desert, it was founded in 1933 after the discovery of oil. The majority of the economy is based on the petrochemical industry. Cutral-Có is home to several multinational corporations such as Petrobras. Following the 1992 privatization of YPF, thousands of people lost their jobs in the city's important industrial action. There are plans to transport water from the Río Neuquén in order to introduce agriculture to the region; the city used to have its own airport. Federal website Municipal website