Montevideo Carrasco (MVD) Airport
Montevideo Carrasco MVD Airport Overview
The Airport is located In Punta del Sur, and is only 5 km from the city of Montevideo, acccessible via National Routes 101, Route 1B (Ruta Interbalnearia) & Route 102.
With two runways and an estimated 1.7 million passengers per annum, Carrasco Airport is served by some major airlines, offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
NOTE: Boarding fees in US dollars: International $36; flights to Buenos Aires $17; domestic flights $2.
- You can now complete all required entry/departure forms over the internet, saving time and inconvenience.
- Since August 2016 the new border-control automated e-Gates now provide passport authentication, background checks and biometric passenger verification - expediting the arrivals process. While they are currently only available to Uruguayan citizens ages 18 years and over & with electronic identification documents - later it is to also include Argentinian citizens. Also, the new automated immigration control kiosks help border guards in passenger identification, and reduce waiting times considerably.
The spectacular passenger terminal at Carrasco Airport, opened in 2009 - appearing like a giant UFO - is able to handle 4 million passengers a year, with four jetways to the boarding gates, accessible from the mezzanine level (entrepiso). Independent access roads serve departures on the first level and arrivals on the ground level, covered by a rounded roof canopy. To make an even more visual impact, an open atrium next to the street entrance opens the ground level of the terminal to the monumental space of the main hall, linking the start and end stages of the trip through the airport both visually and spatially.
The gound level is the Arrivals level - housing baggage claim, rental car counters, information, and other services;
The first level is the Departures level - housing check-in counters to the East & West of the public hall - Check-in counters for American, TAM, GOL & Aerolineas Argentinas are at the East side; and check-in counters for Sol + Pluna are at the West Side. After checking in, go through Security control & Immigration, and arrive at the Concourse center with duty-free shops - with access to east gates 5 to 8 and west gates 4 to 1.
Services and amenities inside the passenger terminal include restaurants, bars, shops & duty-free shops, HSBC bank branch & ATM machines, ANTEL communications, Global Exchange foreign exchange desks, True Star luggage wrapping, and travel agents Abtour & Jorge Martinez). The 'Belvedere Terrace' offers a peaceful environment where the weary traveler can relax.
The Airport VIP Club is located both in Arrivals and Departures areas (tel: 598 2 6040329 Ext. 1600 - or use: firstname.lastname@example.org). The 'Fast-Pass' makes checking in for members of the VIP Club a breeze (at passport and security control merely swipe card at designated area in the departure hall, and upon return in the arrivals hall).
Ruta 101 km 19,950
Puerta del Sur S.A., PC 14.000
- Website for Montevideo Carrasco: http://www.aeropuertodecarrasco.com.uy/en/
- Contact: http://www.aeropuertodecarrasco.com.uy/contactenos.php
- Phone: +598 2604 0329 /fax 0010