✅ Trip Verified
| This place should be a model for small airports around the world. They even use airbridges, which are great for avoiding the cold winds. Luggage didn’t take too long but all bags have to be x-rayed because you’re not allowed to bring meat, fruit or plants into Patagonia. Then there are stalls for taxis and tour bookings, and the VES shuttle bus service to hotels is at the stand marked “Bus” - $180 one-way or $280 if you book the return leg at the same time. Tourist staff can speak English. Great views of the Andes out the right side on approach (I think I saw Mt Fitz Roy) and some gnarly winds. On departure, the shuttle bus dropped us at the airport 90 minutes ahead, which was plenty. Check-in staff raced through the passengers, security was fast and friendly, wifi was free but somewhat unreliable, decent cafe on both sides of security, views of the runway and lake, lots of toilets. Probably the best small regional airport that I’ve ever experienced.