Vuelosimple has released a new South American Airport for MSFS users: Teniente Benjamín Matienzo International Airport (SANT). Nestled just 12 kilometres east of the city of San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina, this airport pays homage to Benjamín Matienzo, the brave aviator who tragically lost his life attempting to cross the Andes.
This new virtual airport brings to life the vibrant operations of Argentina’s second-busiest cargo terminal. With four departure gates, two arrival gates, and comprehensive immigration and passenger services, simmers can experience the typical activity that makes this airport a key transport hub for the region. This becomes especially palpable between September and November when the airport hums with cargo flights ferrying fresh fruit to Europe and the United States.
The airport’s location adds a thrilling dimension to flights as you navigate through stunning mountain ranges and aims for an approach to the 11,500 feet long runway that easily accommodates the mighty Boeing 747, a frequent visitor courtesy of Cargolux and AtlasAir.
Beyond its strategic location, the airport serves as an ideal launchpad for flights across the Andes, promising one of the most spectacular journeys in MSFS. Alternatively, it offers smooth connectivity to major South American capitals including Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, and Lima.
Key features of Vuelosimple’s rendition of SANT include an accurate main terminal with detailed interiors, the fully modeled control tower, the TCA terminal, DPA Hangar, radar, and more.
Teniente Benjamín Matienzo International Airport offers an opportunity to experience the unique landscapes of Argentina. It’s available now through the usual vendors such as simMarket, priced at just around €12.