ways to spend your time at the Montevideo airport

Carrasco International Airport in Montevideo is a symbol of pride for Uruguayans.

With a unique curved structure, it’s one of the most beautiful and bright airports in the world

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High-tech procedures

To avoid long lines at the boarding gates, Carrasco Airport implemented biometric technology in 2016. Now, automated machines verify travelers’ information and assure maximum security in border control. This way, the time to complete the process was reduced from 45 to just 10 seconds.

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One last toast

If you enjoy good wine and are always searching for new varieties around the world, in Uruguay you can try wine made from tannat grapes, which are typical of the country. Located in the Duty Free shop in the departure area at Carrasco Airport, Rincón del Tannat is a kiosk that invites travelers to try and learn about this noble variety.

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Outdoor

The work by celebrated local architect Rafael Viñoly has an imposing terrace. The space is so popular that it has become a venue for events, launch parties and conferences.

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Beyond meat

Even though Uruguay is one of the countries that consume the most meat, locals also love vegetables and pasta dishes. At the restaurant Patria, located on the third floor, the options include vegetables grown in their own hydroponic garden.

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Exclusive and elegant

This year, the VIP lounge was remodeled following a concept that stands out for the vintage décor, with elegant leather chairs. The new additions include a workspace, especially designed for passengers traveling on business, and an area for relaxing, with Zen music. Even though it’s not a LATAM VIP Lounge, our customers have access to it.

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Efficiency in the skies

Carrasco Airport won the National Award for Energy Efficiency, with a management model that reduced its energy consumption by 14%. For the 2015-2017 period, it’s estimated that the use of energy in heating and cooling will be reduced by 40% and 20%, respectively, with the intention of becoming 100% fossil-fuel free.