Some of its facilities are shared with the Naval Aviation Base of the National Navy of Uruguay.
The airport mainly serves passengers traveling to neighbouring Punta del Este, although it generally serves cities surrounding the Maldonado area. It is commonly known as "Laguna del Sauce International Airport," but because of its closeness to Punta del Este, a popular beach resort city, it is sometimes also referred to as "Punta del Este International Airport" or "Punta del Este Airport" by passengers using it.
The airport typically sees a growth in passenger numbers during the southern hemisphere summer months. Most of the passengers that fly to the airport come from Buenos Aires. International services are available from Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay as well. In 2004, the airport's runway RW10 was repaired.