Jorge Newbery Airfield (Spanish: Aeroparque "Jorge Newbery", IATA: AEP, ICAO: SABE) is an international airport located in Palermo neighbourhood, 2 km (1.2 mi) northeast of downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina.[2] The airport covers an area of 138 hectares (341 acres) and is operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.[3] It is located in the Palermo ward, along the Río de la Plata, and serves as the main hub for domestic flights from Buenos Aires as well as to Uruguay, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay. The airport is named in honor of Argentine aviator Jorge Newbery.

The Argentine Air Force Station located on the eastern end of the airport is where authorities normally board the Tango 01 presidential aircraft.

Newbery Airfield is roughly equal to Ezeiza International Airport (located 38 km (24 mi) to the south) in airline traffic among the nation's 33 airports, handling 93,346 aircraft movements in 2009 and serving 10,255,541 passengers in 2014 (one third of all scheduled air traffic in Argentina, the first Argentine airport to pass the 10 million passenger mark in history); it thus surpassed Ezeiza International in 2013 as the nation's busiest airport by passenger traffic.[4] In 2015, Aeroparque Jorge Newbery was again Argentina's busiest airport, having handled 11,052,861 passengers, relegating Ezeiza International Airport again to the second place, with 9,127,908 passengers handled.


The airport was originally proposed by Mayor Carlos Noël in 1925.[5] A number of feasibility studies and zoning disputes followed. In 1938, plans were submitted for an island airport connected via causeway to Avenida General Paz (then under construction).[6] A former wetland reclaimed in 1916 from the Río de la Plata and closer to downtown was selected instead, and the facility, designed by Aeronatics Secretariat engineer Víctor Acuña in 1945, was inaugurated in 1947 as Aeroparque 17 de Octubre (17 October Airfield).[7]

Aeroparque in 1962.

Initially served by a 1,000 m (3,300 ft) runway, it began operations in January 1948 as the main hub for domestic flights from Buenos Aires as well as flights to Uruguay. Its first terminal was completed in 1951, by which time the runway was extended to 1,550 m (5,090 ft).[8] The airport was renamed following the 1955 coup against President Juan Perón in honor of the pioneer of Argentine aviation, Jorge Newbery, and was re-inaugurated in 1960 following work that expanded its main runway to 2,070 m (6,790 ft) and added a new terminal.[7] The Argentine Air Force had a small base built near the eastern end of the airport in 1965;[9] it was at this site that President Isabel Perón was formally deposed by the military in the March 1976 coup.[10] A new terminal for national air carrier Aerolíneas Argentinas was inaugurated in 1981, expanding total terminal area to 30,000 m2 (320,000 sq ft).[8]

Plans to merge Newbery with Ezeiza International Airport in a new facility located on an artificial island were revived in 1996 by a commission headed by Congressman Álvaro Alsogaray, though these plans were ultimately dropped.[6] Its operations, like those of all the nation's public airports, were privatized in 1998 and transferred to Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 (part of the conglomerate owned by local businessman Eduardo Eurnekian).[8] The runway was further extended by 180 m (590 ft) in 2007,[11] and work began in 2009 to create greater distance between the nearby Rafael Obligado Coast Highway and the eastern end of the runway.[12] Routes were added in March 2010 to destinations in Brazil, Chile, and Paraguay.[13] Work began in 2011 on Terminals III and IV, totaling 35,000 m2 (380,000 sq ft).[14] These terminals were inaugurated in March 2014, effectively doubling the airport's passenger capacity.[15]

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Aerolíneas Argentinas Bahía Blanca, Catamarca, Comodoro Rivadavia, Córdoba, Corrientes, El Calafate, Esquel, Formosa, La Rioja, Mendoza, Neuquén, Posadas, Puerto Iguazú, Resistencia, Río Gallegos, Río Grande, Salta, San Carlos de Bariloche, San Martín de los Andes, San Salvador de Jujuy, San Juan (AR), Trelew, Tucumán, Ushuaia
Aerolíneas Argentinas Porto Alegre, Porto Seguro, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, Salvador da Bahía, Santa Cruz de la Sierra-Viru Viru, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo-Guarulhos
Seasonal: Florianópolis, Punta del Este
Aerolíneas Argentinas
operated by Austral Líneas Aéreas
Bahía Blanca, Catamarca, Comodoro Rivadavia, Córdoba, Corrientes, Formosa, Mar del Plata, Mendoza, Neuquén, Paraná, Posadas, Puerto Iguazú, Resistencia, Río Cuarto, Rosario, San Carlos de Bariloche, San Luis (AR), San Rafael, San Salvador de Jujuy, Santa Fe (AR), Santa Rosa, Santiago del Estero, Termas de Río Hondo, Trelew, Viedma
Aerolíneas Argentinas
operated by Austral Líneas Aéreas
Asunción, Curitiba-Afonso Pena, Montevideo, Punta del Este, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, São Paulo-Guarulhos
Seasonal: Florianópolis
Amaszonas Paraguay Asunción
Amaszonas Uruguay Montevideo
Seasonal: Punta del Este [16]
Andes Líneas Aéreas Comodoro Rivadavia, Córdoba, Mendoza, Puerto Iguazú,[17] Puerto Madryn, Salta, San Carlos de Bariloche,[18]San Salvador de Jujuy, Tucumán
Seasonal: Mar del Plata
Avianca Argentina Mar del Plata, Rosario
Gol Transportes Aéreos São Paulo-Guarulhos
LADE Comodoro Rivadavia, Mar del Plata, Neuquén, San Carlos de Bariloche
LATAM Argentina Bahía Blanca, Comodoro Rivadavia, Córdoba, El Calafate, Mendoza, Neuquén, Puerto Iguazú, Río Gallegos, Salta, San Carlos de Bariloche, San Juan (AR), Santiago de Chile, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Termas de Río Hondo,[19] Tucumán, Ushuaia
Seasonal: Malargüe
LATAM Brasil São Paulo-Guarulhos
LATAM Chile Santiago de Chile


Layout of Aeroparque Metropolitano Jorge Newbery
Southern Terminal
Air Force Base located east of the terminals
Traffic by calendar year. Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Passengers Change from previous year Aircraft operations Change from previous year Cargo
(metric tons)
Change from previous year
2000 6,187,563 Decrease 1.77% N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
2001 4,411,179 Decrease28.71% N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
2002 3,891,699 Decrease11.78% N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
2003 5,342,894 Increase37.29% N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
2004 5,245,923 Decrease 1.81% 84,844 N.A. 30,312 N.A.
2005 5,372,195 Increase 2.41% 77,742 Decrease 8.37% 26,415 Decrease12.86%
2006 5,289,074 Decrease 1.55% 79,223 Increase 1.91% 13,471 Decrease49.00%
2007 5,665,808 Increase 7.12% 81,340 Increase 2.67% 14,078 Increase 4.51%
2008 5,687,221 Increase 0.38% 85,793 Increase 5.47% 14,690 Increase 4.35%
2009 6,449,344 Increase13.40% 91,676 Increase 6.86% 13,700 Decrease 6.74%
2010 7,558,149 Increase17.19% 104,857 Increase14.38% 18,945 Increase38.28%
2011 8,250,971 Increase 9.17% N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
2012 8,849,465 Increase 7.25% N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
2013 9,552,504 Increase 7.94% N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
Source: Airports Council International: World Airport Traffic Report
(Years 2005-2010) and other sources.[4][5]

Accidents and incidents

See also


  1. ^ http://www.orsna.gob.ar/estadisticas/Estadistica_2016.pdf/
  2. ^ a b (in Spanish) "SABE AEROPARQUE JORGE NEWBERY" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 April 2009.  (1774 kB) at AIP Argentina
  3. ^ a b (in Spanish) Aeroparque Archived 26 November 2012 at Archive.is at Organismo Regulador del Sistema Nacional de Aeropuertos (ORSNA)
  4. ^ a b "Aumento del 4.4 por ciento en el tráfico de pasajeros en 2013". Aeropuertos Argentina 2000. 14 January 2014. Archived from the original on 2 April 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Aeroparque Jorge Newbery". Atlas Ambiental de Buenos Aires. 
  6. ^ a b "Aeroparque no se muda, aunque sí se modifica". La Nación. 14 April 2004. 
  7. ^ a b "Un moderno aeropuerto a 15 minutos del centro". Correo de la Tarde. 18 January 1960. Archived from the original on 18 April 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c Reznik, Constanza (2008). "Proyecto de graduación – Seguridad aeroportuaria" (PDF). Universidad de Palermo. 
  9. ^ "Fuerza Aérea: Guarniciones y unidades". Aeromilitaria Argentina. 
  10. ^ Lewis, Paul (2002). Guerrillas and Generals. University of North Carolina Press. p. 127. ISBN 0-275-97360-3. 
  11. ^ "Avanza con demoras el plan para ampliar la pista de Aeroparque". Clarín. 20 July 2007. 
  12. ^ "No avanza la extensión de la autopista Illia hacia el Norte". Clarín. 25 March 2010. 
  13. ^ "Ya operan desde Aeroparque los vuelos a países limítrofes". Los Andes. 15 March 2010. 
  14. ^ "Nuevas obras en el Aeroparque Jorge Newbery". Helport. 10 May 2011. 
  15. ^ "Cristina destacó la transformación del aeroparque "desde que se incremento la economía y el turismo". Telam. 26 March 2014. 
  16. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Amaszonas plans Buenos Aires – Punta del Este route from Dec 2016". 
  17. ^ "Traductor de Google". translate.google.com. 
  18. ^ "Traductor de Google". translate.google.com. 
  19. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "LATAM Argentina adds Termas de Rio Hondo flights from June 2017". 
  20. ^ Accident description for Vicking T-11 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 30 September 2017.
  21. ^ Accident description for Curtiss C-46 LV-FTO at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 30 September 2017.
  22. ^ Accident description for LV-GEB at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 30 September 2017.
  23. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 8 October 2009. 
  24. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident BAC One-Eleven 529FR LV-LOX Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP)". Aviation-safety.net. 1981-05-07. Retrieved 2017-09-30. 
  25. ^ Incident description for LV-VBY at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 4 January 2012.
  26. ^ Accident description at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 30 September 2017.

External links

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