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Ministro Pistarini International Airport
Ministro Pistarini International Airport
(Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Ministro Pistarini) (IATA: EZE, ICAO: SAEZ), known as Ezeiza International Airport owing to its location in the Ezeiza Partido in Greater Buenos Aires, is an international airport 22 kilometres (14 mi) south-southwest of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires,[2] the capital city of Argentina. It is the country's largest international airport by number of passengers handled—85% of international traffic[3]—and is a hub for international flights of Aerolíneas Argentinas
Aerolíneas Argentinas
and LATAM Argentina. Aerolíneas Argentinas
Aerolíneas Argentinas
and its subsidiary Austral Líneas Aereas do operate limited domestic or cabotaje air service from Pistarini Airport as well. Covering 3,475 hectares[3] (13.42 sq mi; 8,590 acres), the airport serves Buenos Aires and its metropolitan area. It has been operated by Aeropuertos Argentina
Argentina
2000 S.A. since 1998.[2][6][7] Ministro Pistarini Airport was voted "2007 best airport in the region" following a survey carried out by Skytrax.[8] It dropped to third place in 2010, behind Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport and Jorge Chávez International Airport.[9]

Contents

1 History 2 Access 3 Operations 4 Airlines and destinations

4.1 Passenger 4.2 Cargo

5 Statistics 6 Accidents and incidents

6.1 Accidents involving fatalities

7 See also 8 References 9 External links

History[edit] The airport was named after the general and politician Juan Pistarini (1882–1956).[citation needed] He, as Minister of Public Works, placed the cornerstone of the project on 22 December 1945.[10] It was designed and erected by Argentine technicians,[11] Its construction was one of the major projects in the five-year plan of the first presidency of Juan Perón.[11] When it opened, it was the third-largest airport in the world.[12] The first civil flight from the then new London
London
Heathrow Airport, a BSAA Avro Lancastrian, flew to Ministro Pistarini International Airport in 1946.[citation needed] A 1949 diagram[13] shows three runways crossing at 60-degree angles: 9,353 ft runway 10/28, 7,220 ft 4/22 and 6,892 ft 16/34. In 1997, RWY 05/23 was closed and it is now used for parking large aircraft (such as the Airbus A340
Airbus A340
or Boeing 747). The Ezeiza massacre
Ezeiza massacre
took place near the airport in 1973.[14][15] Access[edit]

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The airport is about 22 km from Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
city. Road access is by the Riccheri Highway. There is no direct rail link between the airport and the city; while there is a railway station in the nearby town of Ezeiza, with local buses connecting the town to the airport, this is not a usual route. Travel between the airport and anywhere in the Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
region can be undertaken by city taxi, or limousine (remise in Spanish), and there are airport shuttle buses operating a non-stop service between the airport and certain locations in central Buenos Aires. Public transport
Public transport
buses to various destinations are also available. Operations[edit] Since December 2012, citizens from countries requiring an entry visa for Argentine nationals – including Australia and Canada – are charged a "reciprocity fee" to enter Argentina, equivalent to the price the countries charge Argentine citizens for a visa.[16][17] Until December 2012 (2012-12)[16] the tax was collected, in Argentine pesos or US dollars, at the airport;[17] since then, the tax must be paid in advance online from the country of origin.[16] As of August 23, 2016, the Argentine Government (Presidential Decree No. 959/2016[18]) has resolved to suspend the collection of the reciprocity fee from US passport holders who visit the country for less than 90 days, for tourist or business purposes.[19] In October 2012 Ezeiza Airport recorded the highest annual traffic growth of all the airports operated by Aeropuertos Argentina
Argentina
2000.[20] For this month, the airport handled 767,824 passengers, a 10.9% increase compared to the previous October; the volume of international and domestic traffic for October 2012 increased 8.7% and 108.3%, respectively, year-on-year.[21] Overall, 2012 traffic figures for the airport indicated a 7.3% increase over the previous year.[22] Figures for July 2013 showed that the airport handled 688,397 passengers, an 8.9% decrease over the previous year.[23] Airlines and destinations[edit]

Terminal B

Terminal C was inaugurated in July 2011;[24] as of December 2011[update], its facilities were in use by Aerolíneas Argentinas, Air France, and Alitalia
Alitalia
for their operations.[25][26][27] More SkyTeam
SkyTeam
members were expected to move their operations to the terminal.[28] In March 2013 terminal B, with an area of 28,795 square metres (309,950 sq ft), was inaugurated, for use by Aerolíneas Argentinas
Aerolíneas Argentinas
and KLM.[29][30] Qantas
Qantas
withdrew its service to the airport in favour of Santiago de Chile
Chile
in March 2012;[31][32] flights to Ezeiza Airport had begun in November 2008.[33] This followed Malaysia Airlines' termination of its Boeing 747-served Kuala Lumpur–Cape Town– Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
route in early 2012 to cut costs.[34] South African Airways
South African Airways
discontinued its Johannesburg– Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
service in March 2014.[35][36] In June 2010 (2010-06), Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways
launched direct flights between the airport and Doha.[37][38] After a ten-year gap,[39] KLM
KLM
resumed operations at the airport in October 2011.[40] Emirates launched services to the airport in January 2012 (2012-01),[41] and Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines
extended its Istanbul– São Paulo
São Paulo
service to end at Ezeiza in December the same year.[42] Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand
started non-stop flights between the airport and Auckland
Auckland
in December 2015.[43] Passenger[edit]

Airline operations at the airport

An Aerolíneas Argentinas
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Airbus A340
Airbus A340
at the airport in february 2017.

Iberia operates services to Madrid.

As of October 2014[update], American Airlines
American Airlines
links the airport with three destinations in the United States.[44]

Varig
Varig
used to have important-standing operations in the airport. Presently, the brand is owned by Gol Transportes Aéreos, and links the airport with a number of Brazilian cities.

An Alitalia
Alitalia
Boeing 777-200ER
Boeing 777-200ER
at the airport in 2006.

A British Airways
British Airways
Boeing 777-200ER
Boeing 777-200ER
at the airport.

Airlines Destinations

Aerolíneas Argentinas Bariloche, Bogotá, Cancún, El Calafate, Lima, Madrid, Miami, New York–JFK, Porto Seguro, Punta Cana, Puerto Iguazú, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, Rome–Fiumicino, Salta, Salvador da Bahia, Santa Cruz de la Sierra-Viru Viru, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo–Guarulhos, Ushuaia

Aerolíneas Argentinas operated by Austral Líneas Aéreas Asunción, Bahía Blanca, Comodoro Rivadavia, Córdoba, Mar del Plata, Mendoza, Puerto Iguazú, Río Gallegos, Rosario, São Paulo–Guarulhos, Trelew, Ushuaia

Aeroméxico Mexico City

Air Canada Santiago de Chile
Santiago de Chile
(ends 30 April 2018),[45] Toronto–Pearson

Air Europa Madrid

Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle

Air New Zealand Auckland

Alitalia Rome–Fiumicino

American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles (begins 19 December 2018),[46] Miami, New York–JFK

Avianca Bogotá

Avianca
Avianca
Perú Lima

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras Belo Horizonte–Confins

Boliviana de Aviación Cochabamba, La Paz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra–Viru Viru

British Airways London–Heathrow

Copa Airlines Panama
Panama
City–Tocumen

Cubana de Aviación Cayo Coco, Havana

Delta Air Lines Atlanta

Edelweiss Air Zurich (begins 7 November 2018)[47]

Emirates Dubai–International, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão

Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, São Paulo–Guarulhos[48][49]

Gol Transportes Aéreos Aracaju, Belo Horizonte–Confins, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, João Pessoa, Maceió, Manaus, Natal, Porto Seguro, Recife, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, Salvador da Bahia, São Paulo–Guarulhos

Iberia Madrid

KLM Amsterdam, Santiago de Chile

LATAM Argentina Lima, Miami

LATAM Brasil Brasília, Recife, São Paulo–Guarulhos

LATAM Chile New York–JFK, Santiago de Chile

LATAM Ecuador Quito, Lima

LATAM Paraguay Asunción, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão

LATAM Perú Lima

Level Barcelona

Lufthansa Frankfurt

Norwegian Air Shuttle operated by Norwegian Air UK London–Gatwick

Qatar Airways Doha, São Paulo–Guarulhos

Sky Airline Santiago de Chile

Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk, São Paulo–Guarulhos

United Airlines Houston–Intercontinental, Newark

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations

Air Class Montevideo

Aerovip Cargo Montevideo, Punta del Este

Atlas Air Santiago, Miami, Campinas, Lima

Centurion Air Cargo Miami

Cielos Airlines Lima

FedEx Express Campinas, Santiago

Florida West International Airways Bogotá, Miami

LATAM Cargo
LATAM Cargo
Chile Asunción, Bogotá, Campinas, Frankfurt, Miami, Santiago

LATAM Cargo
LATAM Cargo
México Mexico City

Lufthansa
Lufthansa
Cargo Campinas, Dakar–Senghor, Frankfurt

Martinair Aguadilla, Amsterdam, Bogotá, London-Stansted

UPS Airlines Miami, Campinas

Statistics[edit]

Traffic by calendar year. Official ACI Statistics

Passengers Change from previous year Aircraft operations Change from previous year Cargo (metric tons) Change from previous year

2005 6,365,989 14.34% 62,048 6.10% 177,358 1.41%

2006 6,867,596 7.88% 63,693 2.65% 187,415 5.67%

2007 7,487,779 9.03% 70,576 10.81% 204,909 9.33%

2008 8,012,794 7.01% 71,037 0.65% 205,506 0.29%

2009 7,910,048 1.28% 67,488 5.00% 162,806 20.78%

2010 8,786,807 11.08% 65,063 3.59% 212,890 30.96%

Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Statistics (Years 2005–2010)

Busiest international routes from and to Ezeiza (2017)[50]

Rank City Passengers

1 Santiago, Chile 1,130,000

2 Miami, USA 1,001,000

3 Lima, Peru 896,000

4 Madrid, Spain 815,000

5 São Paulo, Brazil 739,000

6 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 654,000

7 Bogotá, Colombia 372,000

8 Rome, Italy 332,000

9 New York, USA 329,000

10 Panama
Panama
City, Panama 275,000

Accidents and incidents[edit] As of August 2011[update], Aviation Safety Network records 30 accidents/incidents for aircraft that departed from the airport or had it as a destination.[51] The list below provides a summary of only fatal events that took place at or in the vicinity of the airport. Accidents involving fatalities[edit]

23 October 1996: Fuerza Aérea Argentina
Argentina
Flight 5025, a Boeing 707-320C, registration LV-LGP, was operating a cargo service when it struck the ground short of the runway on final approach to Ezeiza inbound from Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, broke up, and burst into flames. Two occupants of the aircraft lost their lives.[52][53] 26 October 2003: CATA Línea Aérea Flight 760, a Fairchild FH-227B, tail number LV-MGV, was operating a nonscheduled Ezeiza–Camba Puntá Airport freighter service when it encountered technical difficulties shortly after takeoff from Ezeiza Airport. The aircraft attempted a belly landing on a nearby golf course. The aircraft skidded some 200 m before hitting a tree and bursting into flames. All five occupants of the aircraft perished in the accident.[54][55]

See also[edit]

Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
portal Aviation portal

List of airports in Argentina Transport in Argentina

References[edit]

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