The Ministro Pistarini International Airport is an international airport located in Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina. It is the country's largest international airport by number of passengers and is a hub for international flights from local airlines such as Aerolineas Argentinas and LAN Argentina. Covering 3,475 hectares or roughly 8,590 acres, the airport serves Buenos Aires, its metropolitan area, and other key cities in Argentina.
The airport has been operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A. since 1998, and is one of the best airports in the region, along with Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport and Jorge Chavez International Airport. It is also arguably the most important airport in the whole of Argentina, currently handling nine million passengers each year. This equates to more than 70 percent of the country's international air traffic, making Ezeiza Airport a particularly noteworthy transport hub within Latin America. Located 35 kilometres south-west of central Buenos Aires and within the Ezeiza region, the airport’s alternate name is Ezeiza Airport. The hub's airport code EZE is also derived from here.
Airlines that serve the destination include Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, Avianca, British Airways, Delta Airlines, Emirates, Iberia, and many others. Destinations and routes cover main international destinations in South America, Europe, North America, and Asia such as Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Cocahabamba, La Paz, Dubai, New York, Amsterdam, Miami, Frankfurt, Doha, Santiago de Chile, Houston, Istanbul, Lima, Panama City, Havana, Varadero, among others. Busiest international routes from the airport include Sao Paulo, Miami, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Chile, Lima, Madrid, Asuncion, Rome, Porto Alegre, and New York.
The Ministro Pistarini International Airport has three terminals named A, B, and C. Terminal A is the biggest terminal covering some 56.000 square metres, while Terminals B and C have 27.000 and 21.000 square miles respectively. Terminal A handles most international airlines, including Avianca, Boliviana de Aviacion, British Airways, Cubana de Aviacion, Emirates, Gol Transportes Aereos, iberia, among others. Terminal B was inaugurated in 2013 for use of Aerolineas Argentinas and KLM, while Terminal C was inaugurated in 2011 and is currently being used by Aerolineas Argentinas, Air France, and Alitalia. It is expected that more SkyTeam members will be moving their facilities in Terminal C. Meanwhile, some airlines, like American Airlines, Alitalia, and Air France, have services on two terminals.
Services and Facilities
The airport is complete with facilities for ease and enjoyment of passengers. Retail stores and gastronomy options are available within the terminals, while a duty-free shop can also be utilized by passengers who wish to bring gifts to their loved ones. Other facilities, such as the Aeropuertos VIP Club and special assistance for persons with decreased mobility are also available. Basic necessities such as banks and ATMs, washrooms, security checks and others, are complete and covered in the airport.
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