Ministro Pistarini International Airport

Coordinates: 34°49′20″S 58°32′09″W / 34.82222°S 58.53583°W / -34.82222; -58.53583
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Ministro Pistarini
International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional Ministro Pistarini
Aeropuerto Internacional de Ezeiza
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorAeropuertos Argentina 2000
ServesBuenos Aires metropolitan area
LocationEzeiza, Argentina
Opened30 April 1949; 75 years ago (1949-04-30)
Hub for
Time zoneArgentina Standard Time (UTC−03:00)
Elevation AMSL21 m / 67 ft
Coordinates34°49′20″S 58°32′09″W / 34.82222°S 58.53583°W / -34.82222; -58.53583
EZE is located in Greater Buenos Aires
Location in greater Buenos Aires
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 3,300 10,828 Asphalt
17/35 3,105 10,187 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 8.5%
Sources: AIP,[2] EANA,[3] ORSNA,[4][5] WorldAeroData,[6] Empresa Argentina de Navegación Aérea statistics for 2018[7]

Ministro Pistarini International Airport or also called as Ezeiza International Airport is an airport in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Its IATA code is EZE and ICAO code is SAEZ.

It is the direct entrance of long-distance international flights to the country, since the domestic and regional connections operate mostly from the Jorge Newbery Airport, which makes it the largest and most modern air terminal in Argentina. It recently received a rating of over 8 points out of 10 in the 2019 AirHelp Score, earning it 20th place in this ranking.

It is currently the base of operations for Aerolíneas Argentinas internationally. It is also the headquarters of the Ezeiza Naval Air Station of the Argentine Navy.

Opened in 1949, it was for three years the largest air base in the world. It operates with several airlines. Given its geographical location and market size, an important part of its flights have stopovers in Santiago, São Paulo and Lima.

Here are some of North American carriers that currently serve Ministro Pistarini:

Extensions[change | change source]

Modernization 2017-Current[change | change source]

In January 2017, the Minister of the Interior, Rogelio Frigerio, presented the Advance Passenger Information system that speeds up immigration procedures and obtains accurate information on the criminal record of passengers entering the country.

In March 2018, the Argentine government presented a $15 billion investment plan to transform the Ezeiza International Airport.

Statistics[change | change source]

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 Increase14.34% 62,048 Increase 6.10% 177,358 Increase 1.41%
2006 6,867,596 Increase 7.88% 63,693 Increase 2.65% 187,415 Increase 5.67%
2007 7,487,779 Increase 9.03% 70,576 Increase10.81% 204,909 Increase 9.33%
2008 8,012,794 Increase 7.01% 71,037 Increase 0.65% 205,506 Increase 0.29%
2009 7,910,048 Decrease 1.28% 67,488 Decrease 5.00% 162,806 Decrease20.78%
2010 8,786,807 Increase11.08% 65,063 Decrease 3.59% 212,890 Increase30.96%
Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Statistics
(Years 2005–2010)
Busiest international routes from and to Ezeiza (2017)[8]
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 City 329,000
10 Panama City, Panama 275,000

Infrastructure[change | change source]

Hangar 5 of Aerolíneas Argentinas
  • Track area: 483,897 m²
  • Taxiway area: 298,720 m²
  • Platforms: 515,900 m²
  • Maintenance area: 15,000 m²
  • Hangars: 5
  • Landing and take-off runways: 2
  • Telescopic sleeves: 20
  • Remote positions: 25

The airport has the capacity to serve the Airbus A380 superjumbo in hangar 5.

References[change | change source]

  1. Oakley, T. (November 1993). "Instrument and Observing Methods – Report No. 56". World Meteorological Organization. p. 14. Archived from the original on 20 November 2021. {{cite web}}: |archive-date= / |archive-url= timestamp mismatch; 21 November 2021 suggested (help)
  2. "SAEZ/Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini fact sheet" (PDF) (in Spanish). AIP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 February 2012.
  3. Tablero 2017 Aeropuerto Internacional Ministro Pistarini Archived 31 March 2019 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish) EANA.
  4. Movimiento operacional de los aeropuertos del Sistema Nacional (TOTAL 2017) [permanent dead link] (in Spanish) ORSNA.
  5. "Aeropuerto Internacional de Ezeiza "Ministro Pistarini"" [Ezeiza "Ministro Pistarini" International Airport] (in Spanish). Organismo Regulador del Sistema Nacional de Aeropuertos (ORSNA). Archived from the original on 10 March 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  6. "Airport information for Ministro Pistarini Airport". World Aero Data. Archived from the original on 2019-03-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link) Data current as of October 2006.
  7. "Tablero 2018 Aeropuerto Internacional Ministro Pistarini" (PDF) (in Spanish). Empresa Argentina de Navegación Aérea (EANA). Archived (PDF) from the original on 12 January 2019. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  8. "Anuario Estadístico 2017" [Statistical Yearbook 2017] (PDF) (in Spanish). Argentine Ministry of Transport. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2018. Retrieved 30 September 2019.

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