Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini Airport

Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini – Argentina’s Prime Gateway

Ministro Pistarini International Airport, which is also known as Ezeiza International Airport, is one the primary gateway to Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina on South America. It is one of the major international airports in the country and is located at a distance of 22 km from the city center. Owned by Minister of Federal Planning and Public Utilities and operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, the airport is at an elevation of 21 meters above sea level and has 2 asphalt runways measuring 3,300 meters and 3,105 meters each. Serving as hub for Aerolíneas Argentinas and LAN Argentina, the airport manages 85% of the total passengers that come to Argentina. In the year 2014, the airport managed 8,600,877 passengers, making it the country's largest international airport. The airport has 3 passengers and 1 cargo terminal with a capacity to serve over 8 million travelers each year.


Construction of the airport began on 22 December 1945 and it was designed by Argentine technicians. The airport was named after Juan Pistarini, who was Minister of Public Works. When the airport was inaugurated, it was the third largest airport in the world. Civil services from the airport began in 1946 and the first flight was scheduled to London Heathrow Airport. The airport is infamous for being close to the Ezeiza massacre in 1973. The airport has been constantly renovated and expanded to accommodate more and more passengers. The airport got a new terminal in December 2011 and another in March 2013.


Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Air New Zealand, American Airlines, Boliviana de Aviación, British Airways, Cubana de Aviación, Gol Transportes Aéreos, Qatar Airways, TAM Airlines Paraguay and Turkish Airlines are among the major airlines companies that operate passenger flights to and from the airport. Air Class, Aerovip Cargo, Atlas Air, Centurion Air Cargo, Cielos Airlines, FedEx Express, Florida West International Airways, LAN Cargo, Lufthansa Cargo, MasAir, Martinair Cargo and UPS Airlines are the cargo airlines operating from Ezeiza International Airport.


The Ezeiza International Airport has few awards and honors to its credit.

·         Third Best Airport in the Region by Skytrax in 2010

·         2007 Best Airport in the Region by Skytrax

Routes and Destinations

Sao Paulo, Santiago, Miami, Rio de Janeiro, Lima, Madrid, Asuncion, Rome, Port Alegre, New York, Mexico, Istanbul, Frankfurt, Havana, Auckland, London, Dubai and Amsterdam are the major international destinations which are currently directly connected with Ezeiza International Airport.

Why Fly Through This Airport

How to Check-in

Travelling from Buenos Aires Airport has multiple options of check-in.  Most of the airline provides the provision of online as well as mobile check-in, which can be done 24 hours to 3 hours before departure of flight. Print your boarding pass after check-in to skip the long queue at the airport. At the airport, passengers can check-in at the counter, which generally opens 3 hours before departure of international flight and 2 hours before schedule departure of domestic flight. Check with your airline if they provide option of self-check-in or curbside check-in.

Baggage Allowance

The amount of luggage and piece of bags you can are allotted depends on the airline you are travelling with and each airline operating from Buenos Aires Airport might have a different policy regarding the same. As a norm, followed by most of the airports around the world, passengers are not allowed to check-in a bag which is more than 32 kg in weight and bag which exceeds 115 cm in dimension is not allowed to be carried as cabin luggage. If you are travelling with excess baggage, then you can pre pay for your luggage online (offered by most of the airlines) or pay the excess fee at the airport.


Pre selection of seat allows the passengers to book their preferred seat in advance, and this service can be availed by paying a small fee. This service is available with most of the airline and can be done online. Book the window seat of you want to bask in the scenic views of the city from the sky. If you do not wish to pay anything extra for the seat of your choice then you can try your luck by arriving at the airport early and requesting for your preferred seat during counter check-in. However, at the airport airlines do not promise seat as they are subject to availability.

Booking Fee

While online booking is the most convenient way to make a flight reservation (a small service fee is charges), tickets can also be booked from the airline counter at the airport or from the office of the airline in your city. Policies of an airline in case of cancellation or modification can be different from another; hence it is advisable that in such cases, speak to the airline directly. 

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 Airport Contact Details

Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini Airport

Terminal A,
B1802 EZE Buenos Aires,

Tel:+54 (0)11 44802500
Fax:+54 (0)11 44802543


 Location Details

Longitude:58° 32' 2'' W
Latitude:34° 49' 12'' S

 Airport Location

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