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Buenos Aires Ezeiza (EZE) Airport

Buenos Aires Ezeiza EZE Airport Overview

Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport EZE ('Aeropuerto Internacional de Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini') is Argentina’s most important airport, handling most of the country’s international flights. Buenos Aires City, and its Province by the same name, together account for nearly 50 percent of Argentina's total population (Buenos Aires and its suburbs alone account for 10 million inhabitants). It is managaged by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 (AA2000), which makes excellent passenger services their priority.

EZE Airport is located in the City of Ezeiza, in the Province of Buenos Aires, and is 22 km southwest of the capital city of Buenos Aires, accessible via motorway AU1 (25 de Mayo - also known the Ricchieri Highway). 

With two long runways and nearly 9 million passengers a year, Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport is hub to Aerolineas Argentinas, LAN Argentina & SkyTeam members, and is also served by many international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.

The new Holiday Inn Buenos Aires-Ezeiza Airport hotel (tel. 1 888 465 4329) - though not officially on-airport ground - is the closest hotel, situated at  major highways, and offering many services aimed at the business traveler.

The 24-hour Airport information line
is (011) 5480 6111
The Tourist nformation desk is in both Terminals A  B, Arrivals, and at baggage reclaim of Terminal B.

Buenos Aires Ezeisa Airport has a main passenger terminal with integrated services and is divided into connected 'Terminals' A, B & a new Terminal C.  While the ground level (planta baja) serves as Arrivals and Check-in area and allows for access to carparks A & B - elevators at  Sectors A or B take you up to the first level (planta alta), which is the departure level with its airline gates.   Terminal C has its own parking lot.
International Arrivals at Ezeisa Airport: Unless you are an Argentine passport holder, you need to go through the separate line for passport check, then proceed to the baggage carousel to get your bags, go through customs check, and exit the terminal or proceed to your connecting flight.
International Airlines currently serving Ezeisa Airport:  Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Class, Air Europe, Air France, Alitalia, American, Avianca, Boliviana, BQB Lineas Areas, British, Conviasa, Copa, Cubana, Delta, Emirates, Gol, Iberia, KLM, Lade, LAN, Lufthansa, Martinair, Qatar, Sky Airline, Sol Lineas, South African (only until March 2014), Swiss, TACA, TAM, TAME, Turkish  United.
Terminal A is to the left at both levels of TA/TB. 
Terminal B, opened March 2013, offers more services, security and technology, as well as:  five boarding bridges, 28,795 square meters of space, 20 check-in counters, 33 airlines, VIP rooms, six lounges on level 3 with walkways for transfer passengers; a new food patio, food & retail concessions, and 376 added parking spaces.  A new Aeropark was added late 2013.  Upon total completion of  the new Terminal B (assumed to be during 2014)  is to accommodate up to 13 million passengers a year, have 21 airbridges, process 4,000 passengers at peak hours, and 4,800 parking spaces.
The gate area of both terminals includes gates 2 - 13.
Terminal C opened in 2011 and houses airlines currently serving smaller regional airlines.

Lounges at ECE Airport:
1. The Aeropuertos VIP Club (tel. +54 11 548-2064) offers exclusive parking spaces, check-in & immigration assistance, porter services, duty-free shop, and a business center with workstations, internet access telephones and fax machines.
2. VIP Lounges - tel: (011) 5480 2588 (for business-class passengers of various airlines and club members only) are located on (a) the Departures level (level 1) of Terminal B, post-security; and (b) the Arrivals level (ground level) of Terminal A, post-security.
3. The American Express Centurion Lounge is available to all American Express credit card holders.
4. The SkyPriority Lounge is open to members Aerolineas Plus Platino, SkyTeam Elite Plus, and to Club Condor & First & Business Class customers.

Parking option at Ezeisa International: Parking can now be accessed directly from Ricchieri Highway. Parking at present is available in the multi-story garage across from Terminal  A (height restriction 1.9 meters) or in the open-air parking lot across from Terminal B. The first 15 minutes of parking are free.

Rental car counters for a number of agencies are in Sector A of the terminal's arrivals level.

Present and Future Airport Developments: 
While 'new' Terminal B opened in March 2013, it is apparently still being upgraded.
Work on a new terminal for smaller aircraft started in October 2013.  This terminal with an area of 700 sq.meters will have separate access from Avenida Teniente Gen. Morillas (the Chivatos Industrial Sector). No completion date is yet available.

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