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 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.

Important Contacts:
Airport Security Police +54 11 4480-9590 / 9592 ; e-mail: info@psa.gov.ar, or visit :psa.gov.ar
National Immigration +54 11 5480-9514, or visit (www) migraciones.gov.ar/accesible/
National Customs tel. 0800 999-2347 or +5411 4480-6486
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.

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.
For international departures you are requested to arrive at the Airport 3 hours prior to scheduled flight

Buenos Aires Ezeisa Airport has a main passenger terminal with integrated services and is divided into connected 'Terminals' A, B & 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, Swiss, TACA, TAM, TAME, Turkish  United.
Terminal A with gates A2-10 is to the left at both levels of TA/TB  and shares gate area with Terminal B
Terminal B - opened March 2013 with gates B11-13 - shares gate area with Terminal A. It 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)  TB 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.
Terminal C - opened in 2011 and referred to as the "Mercedes Sosa" terminal - is apparently the exclusive Aerlineas Argentinas terminal. Like new Terminal B, it offers  with the newest in technology & security features. TC's  total area covers 145,000 sq.meters (the terminal itself uses 21,000 sq.meters) and can accommodate 13 million passengers & 90,000 operations a year. The terminal has 21 telescopic bridges, 20 check-in counters, 12 immigration lanes, 600 seats in pre-boarding area, is able to process 4,000 passengers per hour, and provides for 4,800 parking spaces.
Aerolineas Argentinas
is using all its domestic & international boarding operations & all of its domestic landing operations from Terminal C.

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.
5. The Star Alliance lounge

Parking at either the multi-story garage across from Terminal  A, the open-air parking lot across from Terminal B, or the parking garage across from Terminal C.
Rental car counters for a number of agencies are in Sector A of the terminal's arrivals level.

Transfer to Jorge Newbery Airport:
'Manuel Tienda Leon' buses (its reservation booths at Arrivals hall), departs every 30 minutes and takes 50 minutes.

Present and Future Airport Developments: 
Work on a new terminal with an area of 700 sq.meters, intended for smaller aircraft, started in October 2013.  This terminal  will have separate access from Avenida Teniente Gen. Morillas (the Chivatos Industrial Sector).

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