Ministro Pistarini Intl. Airport Guide - SAEZ

Ministro Pistarini International Airport - Guide

By @nicopizarro

Last updated: April 2021

Welcome to Argentina’s biggest airport! On this guide, you will find information about procedures, terminals, airlines in operation and more. It will be updated when needed. If you have questions, feel free to send me a PM.

With over 44 million habitants, Ezeiza Intl. Airport serves as the principal international airport for passengers and cargo. Last year, LATAM Argentina ceased operations on this airport, which led into an spontaneous traffic level decrease. This airport has an interesting layout having intersecting runways.

Runways Heading Size (ft) Surface Elevation ILS Equipped
11 111º 10800 x 196 Asphalt 66 ft Yes
17 172º 10227 x 147 Asphalt 66 ft No
29 291º 10800 x 196 Asphalt 66 ft No
35 352º 10227 x 147 Asphalt 66 ft Yes

Like Santiago de Chile, for some airlines, Buenos Aires is one of the largest flight on their destinations list. After LATAM Argentina left the country, Aerolineas Argentinas and JetSmart are now the leaders in the Argentinean aviation industry. Below, you can find the different airlines that operate in Ezeiza. (Information might be outdated due to pandemic)

International Airlines & Destinations

Europe & Africa
  • Aerolineas Argentinas (a330 - Madrid)
  • Iberia Airlines (a359 - Madrid)
  • British Airways (B789 - London // Sao Paulo)
  • Air Europa (B787 - Madrid)
  • Air France (B777 - Paris)
  • KLM (B789 - Amsterdam)
  • Alitalia (B777 - Rome)
  • Edelweiss Air (UNK - Zurich)
  • Level (a330 - Barcelone)
  • Turkish Airlines (B777 - Istanbul*)
  • Ethiopian Airlines (B777 - Addis Ababa*)
  • Lufthansa (B748 - Frankfurt)

(*) Non-direct flights.

North America
  • Aerolineas Argentinas (a330 - Cancún // Miami // New York // Orlando)
  • Aeromexico (B787 - Mexico City)
  • American Airlines (B787/777 - Dallas // Miami)
  • Delta Airlines (B777 - Atlanta)
  • United Airlines (B787 - Houston)

(*) Non-direct flights.

Central & South America
  • Aerolineas Argentinas (a330 - Bogotá // Punta Cana)
  • Avianca (B787 - Bogota)
  • Boliviana de Aviación (UNK - Viru Viru)
  • Copa Airlines (B737 - Tocumen)
  • GOL (B737 - Rio de Janeiro // Sao Paulo)
  • JetSmart (a320 - Santiago)
  • LATAM** (a320 - Sao Paulo // Santiago // Lima)
  • SKY Airline (a320 - Santiago)

(*) Non-direct flights.
(**) LATAM Chile, Brasil & Peru

National Airlines & Cargo

National Airlines
  • Aerolineas Argentinas (B737 - Bariloche // Comodoro Rivadavia // Santa Cruz // Puerto Iguazú // Jujuy // Mar del Plata // Mendoza // Neuquen // Salta // Posadas // Tucumán // Ushuaia)
  • JetSmart Argentina (a320 - Cordoba // Mendoza // Bariloche // Salta // Rosario // Neuquen // Puerto Iguazu)

(*) Non-direct flights.

  • Atlas Air (B747 - Santiago // Miami // Campinas // Lima)
  • FedEx Express (UNK - Campinas // Santiago)
  • LATAM Cargo (B76F/B77F - Asunción // Bogota // Campinas // Frankfurt // Miami // Santiago // Mexico City)
  • Lufthansa Cargo (B77F - Campinas // Dakar // Frankfurt)
  • Martinair (B747 - Aguadilla // Amsterdam // Bogota // London // Miami)
  • UPS (a33F - Miami // Campinas)

(*) Non-direct flights.

Ezeiza Airport, has got 3 terminals for passengers, along with some other aprons. It also has a large Cargo Area and some Maintenance and Private hangars. See the Infinite Flight airport diagram below.

Infinite Flight Terminal Map

Please note that some International Flights may be using National Flights gates due to availability.

Ministro Pistarini Intl. Airport uses runway 11 as its main runway. This is because meteorological conditions frequently favor this runway along with its size. Please note, that arrivals may exit the runway via runway 17/35; this is a real life procedure that can be used on Infinite Flight when cleared to do so.

About ground operations, to increase efficiency it’s recommended to use runways 17 and 11 for departures, and only 11 for arrivals. Using runway 17 for arrivals might be difficult as some aircraft will need to back taxi through the long runway.

Most commonly used STARs for runway 11 are: ASAD6A - GBE6A - PAGO6A - SNT6A - UGIM6B. All runways count with RNAV approaches.

You can find charts and more real life procedures HERE.

Not sure about Ezeiza yet?

I recommend watching this a320 landing on runway 11 at Ezeiza with 35 knots crosswind!

Crosswind Landing at Buenos Aires

None of the images used for this guide are of my property, credits to their respective owners. Please let me know if you have any doubts, I’ll be happy to help.

Other South American Airports Guides:

  • SKBO (El Dorado Intl. Airport)
  • SBGR (Sao Paulo-Guarulhos Intl. Airport)
  • SPJC (Jorge Chavez Intl. Airport)
  • SCEL (Arturo Merino Benitez Intl. Airport) - Coming soon

wow no rest??!!!

Haha, I’ve been working on these guides for some days :)

Lufthansa only uses the 747-8 to EZE. Before the 8 came into service they used the 400.
Lufthansa (UNK - Frankfurt)

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Thanks for the heads up! I’ll add it now :)

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no problem.

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I just found this guide, I’m going to start taking it into account to choose next flights. How nice it is to see that there is a community that takes ARG into account!

Glad you liked it!

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