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Buenos Aires International Airport Information

Named after the 20th century general and politician Juan Pistarini, Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport is more commonly known as Ezeiza International Airport because it is located at Ezeiza, a town 14 miles from Buenos Aires.

When construction was finished in 1949, it was the largest airport in South America and the third largest airport in the world. However, planes had been landing there for some time, including the first civilian flight from London's Heathrow Airport in 1946. It had three cross-runways then, forming a triangular shape. Today, only two runways are used, with the third runway, which closed in 1997, now used for cleaning and refueling large planes.

The remaining runways are each just over two miles long, sitting on more than 8,500 acres. Airport facilities also include three terminals: A, B, and C, all within walking distance of each other. Terminal C is the newest, which opened in 2011, and is used by Aereolineas Argentina as well as other major international carriers. International flights operate from all the terminals, however, with the most flying to/from Terminal A, as it is the largest. More than 30 airlines, including both passenger and cargo use EZE, as it is known in airport code.

For passengers needing to use their laptops, Internet service is available at Terminal A departures area and Terminal B arrivals. Internet access is free in Terminal C.

While flight times from the United States are long - up to 11 hours - the time difference is only one to three hours, making jet lag less of a problem than flights to Asia or Europe for Americans.

Nationwide, 22.7 million passengers passed through the 33 airports operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 in 2011, with this airport accounting for approximately nine million passengers alone.

Travelers arriving by motor vehicles will find thousands of parking spaces available, including a parking garage and an open air lot. Some 2,500 spaces were added with the Terminal C construction project. The airport does not separate short- from long-term parking areas.

Travelers from some countries, including the United States and Canada, do not need visas to enter Argentina, but a "reciprocity tax" will be collected. This is the same amount that these countries charge for visas for Argentine citizens to enter them.

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