Aeroparque Jorge Newbery

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Jorge Newbery Airfield

Aeroparque-Jorge Newbery Airport
Aeroparque Jorge Newberry-Overview (by Darío Crusafón).jpg
Airport typeMilitary / Public
OperatorAeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.
ServesBuenos Aires, Argentina
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL5 m / 18 ft
Coordinates34°33′32″S 058°24′59″W / 34.55889°S 58.41639°W / -34.55889; -58.41639Coordinates: 34°33′32″S 058°24′59″W / 34.55889°S 58.41639°W / -34.55889; -58.41639
AEP is located in Argentina
Location of airport in Argentina
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 2,100 6,890 Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Total passengers13,363,000
Sources: EANA[1] Argentine AIP[2] ORSNA[3]

Jorge Newbery Airfield (Spanish: Aeroparque "Jorge Newbery", IATA: AEP, ICAO: SABE) is an international airport 2 km (1.2 mi) northeast of downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina.[2] The airport covers an area of 138 hectares (341 acres) and is operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.[3] It is located along the Río de la Plata, in the Palermo neighbourhood, and serves as the main hub for domestic flights in Argentina. Since March 2019, the only international flights it serves are to Uruguay.


The airport was originally proposed by Mayor Carlos Noël in 1925.[4] A number of feasibility studies and zoning disputes followed. In 1938, plans were submitted for an island airport connected via causeway to Avenida General Paz (then under construction).[5] A former wetland reclaimed in 1916 from the Río de la Plata and closer to downtown was selected instead, and the facility, designed by Aeronatics Secretariat engineer Víctor Acuña in 1945, was inaugurated in 1947 as Aeroparque 17 de Octubre (17 October Airfield).[6]

Aeroparque in 1962.

Initially served by a 1,000 m (3,300 ft) runway, it began operations in January 1948 as the main hub for domestic flights from Buenos Aires as well as flights to Uruguay. Its first terminal was completed in 1951, by which time the runway was extended to 1,550 m (5,090 ft).[7] The airport was renamed following the 1955 coup against President Juan Perón in honor of the pioneer of Argentine aviation, Jorge Newbery, and was re-inaugurated in 1960 following work that expanded its main runway to 2,070 m (6,790 ft) and added a new terminal.[6] The Argentine Air Force had a small base built near the eastern end of the airport in 1965;[8] at this site, President Isabel Perón was formally deposed by the military in the March 1976 coup.[9] A new terminal for national air carrier Aerolíneas Argentinas was inaugurated in 1981, expanding total terminal area to 30,000 m2 (320,000 sq ft).[7]

AEP terminal

Plans to merge Newbery with Ezeiza International Airport in a new facility located on an artificial island were revived in 1996 by a commission headed by Congressman Álvaro Alsogaray, though these plans were ultimately dropped.[5] Its operations, like those of all the nation's public airports, were privatized in 1998 and transferred to Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 (part of the conglomerate owned by local businessman Eduardo Eurnekian).[7] The runway was further extended by 180 m (590 ft) in 2007,[10] and work began in 2009 to create greater distance between the nearby Rafael Obligado Coast Highway and the eastern end of the runway.[11] Routes were added in March 2010 to destinations in Brazil, Chile, and Paraguay.[12] Work began in 2011 on Terminals III and IV, totaling 35,000 m2 (380,000 sq ft).[13] These terminals were inaugurated in March 2014, effectively doubling the airport's passenger capacity.[14] However, a recent increase in the number of airlines and flights operating at the airport has brought it to the limit of its capacity. Thus, the government decided to move all international flights (with the exception of those to Uruguay) to Ezeiza Airport from 2019.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Aerolíneas Argentinas Bahía Blanca, Catamarca, Comodoro Rivadavia, Córdoba, Corrientes, El Calafate, Esquel, Formosa, La Rioja, Mendoza, Montevideo, Neuquén, Posadas, Puerto Iguazú, Resistencia, Río Gallegos, Río Grande, Salta, San Carlos de Bariloche, San Juan (AR), San Martín de los Andes, San Salvador de Jujuy, Trelew, Tucumán, Ushuaia
Seasonal: Punta del Este
Austral Líneas Aéreas Bahía Blanca, Catamarca, Comodoro Rivadavia, Córdoba, Corrientes, Formosa, Mar del Plata, Mendoza, Montevideo, Neuquén, Paraná, Posadas, Puerto Iguazú, Punta del Este, Resistencia, Río Cuarto, Rosario, San Carlos de Bariloche, San Luis (AR), San Rafael, San Salvador de Jujuy, Santa Fe (AR), Santa Rosa, Santiago del Estero, Termas de Río Hondo, Trelew, Viedma
Amaszonas Uruguay Montevideo
Andes Líneas Aéreas Comodoro Rivadavia, Puerto Iguazú,[15] Puerto Madryn, Salta, San Carlos de Bariloche,[16] San Salvador de Jujuy
Flyest Líneas Aereas Reconquista, Santa Fe (AR), Sunchales
JetSmart Argentina Mendoza,[17] Puerto Iguazú,[17] San Carlos de Bariloche[17]
Norwegian Air Argentina Córdoba, Mendoza, Neuquén, Puerto Iguazú, Salta, San Carlos de Bariloche, San Salvador de Jujuy, Ushuaia


Layout of Aeroparque Metropolitano Jorge Newbery
Southern Terminal
Air Force Base located east of the terminals
Traffic by calendar year. Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Passengers Change from previous year Aircraft operations Change from previous year Cargo
(metric tons)
Change from previous year
2000 6,187,563 Decrease 1.77% N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
2001 4,411,179 Decrease28.71% N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
2002 3,891,699 Decrease11.78% N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
2003 5,342,894 Increase37.29% N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
2004 5,245,923 Decrease 1.81% 84,844 N.A. 30,312 N.A.
2005 5,372,195 Increase 2.41% 77,742 Decrease 8.37% 26,415 Decrease12.86%
2006 5,289,074 Decrease 1.55% 79,223 Increase 1.91% 13,471 Decrease49.00%
2007 5,665,808 Increase 7.12% 81,340 Increase 2.67% 14,078 Increase 4.51%
2008 5,687,221 Increase 0.38% 85,793 Increase 5.47% 14,690 Increase 4.35%
2009 6,449,344 Increase13.40% 91,676 Increase 6.86% 13,700 Decrease 6.74%
2010 7,558,149 Increase17.19% 104,857 Increase14.38% 18,945 Increase38.28%
2011 8,250,971 Increase 9.17% N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
2012 8,849,465 Increase 7.25% N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
2013 9,552,504 Increase 7.94% N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
Source: Airports Council International: World Airport Traffic Report
(Years 2005-2010) and other sources.[18][4]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tablero 2017 Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (in Spanish) EANA.
  2. ^ a b "SABE AEROPARQUE JORGE NEWBERY" (PDF) (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 April 2009. (1774 kB) at AIP Argentina
  3. ^ a b (in Spanish) Aeroparque Archived 26 November 2012 at at Organismo Regulador del Sistema Nacional de Aeropuertos (ORSNA)
  4. ^ a b "Aeroparque Jorge Newbery". Atlas Ambiental de Buenos Aires. Archived from the original on 28 June 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Aeroparque no se muda, aunque sí se modifica". La Nación. 14 April 2004. Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Un moderno aeropuerto a 15 minutos del centro". Correo de la Tarde. 18 January 1960. Archived from the original on 18 April 2014.
  7. ^ a b c Reznik, Constanza (2008). "Proyecto de graduación – Seguridad aeroportuaria" (PDF). Universidad de Palermo. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 July 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Fuerza Aérea: Guarniciones y unidades". Aeromilitaria Argentina. Archived from the original on 22 May 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  9. ^ Lewis, Paul (2002). Guerrillas and Generals. University of North Carolina Press. p. 127. ISBN 0-275-97360-3.
  10. ^ "Avanza con demoras el plan para ampliar la pista de Aeroparque". Clarín. 20 July 2007. Archived from the original on 3 October 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  11. ^ "No avanza la extensión de la autopista Illia hacia el Norte". Clarín. 25 March 2010. Archived from the original on 3 October 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  12. ^ "Ya operan desde Aeroparque los vuelos a países limítrofes". Los Andes. 15 March 2010. Archived from the original on 22 May 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  13. ^ "Nuevas obras en el Aeroparque Jorge Newbery". Helport. 10 May 2011. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  14. ^ "Cristina destacó la transformación del aeroparque "desde que se incremento la economía y el turismo". Telam. 26 March 2014. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  15. ^ "Traductor de Google".
  16. ^ "Traductor de Google".
  17. ^ a b c
  18. ^ "Aumento del 4.4 por ciento en el tráfico de pasajeros en 2013". Aeropuertos Argentina 2000. 14 January 2014. Archived from the original on 2 April 2014.
  19. ^ Accident description for Vicking T-11 at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 30 September 2017.
  20. ^ Accident description for Curtiss C-46 LV-FTO at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 30 September 2017.
  21. ^ Accident description for LV-GEB at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 30 September 2017.
  22. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2009.
  23. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident BAC One-Eleven 529FR LV-LOX Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP)". 7 May 1981. Archived from the original on 21 August 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  24. ^ Incident description for LV-VBY at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 4 January 2012.
  25. ^ Accident description at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 30 September 2017.

External links[edit]

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