Ingeniero Aeronáutico Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International Airport
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|Ingeniero Aeronáutico Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Córdoba "Ingeniero Aeronáutico Ambrosio L.V. Taravella"
|IATA: COR – ICAO: SACO
– WMO: 87344
|Operator||Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.|
|Location||Córdoba, Córdoba Province, Argentina|
|Elevation AMSL||489 m / 1,604 ft|
|Website||Aeropuertos Argentina 2000|
Ingeniero Aeronáutico Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Cordoba "Ingeniero Aeronáutico Ambrosio L.V. Taravella") (IATA: COR, ICAO: SACO), more commonly known as Pajas Blancas, is located 9 km (5.6 mi) north-northwest away from the center of Córdoba, the capital city of the Córdoba Province. The airport covers an area of 1,020 ha (2,520 acres) and is operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.
The airport had been a jetport for a long time,[clarification needed] but it had been lacking the size to receive larger numbers of passengers until Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, a private company that operates several airports in Argentina, decided to give internal Argentine airports more money so that they could expand and lure more airlines. Up until that moment, the Taravella airport, which was named after an architect, only had one story and one terminal.
The construction of a second and third floor began in 2000, designed by prominent local architect Mario Roberto Álvarez; by 2002, it was finished and Aerolíneas Argentinas decided to make the Taravella airport a hub for domestic flights.
The airport is equipped with the necessary lights to have night air traffic, but pilots flying there, especially pilots of light aircraft, are recommended to look out for birds, as there is quite a substantial number of them[clarification needed] inhabiting the areas nearby.
Airlines and destinations
|Aerolíneas Argentinas||Buenos Aires–Aeroparque, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Cómodoro Rivadavia, El Calafate, Mendoza, Neuquén, Porto Seguro (Begins 9 septiember 2016),  Río Gallegos, Rosario, San Carlos de Bariloche, Tucumán
operated by Austral Líneas Aéreas
|Buenos Aires–Aeroparque, Cómodoro Rivadavia, Puerto Iguazú, Mendoza, Neuquén, Resistencia (Begins 7 September 2016), Río Cuarto (Begins 2 September 2016), Río Gallegos, Rosario, Salta, San Salvador de Jujuy, Tucumán, Ushuaia|
|Air Europa||Asunción (begins 18 December 2016), Madrid (begins 18 December 2016)|
|Copa Airlines||Panama City–Tocumen|
|Gol Transportes Aéreos||Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, São Paulo–Guarulhos|
|LATAM Argentina||Buenos Aires–Aeroparque|
|LATAM Brasil||São Paulo–Guarulhos|
|LATAM Chile||Santiago de Chile|
|Sky Airline||Santiago de Chile|
|Passengers||Change from previous year||Aircraft operations||Change from previous year||Cargo
|Change from previous year|
|Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Statistics
- (Spanish) PDF (846 KB) at AIP Argentina
- (Spanish) Aeropuerto Internacional de Cordoba "Ing. Aeronáutico Ambrosio Taravella" – Pajas Blancas at Organismo Regulador del Sistema Nacional de Aeropuertos (ORSNA)
- AR presents direct flight from Cordoba to Porto Seguro
- "Aerolíneas Argentinas Expands the oil broker". Crónica. 10 April 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
- AR increases domestic flights
- "Córdoba and Tucumán, united again by Aerolíneas Argentinas" (in Spanish). AeropuertosArg.com.ar. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- AR overtaking flights
- L, J (2 May 2016). "Air Europa comenzará a volar a la ciudad argentina de Córdoba el próximo 18 de diciembre" (PDF) (in Spanish). Air Europa. Retrieved 2 May 2016.