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"
WMO: 87344
Airport type Public
Operator Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.
Serves Córdoba
Location Córdoba, Córdoba Province, Argentina
Elevation AMSL 489 m / 1,604 ft
Coordinates 31°18′36″S 64°12′30″W / 31.31000°S 64.20833°W / -31.31000; -64.20833Coordinates: 31°18′36″S 64°12′30″W / 31.31000°S 64.20833°W / -31.31000; -64.20833
Website Aeropuertos Argentina 2000
COR is located in Argentina
Location of the airport in Argentina
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 3,200 10,498 Asphalt
05/23 2,280 7,480 Concrete
Statistics (2014)
Total passengers 1.673.266 [1]
Sources: Argentinian AIP,[2] ORSNA[3]

Ingeniero Aeronáutico Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Cordoba "Ingeniero Aeronáutico Ambrosio L.V. Taravella") (IATA: CORICAO: SACO), more commonly known as Pajas Blancas, is located 9 km (5.6 mi) north-northwest[2] 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.[2][3]


Check-in area

Cordoba is currently[when?] Argentina's third-largest airport, after Ministro Pistarini International Airport and Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, both of which are located in Buenos Aires.

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[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires–Aeroparque, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Cómodoro Rivadavia, El Calafate, Mendoza, Neuquén, Porto Seguro, Río Gallegos,[4] Rosario, San Carlos de Bariloche, Tucumán
Seasonal: Cancún
Aerolíneas Argentinas
operated by Austral Líneas Aéreas
Buenos Aires–Aeroparque, Cómodoro Rivadavia, Puerto Iguazú, Mendoza, Neuquén, Resistencia,[5] Río Cuarto, Río Gallegos, Rosario,[6] Salta, San Salvador de Jujuy, Tucumán,[7] Ushuaia[8]
Air Europa Asunción, Madrid (both begin 18 December 2016)[9]
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
LATAM Perú Lima
Sky Airline Santiago de Chile


Traffic by calendar year – official ACI statistics
Passengers Change from previous year Aircraft operations Change from previous year Cargo
(metric tons)
Change from previous year
2005 1,091,783 Increase 0.39% 19,421 Decrease 6.21% 3,140 Increase14.22%
2006 988,025 Decrease 9.50% 16,794 Decrease13.53% 3,702 Increase17.90%
2007 981,143 Decrease 0.70% 16,057 Decrease 4.39% 3,745 Increase 1.16%
2008 1,113,860 Increase13.53% 18,193 Increase13.30% 4,117 Increase 9.93%
2009 1,251,027 Increase12.31% 18,913 Increase 3.96% 2,511 Decrease39.01%
2010 1,385,464 Increase10.75% 20,512 Increase 8.45% 2,109 Decrease16.01%
Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Statistics

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