Argentina's Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 confirmed (26-Mar-2013) the opening of Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport's new terminal B. The new four-level terminal features 28,795sqm of space, 720sqm of commercial space, 5391sqm of "pre-boarding" space, a 2290sqm arrivals hall, a 200sqm VIP lounge, 20 check-in counters and five aerobridges. The new terminal boosts airport capacity to 13 million passengers and 90,000 operations p/a, with 186,000sqm of terminal space overall, 21 aerobridges, 4800 parking spaces and 200 check-in counters. As previously reported by CAPA, the new terminal will be utilised for Aerolineas Argentinas' international services and those of SkyTeam partner KLM. [more - original PR - Spanish]
Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 confirms opening of Buenos Aires Ezeiza terminal B
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