AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share

Ástor Piazzolla International Airport

Airport information
 Location of airport in Argentina
Airport typePublic / Military
Owner/OperatorAeropuertos Argentina 2000
ServesMar del Plata, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
LocationAU 2, Km 398,5 (B7612)
Elevation22 m (71 ft)
Total Passengers110565

     Home | Airport | Astor Piazzola International Airport

Ástor Piazzolla International Airport ( ) is located 7 km (4.3 miles) north of the center of Mar del Plata, a city in the Buenos Aires Province of Argentina. The airport covers an area of 436 hectares (1077 acres) and is operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.

Also known as Mar del Plata Airport, it provides domestic flights on Aerolíneas Argentinas, Austral Líneas Aéreas, Sol Líneas Aéreas and Líneas Aéreas del Estado (LADE).

The existing terminal building was constructed in 1978 for the FIFA World Cup. In 1994, due to the Pan American Games, the terminal was expanded. On October 20, 1998, Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 took over the airport.

This airport was named after Brigadier General Bartolomé de la Colina until 20 August, 2008. President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner changed the name of the airport to Ástor Piazzolla, a musician who was born in Mar del Plata.

Warning: simplexml_load_file( [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 410 Gone in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "" in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 260