Two airports serve the Buenos Aires region.
Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE), also known as Ezeiza International Airport, is Argentina’s biggest international airport. The airport is located 22 km (14 miles) southwest of the city, and serves as a hub for Aerolíneas Argentinas and LAN Argentina. Dozens of airlines offer non-stop flights to destinations within Argentina, elsewhere in South America, as well as North America, Europe and Asia.
Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP) is located 2 km (1 mile) northeast of downtown Buenos Aires. The airport primarily offers non-stop flights to destinations within Argentina and neighboring Uruguay.
Among the most popular destinations for Buenos Aires travelers: Iguazu (in Argentina), Rio De Janiero and Florianopolis (elsewhere in South America), Cancun, Miami, New York and Santo Domingo (in North America and the Caribbean); and Madrid (in Europe).
Are you interested in taking a trip, but on a budget? Several low-cost carriers fly from Buenos Aires airports, including Gol Transportes Aéreos (flights to Belo Horizonte, Campinas, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo) and Sky Airline (flights to Santiago de Chile). Regardless of your destination, when searching for cheap flights, here are some things to keep in mind. First, the non-stop flight may not always be the cheapest. Be open to taking a connecting flight. Second, most full-service airlines will lower their fares to match those of low-cost carriers on identical routes. Third, you’ll get the cheapest airfares if you’re flexible on travel dates. Finally, fares typically increase as the travel date approaches.
Cancun is a popular vacation destination for Buenos Aires residents.
Aerolíneas Argentinas is currently the only airline that offers non-stop flights to Cancun, and flying time is approximately 9 hours. Alternately, you can fly Aeroméxico to Mexico City and catch a connecting flight to Cancun.
Peak season runs from December to April, and hotel prices are highest during this period. Because the resort town is a popular spring vacation destination, visitors should expect to find many families and college-aged students in Cancun during March in particular. Once peak season ends, hotel prices can drop dramatically.
Cancun’s weather is hot and humid for most of the year, but temperatures are highest from June to September. Cancun can be affected by hurricanes, and the Atlantic hurricane season from June 1 to Nov. 30.