He Jorge Newbery Airport closes its air operations starting this Saturday to prepare for the start of modernization works on the runway and in the terminal sector where regional flights will operate.
According to the information provided by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 to the agency Telam, the works will have lasting between 4 and 5 months, and will be financed by the Trust Fund for the Strengthening of the National Airport System administered by the Ministry of Transportation and executed by the Regulatory Body of the National Airport System (ORSNA). AA2000 will be responsible for carrying them out.
Due to the reforms, the airlines that today operate in Aeroparque will transfer their operations to Ezeiza International Airport. And in the event of a possible resumption of air services in the coming weeks, they will be centralized at that air station until Aeroparque is ready to operate again.
The works consist of adding 615 meters of track and 20 meters wide. The track will go over the current 2,100 meters long and 40 wide, 2,715 long with a width of 60 meters.
The objective of the reforms is to increase the category of the airport and will enable the operations of larger aircraft, such as the Boeing 787 and the Airbus 330.
The international arrivals and departures sector will also be expanded at the passenger terminal, and a new beacon system will be installed that will strengthen operational safety in takeoffs and landings.