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Cordoba Airport Mini Guide
Why do People fly to Cordoba Airport?
Cordoba airport serves the country’s second largest city, one which attracts business travellers and tourists. The centre of the city has wonderful architecture from Spanish colonial times whilst its setting, surrounded by the attractive Sierras de Cordoba, a range of verdant hills that frame the skyline, is sublime.
The city has a thriving arts and entertainment scene; from the street entertainers and artists of the Barrio Guemes to the biennial Mercosur Theatre Festival which is the most important in South America. For those who like exercise there are numerous trails in the Sierras where you can spend your time condor watching or simply enjoying the clear air.
What is Cordoba Airport Like?
It’s Argentina’s third largest airport and the largest outside of the capital. Until a decade ago it was cramped and regularly overcrowded with only a single runway and terminal. A massive expansion programme completed in 2002 saw it able to take bigger aircraft and the addition of a new two storey terminal which eased congestion and allowed it to expand. This attracted a range of domestic flights to the airport increasing its status as a hub airport. Whilst it is an international airport, the only non-domestic flights that operate in and out of Cordoba are to neighbouring South American countries. You’ll still have to connect from Buenos Aires if travelling in from a different continent. The airport is six miles from the city centre and has a range of transfer options to get you there. The local bus is reasonably efficient, if a little packed at peak times whilst the taxis suffer the world over problem of trying it on with passengers – negotiate a price and only accept it if you think it’s fair. Car hire at Cordoba Airport is the safer option, especially if you pre-book it so you are sure of the cost and what’s included in the price.
What are the Facilities Like at the Airport?
Surprisingly for such a large and modern airport, facilities are quite light. Shops include a pharmacy, common at Argentinian airports, a kiosk selling newspapers and confectionery and a duty free store which has the usual goods plus a good range of souvenirs and gifts. There are three places to eat at the airport; Delicity and La Strada before security and Café Café in the departure lounge. Each offers an adequate range of food to stave off hunger whilst waiting for your departure.
- 108 million pesos will be spent in 2012 to upgrade the passenger terminal and to provide a new control tower at the airport. Passenger facilities are expected to improve as part of the upgrade.