Jorge Newbery Airfield is an international airport located in Palermo neighbourhood, 2 km northeast of downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina. The airport serves as the main hub for domestic flights from Buenos Aires as well as to Uruguay, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay. The airport is named in honor of Argentine aviator Jorge Newbery. In 2016, Aeroparque Jorge Newbery was Argentina’s busiest airport, having handled 11,6 million passengers.
The airport began operations in 1948 as the main hub for domestic flights from Buenos Aires as well as flights to Uruguay. The airport was renamed following the 1955 coup against President Juan Perón in honor of the pioneer of Argentine aviation, Jorge Newbery, and was re-inaugurated in 1960.