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Buenos Aires is a large city in Argentina. It has high business ratings that sometimes exceed 300, but have slightly lower tourism ratings that range from 150 to 250. The city will host the 1978 World Cup on June that year and will experience a rise in passenger travel on that month.

Airport

The default airport here is Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE).

Trivia

The airport is named after Juan Pistarini, an Argentine general and politician. As the Minister of Public Works in Argentina, he placed the cornerstone of the project to build the airport on December 22, 1945.

Strategy

Buenos Aires is located in South America which is quite remote compared to other similar cities. Due to this, profitable connections to other cities are quite rare. Although there are good routes such as to Rio de Janeiro and Lima, once these routes have been taken up, long range planes are necessary to get to cities in North America or Europe. Such planes are expensive and usually can slow down growth of a blooming airline. Hence, it is better not to start here early on in the game, but one can open a hub here later on when a player has amassed a good base of operations elsewhere. Cargo operations here are usually more profitable since competition is scarce, but long range cargo aircraft are also necessary and it is also recommended to start here after establishing and strengthening a player's airline elsewhere.

Ministro Pistarini International Airport usually attains a status of level 5 and nothing more. Buying over this airport is not a recommended choice as better options exist elsewhere. Since the primary airport is more than enough to meet the slot demand of this city, additional airports are unnecessary and should not be built by any players unless they wish to privatise it.

The city's moderate tourism ratings do make it a good place to fly to for passenger operations. Passenger planes of any capacity (except very large ones like the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747) are suitable as long as they have a suitable range and high satisfaction. Examples include the McDonnell Douglas DC-10, Boeing 777 and Airbus A350. Cargo planes, however, should have a medium to large capacity storage in addition to having a long range. Suitable examples are the Airbus A310F, Boeing 767-300F and the Airbus A330-200F. Small capacity planes should be avoided when flying to other cities with high business ratings as the large amount of cargo can be more than the plane can handle, which will result in multiple aircraft being needed to service the route. This may lead to increased depreciation for any airline.

A player may also take advantage of the World Cup to rake in more revenue by adding additional planes and/or raising prices on passenger routes to Buenos Aires temporarily during the few months leading up to and on the month of the World Cup.

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