Jorge Newbery Airport (Spanish: Aeroparque "Jorge Newbery") (IATA: AEP, ICAO: SABE) is located in Palermo neighbourhood, 2 km (1.2 mi) northeast of the center of Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina. The airport covers an area of 138 hectares (341 acres) and is operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A. It is located in the city near the Río de la Plata. The airport is named after Argentine aviator Jorge Newbery. Originally it was the main airport for domestic flights in Buenos Aires and only handled international flights to Uruguay. However, since March 2010, there are also flights to Brazil, Chile and Paraguay. Its military sector is where authorities normally board the Tango 01 presidential aircraft; which is based at "El Palomar" military airport. In 2009, the airport handled 6,489,066 passengers and 93,346 aircraft movements. Between October 20 and December 5, 2010, the airport will be closed for major renovations, including rebuilding the runway.