Aerolíneas Eyes 19 International Destinations In Coming Months

Aerolíneas Argentinas recently announced its summer schedule, operating flights to 19 international destinations from Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Moreover, the State airline is restarting its flights to cities like Rome, New York, Bogota, Punta Cana, and more. After eight months of inactivity, Aerolíneas is planning to fly abroad again. Let’s investigate further.

Aerolíneas Eyes 19 International Destinations In Coming Months
Aerolíneas Argentinas will operate 105 international weekly flights in March. Photo: Getty Images

Where is Aerolíneas flying?

In December 2020, Aerolíneas is having international flights to 13 destinations. Then, between January and March, it will ramp up to 19 cities covered. Before the year ends, the Argentinian carrier will be operating 44 international flights per week. These are the cities covered:

  1. Miami with five weekly flights.
  2. Madrid with one weekly flight
  3. Bogota with one weekly flight
  4. Cancun with one weekly flight
  5. Punta Cana with one weekly flight
  6. Rio de Janeiro with seven weekly flights
  7. Sao Paulo with 14 weekly flights
  8. Salvador with two weekly flights
  9. Santiago de Chile with seven weekly flights
  10. Santa Cruz de la Sierra with two weekly flights
  11. Montevideo with three weekly flights.

In January, the airline will be adding up new flights. Its schedule for the first quarter of 2020 is this:

  1. New York, two weekly frequencies from January to March
  2. Miami, six weekly frequencies from January to March
  3. Rome, two weekly frequencies from January to March
  4. Madrid, four weekly frequencies from January to March
  5. Bogota, two weekly frequencies from January to March
  6. Lima, five weekly frequencies from January to March
  7. Cancun, three weekly frequencies from January to March
  8. Punta Cana, three weekly frequencies from January to March
  9. Rio de Janeiro, 14 weekly frequencies from January to March
  10. Sao Paulo, 14 weekly frequencies
  11. Florianopolis, four weekly frequencies from January to March
  12. Salvador de Bahia, two weekly frequencies
  13. Porto Alegre, two weekly flights in January and February, adds a third in March.
  14. Curitiba, three weekly flights from March
  15. Santiago de Chile, 14 weekly frequencies from January to March
  16. Asunción, seven weekly frequencies from January to March
  17. Santa Cruz de la Sierra, four weekly flights from January to March
  18. Montevideo, seven weekly flights from January to March
  19. Punta del Este, seven weekly flights from January to March.
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This map shows the international connectivity of Aerolíneas Argentinas in 2021’s first quarter. Photo: Great Circle Mapper.

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Aerolíneas launches COVID-19 insurance

Additionally to operating these routes, Aerolíneas Argentinas has launched its own COVID-19 insurance.

This Assist Card insurance will protect its customers if they have a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 while traveling abroad. Pablo Ceriani, Aerolíneas CEO, said,

“With these flights, we have the opportunity of relaunching some of the objectives we had at the beginning of my tenure, related to strengthening our international network. It is important for the company, and the country, to step forward to reestablish our normality.”

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Between April and October, Aerolíneas’ traffic numbers were 99% down compared to 2019. Photo: Getty Images.

A quick look into Argentina’s awful year

Due to the Argentinian restrictions, Aerolíneas Argentinas just recently started flying commercially again. For example, it only operated 65 humanitarian international flights to seven cities on two continents in October. Domestically it is also just beginning to fly again. Argentina is the latest country in South America to allow the resumption of air traffic. Between April and October, there has been a 99% decrease in passengers’ number compared to last year.

This has led to LATAM leaving the country and a tug of war between low-cost carrier Flybondi and the Government over the operation from one of the three Buenos Aires airports. In the meantime, the Argentinian Government also announced the merger of Aerolíneas Argentinas and Austral.

It is a good sign that Aerolíneas is announcing its international flights again. Hopefully, the other carriers in the country will ramp up as well. Unfortunately, it seems like Argentina’s State carriers will increase its market share, pushing into a monopoly.

What do you think of Aerolíneas Argentinas summer schedule? Let us know in the comments.

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