Argentina: 7 airlines will invest us$ 1.5 B to expand operations with 792 new routes
By: Aldo Leporati
The devaluation that the Argentine peso has had so far this year reconfigured the future of the tourism industry and the higher income of foreign tourists accelerates their plans. In this scenario, Andes Airlines, Avianca, Baires Fly, Flybondi, Grupo Lasa, Jetsmart and Latam welcome the increase in international tourism, and have requested 792 new domestic routes (32%) and international routes (68%), a true record compared to the 156 required 2 years ago and 503 last year.
Flybondi is the one that requested the most routes: 284. It is almost triple what it had requested in 2016. The intention of the company is to connect different points of Argentina, for that reason it wants to take off from the main cities such as San Miguel de Tucumán, San Juan, Neuquén, San Salvador de Jujuy, Mar del Plata, Puerto Iguazú, Bariloche, Rosario and Salta. In addition, he made a request to cover the Buenos Aires-Islas Malvinas route twice a month.
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