Aerolíneas Argentinas strengthens Buenos Aires

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    Aerolineas Argentinas

    IATA/ICAO code:

    Airline type:
    Full service carrier

    Ezeiza International Airport, Aeroparque Jorge Newbery

    Year of foundation:


    Pablo Ceriani


Argentina’s largest carrier, Aerolíneas Argentinas, has had a fairly successful winter season so far, carrying over a million passengers. Building on this success, Aerolíneas Argentinas plans to expand even further this year by increasing capacity between Buenos Aires and Montevideo by increasing flight services.

High season operation

When presenting the results of its winter seasonal operations so far, the Argentine flag carrier stressed that this was the first season in more than two years in which operations could be considered normal. The results showed a summary of high seasonal operations, with the airline’s passenger numbers increasing by around 101% overall. Tourist traffic jumped 117%, and while commercial traffic lagged, domestic traffic increased to help even the numbers stay green.


Aerolíneas Argentinas flew to 37 domestic and international destinations, connecting Argentina to various parts of the world. The airline’s chief operating officer, Fabián Lombardo, celebrated:

“We have done a good job. July was the first month that we exceeded passenger numbers in 2019. It’s continuous work, and if the demand is with us, we will continue to grow. Connectivity within the Argentina and the development of inbound tourism are two fundamental pillars of Aerolíneas Argentinas’ strategy.”

Aerolíneas Argentinas conducts a mixed policy of supporting demand but also strengthening connectivity. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | single flight

Strengthen connections with Uruguay

With Aerolíneas Argentinas more focused on growth as recovery is guaranteed, the airline wants to increase passenger capacity between the Argentine capital and Montevideo. From August 16, the enhanced flight services will be operated using the airline’s Embraer 190, Boeing 737-700 and -800.

flight number Departure time Arriving time Frequency
AR 1380 (AEP – MVD) 08:30 09:15 Daily
AR 1381 (MVD – AEP) 10:20 11:15
AR 1384 *New* (AEP-MVD) 11:45 12:30 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
AR 1385 *New* (MVD-AEP) 13:30 14:25
AR 1382 (AEP – MVD) 20:35 21:20 Daily
AR 1383 (MVD – AEP) 22:20 23:15

As the only airline serving the Argentina-Uruguay market, Aerolíneas Argentinas currently offers between 11 and 13 flights per week. From August 16, the increase in frequencies means the airline will offer 19 weekly flights.

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Fly regularly from Brazil

Sao Paulo

In addition to improving capacity in Montevideo, Aerolíneas Argentinas also plans to build capacity in Brazil, starting with its decision to continue flying between Bariloche and São Paulo throughout the year. Flight operations began early last month and were originally planned only for the winter season.

flight number Departure time Arriving time Frequency
AR 1250 (BRC-GRU) 16:40 20:50 Mondays
AR 1251 (GRU – BRC) 10:00 14:45 Wednesdays

Aerolineas Argentinas currently operates seven services per week between Bariloche and São Paulo. Four are non-stop, while the other three have a stop in Ezeiza. With flights continuing from October off-season, the airline will fly regularly between the two cities for the first time.

Aerolíneas Argentinas currently has six Boeing 737 MAX 8 in its fleet. Photo: Lukas Souza | single flight

Salvador de Bahia

Also from October, improved flight frequencies between Buenos Aires and Salvador da Bahía. Flight operations are currently carried out twice a week on the airline’s 170-seat Boeing 737 MAX 8.

flight number Departure time Arriving time Frequency
AR 1220 (AEP – SSA) 18:15 22:40 Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays
AR 1221 (SSA – AEP) 23:55 04:25 +1

Similar to the Argentinian and Uruguayan market, Aerolíneas Argentinas is the only airline to operate between Argentina and Salvador da Bahía. After such a good winter months, the airline is undoubtedly ready to grow more significantly than ever, as evidenced by its desire to strengthen these many capabilities. And with a growing fleet to help with its growing capabilities, this year looks like the year of Aerolíneas Argentinas.

Source: Aviationline

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