Argentinian flag carrier Aerolíneas Argentinas seeks to expand long-haul capacity from Buenos Aires’ Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) to Madrid’s Barajas International Airport (MAD) and Rome’s Fiumicino International Airport (FCO). The airline unveiled its new summer 2023 schedule while taking part in Spain’s International Tourist Fair (FITUR).
Aerolíneas Argentinas stated that it would increase the number of weekly flights to Madrid, Spain, by up to five. The state carrier will increase its weekly service from seven to nine in April by adding two more services. Three months later, in July, the airline will add three more flights per week, offering 12 weekly services to Spain’s capital in time for the peak summer season. Other than Thursdays and Sundays, there will be two flights per day.
Tourists from all over the world choose Argentina as a travel destination to visit the renowned Iguazú Falls, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Nature. In addition, Argentina being one of the largest countries in South America contributes to tourism with their outstanding New7Wonders certified official National 7 Wonders of Nature: Salinas Grandes (Jujuy), Río Mina Clavero (Córdoba), Glaciar Perito Moreno (Santa Cruz), Parque Nacional Talampaya (La Rioja), Selva Misionera (Misiones), Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi (Rio Negro y Neuquén) and Bañado La Estrella (Formosa).
Air Europa and Aerolíneas Argentinas have a codeshare arrangement. Through this alliance, passengers of the Argentine carrier can connect from Madrid Barajas to worldwide locations like London and Lisbon as well as Spanish places like Bilbao, La Corua, Vigo, Gran Canarias, Palma de Mallorca, and Barcelona.
Concerning Rome, Aerolíneas Argentina will add one more flight per week in April (going from three to four weekly flights) and one more in July. Therefore, the carrier will operate five weekly flights departing from Buenos Aires on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays by July.
Carlos Figueroa, Communications Director at Aerolíneas Argentinas, explained that the goal is to strengthen the country’s connectivity by focusing on inbound tourism. The new arrivals from Madrid and Rome will allow easy connections with domestic flights from Ezeiza to destinations such as Mendoza, Córdoba, Ushuaia, and El Calafate.