Travel Tales of Argentina
Being the eight largest country in the world, Argentina has undoubtedly a wide variety of promising tourist attractions to offer. Those who visit the country will always be left craving for more no matter how elaborate their tour might have been.
From its graceful architecture, appetite-gratifying steaks, enchanting wines and tango, to a game of soccer, heavenly nature’s spots and several World Heritage sites, you can rest assured that you’ll neither be disappointed nor bored should you book a flight to Argentina.
Did I just say book a flight to Argentina? Oopss..!! Now you are panicking about Argentina transportation and that might be a pain in the neck.
Despite its beautiful offerings, Argentina is a bit notorious for its flights. To say the least, flying to Argentina can be quite frustrating. While airlines in some countries don’t have a direct route to the country, others that do, usually can be too crowded. However, times are changing. There’s no need to worry as more as new flights are being introduced to the country. Following are some airlines creating new passages into Argentina.
By the end of last year, new routes were opened as the international airline Edelweiss was authorized by the Ministry of Transport of Argentina to operate flights from Zurich, Switzerland to Buenos Aires. This may seem like small news, but the people in Switzerland are sure to have been delighted, since till then, no Swiss company, either private or public, had ever flown to Argentina.
According to recent announcements at an event held at Portugal’s Embassy in Buenos Aires, another new route is scheduled to be opened by Portugal’s flag-carrier TAP Air Portugal. This route aims to connect the European country to Buenos Aires, Argentina. The first flight is earmarked in the year 2019, as the airline has to begin a long-haul renovation of its fleet first.
Whether you are in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, or Queenstown, you can be sure to find a really affordable flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina, or vice versa from Argentina. This airline is dedicated to offer you a safe and happy travel to Buenos Aires from the comfort of several cities.
Amongst the biggest airlines flying to Buenos Aires, Air Canada leads the way. Be it Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal or any other city, you are almost guaranteed to find an Air Canada flight to Argentina. However, the airline is now expanding its winter service too by introducing non-stop service to Buenos Aires. The airline was so far operating a route via Toronto – Santiago de Chile – Buenos Aires but owing to the strength on these routes, has now decided to fly separately, nonstop.
In December, arrived at the International Airport of Ezeiza the inaugural flight of AA from Los Angeles, destination that begins to operate three weekly frequencies (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday). The aircraft, a Boeing 787-9, was commanded by Linda Pauwels, born in the Buenos Aires city of San Pedro and first woman of Hispanic origin to reach the rank of captain of the company. The arrival ceremony was attended by the Minister of Transportation of the Nation, Guillermo Dietrich; the sales manager of American for Argentina and Uruguay, Andrés Duncan Paterson; and authorities of AA2000. «With this new service we open a greater connection not only with the west coast of the United States but also with relevant markets in Asia such as China, Hong Kong and Tokyo,» said the airline’s executives.
“When someone thinks about nature, we would like him or her to think of Argentina”. With these words the idea of the first direct flight Iguazú (Argentina) – Madrid (Spain) was launched at Argentina’s International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) 2018. This new flight route will run 2 times a week and will fly directly to Foz do Iguaçu International Airport on the Brazilian side of the Iguazú Falls. In 9.10 h you’ll get to this worldwide famous natural wonder which was visited by 1.6 million people on 2018. The aircraft in charged of taking European visitors directly to the Argentine jungle it’s a Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner, one of the top airplanes in the market. The first flight is scheduled for 1st June 2019!
Norwegian Air Argentina, a local subsidiary of the Norwegian Group, started flying to Argentina from Spain this past October,, with a plane that showed off the image of the musician Astor Piazzola. The entry of Norwegian into the Argentine market is the start-up of the liberalization of its internal market. In addition to Norwegian, a few weeks ago Avianca began operating and shortly before Fly-Bondi. These new companies are added to those already existing in the country, the public Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral and the private Latam, which is Chilean-Brazilian capital. Norwegian domestic flights operate to and from Aeroparque to Mendoza, Cordoba, Iguazu, Bariloche, Neuquén and Salta. On the other hand, flights to Europe operate from Ezeiza, with which the combination of flights is impossible without a transfer by land.
This is the new low-cost airline of the IAG group, which already owns British Airways and Iberia, that came to face Norwegian low-cost flights. Level low-cost flights to Argentina depart from Barcelona 3 times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 1.30 am, arriving to Ezeiza International Buenos Aires Airport at 10 am. You can purchase the ticket at their own website (www.flylevel.com) or at Iberias or Vuelings. If you’re considering to fly to Argentina with Level, you must take into account that any extra service on flight will be extra-charged: food, headphones, internet and even traveling regular gear (a blanket, a little pillow, etc.). You can always take your own food and traveling stuff and save some money on the way!
New airways to Argentina are opening all around. Which one are you taking?
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