Argentina resumed regular domestic flights this week after an interruption of seven months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, although within a format of restrictions and health protocols limiting operations.
The Argentine government has started to implement additional controls to identify potential cases of coronavirus in flights from Italy, where the number of Covid-19 infections keeps increasing. Additionally, the first case confirmed in South America has been a Brazilian businessman who for work reasons visited the north of Italy.
Aerolíneas Argentinas has cancelled all flights scheduled for this coming Monday, Nov. 26, due to a workers' strike, it was announced Friday.A total 371 flights are to be grounded, affecting the travel plans of over 40,000 passengers, which will cost the state-run company around 20 million US dollars in losses.
Aerolineas Argentinas President Luis Malvido ruled out Wednesday any plans to privatize the national flag carrier and added they had no intention to close down routes. However, the company's long term is under evaluation.
A 58-year-old private pilot who on Monday posed as a control tower operator at Buenos Aires' Jorge Newbery airport was arrested Tuesday and held incommunicado.
The black box of Aerolineas Argentinas' flight 1303 from Miami where 15 passengers ended up injured Thursday due to an abrupt descent as the Airbus 330-200 aircraft wound up amid severe turbulence was handed over Monday to the judge investigating the incident.
The Animate a volar programme, offered at no cost by Aerolineas Argentinas to people who suffer from aviophobia (flight fear) is one of the keys to the company's increase in ticket sales in the first three quarters of 2018, it was announced.
In an unexpected move, Argentina’s Minister of Transportation Guillermo Dietrich announced that national administration will no longer set minimum prices for domestic airfares, starting on August 15.
Aerolineas Argentinas has become the latest carrier to suspend flights to Caracas. The company said it had concerns over security in Venezuela because of increasing criminal violence and political uncertainty. It joins dozens of airlines who have taken similar action.
Aerolineas Argentinas' CEO Mario Dell'Acqua Tuesday announced the national flag carrier had transported just over 6.2 million passengers, 30 percent more than the 4.5 million transported in the same period of 2015, the company's best year in that regard. In 2016 the figure was of around 5.5 million.