August 29, 2012
Aerolíneas Argentinas joins SkyTeam
SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, welcomed Aerolíneas Argentinas as its 18th member on August 29th. The national airline of Argentina – South America’s second largest economy – Aerolíneas Argentinas becomes SkyTeam’s first South American member, adding 40 new destinations to the SkyTeam network. Joining SkyTeam is a major achievement in Aerolíneas Argentinas’ long-term restructuring plan. Key elements of this plan include fleet renewal and network rationalization, upgrading the entire IT platform, improving product quality and enhancing the frequent flyer program Aerolíneas Plus. Aerolíneas Argentinas operates services to 52 destinations in 14 countries from its two hubs at Buenos Aires, including a comprehensive domestic network of 35 destinations within Argentina itself. These include popular tourist attractions such as: the Patagonian capital of Ushuaia, the spectacular Iguazu falls, the world-renowned wine producing region of Mendoza, as well as the industrial centers of Córdoba and Rosario.