Tuesday, March 13, 2018

ROUTE UPDATES: Aerolineas Argentinas Seasonal Summer Service

* Seasonal Summer Service 

Aerolineas Argentinas / Austral were reported by various news outlets to be planning the following routes during the southern hemisphere summer months and presumably operated them though planned service occasionally does not materialize as announced:

Cordoba (COR) - Mar del Plata (MDQ) - eff 10Dec17 - seasonal summer service

Flights were scheduled to be operated by Austral E190's 3x/weekly which transitioned to 7x/weekly when the peak summer arrived, presumably in January.

Cordoba (COR) - Punta del Este (PDP) - eff 25Dec17 - seasonal summer service

Flights were scheduled to be operated by Austral E190's and Aerolineas Argentinas 737 series aircraft 4x/weekly. 

Cordoba (COR) - Florianopolis (PDP) - eff 01Jan18 - seasonal summer service

Flights were planned to be operated by Austral E190's 3x/weekly.

* General Information on Seasonal Summer Service without detailed start dates, aircraft types etc.:    

Jujuy (JUJ) - Sao Paulo - January & February - 1x/weekly

Service was presumably to Sao Paulo Guarulhos (GRU) with type of aircraft not announced.  These were charter flights contracted by the package tour operator Badino.  This service was significant in that it was to connect northwest Argentina directly with Brazil for inbound and outbound tourism without connecting through Buenos Aires Aeroparque (AEP) or Cordoba (COR).         

* Bahia Blanca (BHI) - Bariloche (BRC) - 4x/weekly

Was probably operated with Austral E190's as they are the aircraft type most commonly used in domestic routes connecting "interior" points directly to each other. 

* Mar del Plata (MDQ) summer service

Buenos Aires (presumably Aeroparque (AEP)) increase to 30 weekly flights.

Flights from Cordoba (COR), Mendoza (MDZ), Rosario (ROS), and Tucuman (TUC) were due to start in December presumably operated mostly by Austral E190's as in the past.

* Brazil summer service

Flights to Florianopolis (FLN) from Buenos Aires (Aeroparque and/or Ezeiza?), Cordoba (COR), Mendoza (MDZ), and Rosario (ROS).  

Flights to Rio de Janeiro Galeao (GIG) from Cordoba (COR) and Rosario (ROS).  

* Uruguay summer service

Flights to Punta del Este (PDP) from Cordoba (COR) and Rosario (ROS).

Flights to Punta del Este (PDP) from Buenos Aires (mostly or exclusively from Aeroparque) increasing from the typical 1x/daily offseason service to 32x/weekly in the peak January / February summer season.


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