13 Responses

  1. Gene
    Gene at |

    Now if they’d just get lay-flat business class seats…

  2. Amol (@PointsToPointB)
    Amol (@PointsToPointB) at |

    Now just get a better premium class product!

  3. Ranerio
    Ranerio at |

    God forbid anyone from flying Aerolineas Argentinas. I have done it once on GRU X EZE X AKL X SYD and back and hope never more in my life I hop on a flight in this carrier.

  4. Pablo
    Pablo at |

    One thing to think about is that CAN is CZ’S hub, the new “canton road” program at CZ can help AR to take passengers either from or to the greater China and southeast asia, even the Oceania. And I think the EZE-CAN is way too long to have a non-stop as well, maybe they will stop in Cape Town I suppose? But that will bring visa problems for Chinese passengers as they are required to have a visa to south africa even only for transit.

  5. canuck_in_ca
    canuck_in_ca at |

    The text says passengers and/or cargo so CAN could be cargo only, but they don’t currently have dedicated freighters.

    Wikipedia says they’re looking at leasing A330s and then buying A350s or B787s to replace their A340s in a few years.

  6. Tom / SitInFirst.com
    Tom / SitInFirst.com at |

    Finally, a non-US long-haul carrier with a J product inferior to DLs. 😉

  7. VM
    VM at |

    The absolute worst carrier! Always on strike and employees block only highway to the airport regardless of airline you are flying! Government corruption.

  8. Seb
    Seb at |

    Nothing specific said about how one would get to CAN, but you are right it is not possible nonstop. It would make only 1000 miles difference if routed through LAS as it would TLV.

  9. Chino
    Chino at |

    Worst airline I have ever flown. Avoid at all costs!

  10. Angel
    Angel at |

    I just Googled that and they were approved by the government to fly those routes about a week ago. I also found out that they are/were approved to fly to New York, Montreal, Tokyo, Manila and Taipei for a long time but they are not doing it yet so I won’t be expecting those flights to start any time soon. Just my $0.02

  11. Carolco
    Carolco at |

    AA, was granted these routes (Atlanta, Las Vegas, Detroit, Tel Aviv y Guangzhou) back in 1999. Yes, when the country was quite a different thing al-together!
    Now the came with this “empty” threat of announcement due to two facts:
    a* Promised such development to be able to be part of SkyTeam, working as code-share with DL
    b* Grand-standing for the public, as it is a government owned corporation.
    Reality check:
    * AA/Embraer, “extra” commission payments on purchase
    US$ 690 millions for 20 airplanes
    * AA’s operational deficit: Three years = US$2.000 millions to cover 90% of the Op Deficit. NO investments!
    * 12.000 employees, mostly through patronage/nepotism.
    * Do not forget the MIA incident with the AF plane, as the pilot was “texting”, probably home, telling his wife: Honey, I’m in Miami!

  12. Luis Babicek
    Luis Babicek at |

    All these destinations will be served via SkyTeam partners and do not involve any flying with AR metal to the above named airports. US destinations are to be served via MIA with DL. TLV is via FCO with AZ, and CAN is with CZ via SYD. A previous batch of codeshares is already being sold and they are TXL and MUC with KL via AMS.

    To Carolco – you are entitled to your opinion but no to lying. It really makes you look bad. Not a single thing you write on here is true. A shame really. None of the above merits a response, but you have no right to slander the reputation of the Captain of AR1304. The pilot texting?: That is why AR boasts the best safety record of all airlines from Mexico down to Antarctica. Shame on you!