There is still a long way to go before the planes restart their turbines in Argentina. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Government decided last week that airlines They may return to operate in the country from September 1, 2020. Meanwhile, the companies are adopting strict security measures and preparing their offers for when they are allowed to open the doors.
“The reprogramming of operations it will be subject to the effective lifting of the restrictions imposed on air commercial transport and to the modalities of operation that may be established in due course based on the orderly exit of the emergency generated by the new Coronavirus, “established the norm prepared by the National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC).
With such a long date to return to operations, the airlines expressed their concern. This week the Vice President for the Americas of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Peter Cerdá He announced that, if the measure extends until September, “The economic impact will be 3 billion with 18,500 jobs at risk.”
Taking into account that today in the country you can only buy tickets to travel just from September, This is what online airline sites show.
In all cases, when searching for flights for the winter holidays, in July, the screen indicated that There are no flight alternatives.
However, when performing the same search (in this case, from Buenos Aires to Jujuy) for September 1, the options appeared on the screen: round-trip tickets with that destination without luggage dispatch, they are around six thousand pesos each.
In the case of LATAM the situation was the same. Upon entering the site, the airline warns: “I have been flying since September.”
Emirates, Air France, Iberia, American Airlines, they are some of the companies that operate in Argentina and that had to stop flights due to the coronavirus pandemic. When searching the sites, none of them returned results of tickets available before September 1.
As of that date, American Airlines offers flights, for example, from Buenos Aires to Miami with checked luggage, in the main cabin and with a stopover from US $ 668 per person round trip.
Another destination: Barcelona via Air France. The airline offers tickets with two stops per US $ 719.
In the case of low-cost The same thing happens: the offer of tickets is from September. In Fly Bondi, for example, a flight to Córdoba costs from $ 1252 each way.