The Argentine Tourism Minister and American Airlines today agreed at the WTTC Summit to announce a new non-stop flight from EZE to LAX (Buenos Aires to LAX).
Tourism Minister Gustavo Santos received Peter Vittori from American Airlines, one of the main US airlines, and discussed the consolidation of the operation in Argentina, as well as the incorporation of new flights that will arrive and depart from the Córdoba airport from April 2019, which will total 35 weekly flights between the 2 countries.
The company, which has been present in Argentina since 1990, regularly connects the Ministro Pistarini International Airport (Ezeiza) with the airports of Miami, Dallas, and New York. As of December 19 of this year, it will fly directly from Los Angeles with a frequency of 3 weekly flights, then commencing in April 2019, there will be 4 weekly flights Miami/Cordoba.
Thanks to the growth registered in its operations, American Airlines recently incorporated employees for Carga and for Reservas and is in the process of hiring 20 flight attendants in the country. In 2017, the firm transported more than 720,000 passengers, and Carga handled more than 60 million pounds of cargo.
Since 2016, the airline invested more than USD 20 million in its facilities and infrastructure; increased its parts inventory by 120% (from USD 14 million in 2016 to USD 31 million in 2018); increased its capacity in the country by 24%; and, if the last 5 years are counted, the investment in maintenance grew 240% with a base of 60 qualified employees. At present, American Airlines has more than 600 employees in Buenos Aires that are composed as follows:
• 135 flight attendants
• 120 agents
• 110 reserves (regional office that provides services to Uruguay, Bolivia, Peru, and Chile)
• 60 maintenance employees
• 40 managers and administration employees
• 135 AGS – affiliated companies