Aerolineas plans new international frequencies, not cities

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Aerolineas Argentinas will launch additional flights to Bogota, Caracas and Miami this year, as it targets growth in its existing markets.

Mariano Recalde, president of Aerolineas, says that the airline plans to develop its existing markets and invest in its inflight product, during an interview with Flightglobal in Buenos Aires. It does not plan to launch any new international destinations currently, he says.

The state-owned flag carrier plans to focus on expanding its service to Europe and Oceania in 2013, says Recalde. Aerolineas flies to Barcelona, Madrid and Rome in Europe and Sydney in Oceania.

Aerolineas will add a second flight to Miami, which it is understood will depart the US gateway in the evening in order to capture connections from Delta Air Lines and other SkyTeam partners, in December. The start dates for the other new frequencies have yet to be set.

The airline plans to acquire up to four Airbus A330s during the next year, which will enable the addition of the new frequencies.

Aerolineas joined SkyTeam on 29 August.