Aerolineas prepares for new domestic routing

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Argentina's state owned flag carrier Aerolineas Argentinas plans to introduce a new domestic routing on 18 August.

The Boeing 737-700-operated flight will depart from Aeroparque downtown airport in Buenos Aires to Iguazu near the Brazilian and Paraguayan border, continue to Salta close to the Bolivian boarder, then to Mendoza in the country's west and finally to the Southwestern Andean resort town Bariloche before returning to Buenos Aires in the evening.

Aerolineas will operate the flight twice per week in one direction, and twice in the opposite direction.

According to an Aerolineas source, this new routing may become a daily operation later this year, and shows the airline's commitment to "decentralise air transport in Argentina" by lessening traditional dependency on hubs in Buenos Aires and Cordoba by allowing local passengers in the country's interior to bypass Buenos Aires.