From June 7th, the city of Córdoba will meet with the "club" that forms Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Santiago de Chile, Rio de Janeiro, Manaus, Sao Paulo and Brasilia. These cities make up the United States airline, the South American Cone, and began developing airline in 1990.
Cordobus enters the map that connects the United States with different destinations, making a direct flight to Miami. The airline will operate at four frequent frequencies (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) from the Ambrosio Taravella airport.
What does Cordoba have to go into that table? "Here we see a great potential, not only because it is an important population of the province, but also because it is a very important and accessible way to get to the United States of America, nowadays, whether to go to Buenos Aires or not," Gonzalo Schames, American Airlines He summarized South Cone's regional directorate.
The executive reveals that the opportunity that opens here is that it has two business points with the same airline that interests the airline: transporting passengers and merchandise.
In fact, the latter runs the same fleet that carries the company's American Airlines Cargo, which in 2018 had an "exceptional" performance and billed billions of dollars.
In Argentina, US export volumes increased by 11% between 2017 and 2018, and the types of merchandise transported in one single plane amounted to more than 36 tonnes.
"This negotiation is a business that is less than a passenger, but the company is very important and determined in the case of some routes," said Schames. For example, it is Montevideo-Miami where the commercial business of two merchandise (Uruguayan exports and imports) is fueled.
In Argentina, America is an important company for the transport of fruit (cranberries, cherries, etc.) and southern provinces, Litoral and northwestern, through Buenos Aires. Another product that moves is Chilean Salmon, which travels from Ezeiza to the ground.
"We think much of what we can do from Cordoba, because it offers less logistics costs, closer to sites of origin," said Schames. Additionally, a group of companies explore new potential customers in the province.
The Cordoba flight will be with 177 seats with Boeing 767 and 27 other executive classes. Depending on the cave-covered seats and the charged fuel, an airplane may have an average of 15 tonnes.
Hunters and quinceañeras
Schames arrived in Cordoba at the American Airlines headquarters (Dallas, United States) with the United States of America's specialized personnel, to perform an inspection at the Taravella airport to establish local operations.
For the time being, the company has not specified that it will take Cordoban personnel, but it will require local people for maintenance, if requested by local services at the local aerial terminal.
"The flight is on sale for months and is constantly on the rise," said the director, "The Argentinian traveler's culture for those who do not buy it beforehand," said the company will "jump in demand" as of April.
The touristic potential of the route is broad, according to the company: it will be the only direct flight to the United States of Cordoba. At the destination airport (international Miami), American Airlines offers 360-day flights to 135 countries in 135 countries.
"There are other direct connections with Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia," Schames said.
Nationals, such as high-income trips to Cordoba, hunting tourism (hunting pigeon) or the birthday party of Orlando's quinceanera groups are particularly interested in the route.
Americans also see potential in corporate traffic. Industry of software It is one of the local interests.
Advancements in Argentina in America
He came to depreciation but did not plan to grow.
Cheap flights. Two daily flights to Buenos Aires operate three times a month in Miami and the week; Every day in Dallas and New York, and three times a week in Los Angeles, from December 20th.
Cordoba. The new flight in Miami changes the rate season, with an average of between 700 and 1,000 dollars. In the afternoon Miami will arrive in fast connections.
More foreigners. Disposal decreased demand, but Americans add foreign travelers. The proportion 65/35 (Argentina / foreign) reached almost 50/50.
The original text of this article was published on 30/01/2013 in our print edition.