Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Bariloche, Ushuaia and Iguazu, the most chosen Argentine destinations

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Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Bariloche, Ushuaia and Iguazu, the most chosen Argentine destinations
Tue November 05, 2019

Aerolineas Argentinas presented a report based on its sales during the first ten months of the year. In that period 779,938 tickets were issued to international travelers


Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Bariloche, Ushuaia and Iguazú lead the ranking of the most visited destinations by foreign passengers of Aerolineas Argentinas in the first ten months of the year. The airline sold abroad a total of 779,938 tickets, being Brazil, the United States and Spain the countries where the greatest demand was concentrated.

The list of preferred destinations for passengers who buy tickets from Aerolineas Argentinas abroad is completed with Mendoza, Córdoba, Salta and Rosario.

Between January and the end of October this year, 779,938 airline tickets were issued abroad, equivalent to 15% of the total tickets sold by the company. These are tickets that were purchased through the company's commercial offices or the company's websites in those countries. 68% of these tickets were purchased in five countries: Brazil (203,029), United States (162,820), Spain (66,136), Uruguay (51,304) and Chile (49,919).

73% of the tickets issued abroad (569,102), were used to visit nine destinations in our country: Buenos Aires (288,295), El Calafate (57,353), Bariloche (52,539), Ushuaia (48,146), Iguazú (36,906) , Mendoza (31,096), Córdoba (28,777), Salta (18,498) and Rosario (7,492).

Regarding preferences, tourists from all countries place Buenos Aires as their most visited destination. But Brazilians have Bariloche as the second and Ushuaia and Mendoza as the following. Uruguayans complete their ranking with Bariloche, El Calafate and Iguazu. The Spaniards, with El Calafate, Córdoba and Ushuaia. While the Americans add El Calafate, Iguazú and Córdoba. In the case of Córdoba, in addition to being a tourist destination itself, it is the base of the Airlines Hub that connects with all the main cities of the country without passing through Buenos Aires.

Brazilians, when traveling to the country visit an average of 3.4 tourist destinations, while Americans do so with 1.9, Spaniards with 2.4 and Uruguayans, 2.8. That is, when a passenger of these nationalities makes a trip to Argentina, he buys tickets to more than one destination to complete his journey.

The case of Chilean passengers shows a difference from those of other nationalities. They mostly buy tickets from Buenos Aires to international destinations, especially Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, San Pablo and Miami.

Beyond where they bought their tickets and how many destinations each visited, so far this year Airlines transported 54,000 passengers each month with a foreign passport. Considering that the average expenditure in the country of each of them is US $ 892, according to data from the Ministry of Tourism, these tourists already generated income for the Argentine tourism sector for 450 million dollars. Of the total passengers transported by Airlines in 2019, 38% are foreign tourists.
In this context it is worth mentioning that for the next summer season Aerolineas Argentinas will offer more than 4 million seats to fly within the country and abroad. In cabotage there will be 3,000,000 seats available for summer routes. And 1,250,000 seats will be made available to customers for regional and international destinations. On flights abroad, the commitment to the new direct connection to Orlando, which will begin operating on December 9, stands out.

The offer consists of 3,022,438 seats distributed in various holiday destinations of beach, Patagonia, Northeast and Northwest. The rest of the offer, 1,257,912 seats, corresponds to regional and international destinations.

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