Well, it is true that Argentina signed a open skies treaty with the U.S. Some issues have gotten in the way, however, in the last few weeks. One, Argentina has a new government, so they are reviewing the treaty. Also, American Airlines had announced they would leave the leadership role over Aerolineas Argentinas. This created speculation that in fact AA had no interests in helping AR with its problems, but that it wanted to get AR profitable U.S routes when the company went belly up. Last week, though, AA said they are still commited to AR. So, in this soap opera, who knows what will come next? Expect the treaty eventually to hold, however. Aerolineas will be force to reestructure because of losses in its international side, & heavy competition domestically.
Continental & Delta have applied to fly to Argentina. I would expect Continental to get the first deal, flying from Newark to EZE. Then Delta from Atlanta, & then, in 2003, theoretically open skies would begin, that would allow any airline from either country to fly were they wish to. Then you would see Continental from Houston probably, as well as direct flights to other cities in Argentina: Cordoba, Rosario, Mendoza, etc. Cordoba is getting a brand new international airport, so expect flights to that city in the future. United wants to begin LAX-EZE service, & American rumors to start DFW-EZE. LAPA, an Argentine carrier, now flies to Atlanta 3 times a week. There is plenty of room for growth, EZE is also expanding so that more gates are available. If this agreement holds, expect a nice increase in flights between both countries. I hope this has helped, be lucky.
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