is privately owned, it must get along with the government if it wants to obtain international traffic rights. The relationship between AR
and the government wasnt very good. In fact, president Kirchner decided to support Southern winds instead of AR
, and even granted them traffic rights to Mexico City. AR
has wanted to re start flights to Cancun, Mexico city, Los angeles (this flight has less chances of re starting because Argentina is CAT 2), Punta Cana (and some other places), for some time, but they don't have the rights. So, they are making an effort to be in good terms with Kirchner. He asked for flights to China, and AR
will fly to China. The head of AR
, Antoino Mata, even spent 130000 euros for a historical furniture previously owned by Peron, and gave it as a gift to the government. So it's not like AR
is forced to do what the government wants, but they are doing it, because there are other interests in between.