For now, most respected internationally for service, quality, safety and punctuality, the world’s three major airlines are far from gaining a foothold on Argentine soil. For different reasons, Air New Zealand, Emirates and Qatar in common, have many doubts whether they will fly to Argentina again in 2022.
In the case of Air New Zealand, the answer is no, and the reasons are more than obvious. New Zealand keeps its borders closed and does not allow foreigners to enter, with a few exceptions.
Air New Zealand was the key to flying not only to New Zealand but also to Australia, and it was an interesting option to reach the Middle East. But even its borders with Australia are practically closed, with few exceptions, the company’s return is not possible in the short term.
As with other airlines, the current economic situation in Argentina with a devaluing peso, low access to buying dollars and a ban on buying tickets in installments for international tickets set up by the government of President Alberto Fernández, further complicates the picture.
Air New Zealand is not expected to return in the short/medium term, although we all miss it. (including our publishers).
Will Emirates and Qatar fly to Argentina again in 2022?
During the current Dubai Expo, Emirates officials met with Hernan Vanoli, Director of Tourism Promotion of the National Institute for Tourism Promotion (InproTour), who expressed his desire to recover large-scale operations in Brazil after moving from Buenos Aires to Dubai in 2022. expressed.
For now, Qatar has made no announcement, although since last year it has been selling codeshare flights with Iberia, building the Buenos Aires – Madrid section with the Spanish airline and then continuing with Qatar.
But, things will probably be modified as we face the 2022 World Cup.
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