Last August 20th, the Brazilian airline’s flight landed in the Argentinian capital: this route had stopped operating during the pandemic.
The Brazilian airline Gol Linhas Aéreas resumes the flight from the city of Fortaleza, landing in Buenos Aires every Saturday. This 20th of August, the first flight of this new stage will be made, connecting Brazil’s northeast region with the Argentinian capital. In this way, the increased number of frequencies will collaborate with the recovery of inbound tourism in our country.
The National Institute for Tourism Promotion will welcome the passengers of the first flight landing at Jorge Newbery Airport, known as Aeroparque. INPROTUR’s Executive Secretary Ricardo Sosa highlighted this achievement, “Gol’s resuming old routes cancelled due to the pandemic is good news! We are constantly negotiating to encourage them to increase frequencies and routes. Each time a flight starts to operate (again), we are one step forward towards our goal of recovering inbound tourism levels. Moreover, it is remarkable, since Brazil’s market is our main source of tourists.”
In addition, Sosa spoke about the progress made regarding foreign tourist arrivals: “In July, Brazilian market numbers were very good: we received 63% of tourists compared to the same month in 2019, before the pandemic. Bearing in mind that the UNWTO calculates that tourism will only have a 50%-60% recovery by the end of 2022, 63% is more than the estimated figures, and, in the last four months, we also maintained numbers over 55%. Airlines’ considering resuming their routes and frequencies means that Brazilian tourists are eager to come to Argentina.”
The flight will initially operate once a week, every Saturday, and it will be able to carry 176 passengers (156 in economy class, and 20, Gold Premium). In addition, Gol Linhas Aéreas will add more air routes from Natal, Maceió, Recife, and Salvador in December