Just ahead of the winter holidays, Aerolíneas Argentinas is to add some new direct destinations in Europe, following an agreement signed by Portugal and Argentina back in 2014.

The announcement was made during the Argentina-Portugal forum that took place yesterday at the San Martín Palace, one of the events centering around the visit of Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Acosta.

As a result, from July 2017 onwards, national airline passengers will be able to fly to Lisboa, Bilbao, Vigo y La Coruña via Madrid and to Palma de Mallorca via Barcelona, buying only one ticket.

The understanding also takes into account the conjunct trade of all routes between Spain and Argentina. Buenos Aires-Madrid with two flights per day, Buenos Aires-Barcelona and Córdoba-Asunción-Madrid.

Thanks to this negotiation, AirEuropa will share the codes of those routes operated by Aerolíneas Argentinas and Austral in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Most precisely, the Spanish airline will be able to sell incoming flights to Salta, Bariloche and Ushuaia via Córdoba, and also to Rosario, Mendoza, Montevideo and Santiago via Ezeiza.

The Ministry of Transport Guillermo Dietrich, said “the growth and development of Aerolíneas is, together with the investment in infrastructure and the arrival of new airlines, one of the three fundamental pillars of the plan, that’s why these kind of agreements are so important, because they expand the offer Aerolíneas has for its passengers.”