Do you know how every time you want to buy something to eat or drink at Buenos Aires’ main airports you wonder if you accidentally entered a five-star restaurant usually frequented by the Queen of England, because otherwise you can’t conceive that everything is so expensive? Well, those days are over.
Since Wednesday, Ezeiza and Aeroparque airports have 25 stores that as part of a program jointly developed by the entity regulating national airports (Ornsa) and the company that owns Aeropuertos Argentina 2000.
These stores will offer cheaper menus they will call “low-cost,” which will be between 30 and 40 percent cheaper than the ones that are traditionally offered. According to a press release, stores like McDonald’s, Starbucks and Hard Rock Café are to join the initiative – though this has yet to be confirmed.
For example, you will now have the possibility to buy the classic combo of latte, orange juice and two medialunas for AR$ 65, instead of the AR$ 115 most cafes charge. Moreover, the airports will also set new vending machines selling products at cheaper prices: a coffee will cost AR$ 20, soft drinks AR$ 30 and sandwiches – though it hasn’t been specified what kind – AR$ 40.