LAN Argentina is to launch codeshare services in partnership with Qantas, with three new non-stop flights per week between Sydney and Buenos Aires.The flights will commence on November 24 - subject to government approvals in Argentina and Australia - departing Sydney every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday morning.
“South America is one of the fastest-growing destinations in the world for tourism and for business, with double-digit annual growth in demand from Australia,” said Rodrigo Contreras, LAN’s General Manager Australia, New Zealand and Asia. “With three flights per week to Buenos Aires, and our current services to Santiago, Chile, via Auckland, New Zealand, we can now offer our customers a choice of gateways to South America.”
With Sydney-Santiago and Sydney-Buenos Aires flights, travellers can enter South America through one gateway airport and return home from another.
LAN Airlines’ current one-stop flights between Sydney and Santiago will continue to be operated with Airbus A340-300 aircraft, while the non-stop Sydney-Buenos Aires flights, upon which LAN Argentina will codeshare, will be operated with Qantas Boeing 747-400ER aircraft.