Starting in July, LAN will be the only airline offering the route Santiago-Mendoza. Aerolineas Argentinas starts from the second half daily flight between the two cities, said the general manager of the State firm to Andean media, Adrian Regueira. That destination let him offer since the year 2000. According to figures of the Junta Aeronautica Civil (JAC), between January and February this year Airlines carried 30,000 passengers (2.7% of the total) corresponding to the route Santiago-Buenos Aires. Regueira further reported that will increase from two to three flights weekly between Mendoza and Bariloche, Salta and Iguazu travel respectively.

Aerolineas Argentinas approved hiring of new commercial operations and flight, central systems that will improve passenger care and optimize fuel consumption, the company said. Moreover, Aerolineas Argentinas hired new commercial operations and flight systems. The recruitment was carried out with the business Sabre and Lufthansa Systems, leaders in the aviation market, which will be responsible for implementing – in the next twelve months – change of systems that will offer the most modern computing tools on the market. This fact implies a technological leap that not occurred at the company for more than ten years, and constitutes a requirement demanded (the company) by the Sky Team Alliance, airlines, it said in a statement. Addition, the company pointed out that the procurement of these services was made at a price which is 17 per cent lower that was previously paid. According to the State-owned company, the new computer system of the commercial area will substantially improve the passenger service and internal efficiency in the decision-making process, while for flight operations will enable greater agility in the firm and an optimization of fuel consumption.