LAN Argentina authorized to fly from Aeroparque to Chile and Brazil

The National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC) authorized the airline LAN Argentina to operate the routes of Santiago de Chile and San Pablo from Aeroparque, which had been requested by the company in 2010 and that the ANAC itself had dismissed with a resolution in 2011 .

Since the resolution 346, which in March 2010 determined the internationalization of Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, the different companies that at that time operated to and from those destinations from Ezeiza, requested permission to operate from Aeroparque regional routes, mainly to Brazil and Chile .

Thus, Aerolíneas, LAN Argentina and Austral Líneas Aéreas, which were later joined by Gol, TAM and LAN Airlines (LAN Chile) began their operations in the neighboring countries, allowing also the connection in Aeroparque of the domestic flights, saving time to the passengers when avoiding the connecting transfer to Ezeiza.

However, on December 6, 2011, the ANAC issued resolution 994, which terminated internationalization for LAN Argentina. As of that date, the company which is based in our country, but with Chilean capital, had to return operations of these routes from Ezeiza.

Later, Alejandro Granados, head of ANAC, argued that Aeroparque was very congested, but a week earlier he had authorized Austral on new regional routes. The measure did not affect LAN Chile, which could continue operating to Santiago from Aeroparque without problems.

After the change of government on December 10, 2015, LAN Argentina submitted to ANAC a repeal request of the resolution that did not allow them to fly to Chile and Brazil.  It was finally decided to repeal resolution 994 and establish again the internationalization of the Aeroparque for LAN Argentina.

Event at Argentinean Embassy in London

Thanks to the support of the INPROTUR we are glad to share the success of a great event we organized last November at the Argentinean Embassy in the United Kingdom in London continuing the  promotion of Argentina within the British market.

Special guests enjoyed a high-end variety of Argentinean wines of Salentein, Tempus Alba and Casa de Uco wineries, in combination with our traditional “empanadas” and a very intimate live tango performance.

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Argentina Launches ‘Cocin.Ar’ Plan To Boost Gastronomic Tourism

The National Institute of Tourism Promotion (INPROTUR) launches a program to promote Argentinean tourism and local cuisine by boosting a gastronomic tourism promotion program.

Alfajores, empanadas , Malbec and “parrillas”  will reach every part of the World!

The Tourism Ministry has announced a new plan called “Cocin.Ar” — a play on words between cocinar (“to cook”) and .ar (the web domain for Argentina) — to map out the various food specialties found in each region of the country and promote gastronomic or culinary tourism: the exploration of food as the driving force behind travel.

The aim of the project is to revalue the cultural-gastronomic history of Argentina, develop cultural tourism and position Argentine cuisine at international levels.

Gustavo Santos, Minister of Tourism spoke extensively about this plan; the first step will be creating a “forum for the planning and development of gastronomic tourism in each province.” The first meeting of culinary experts will take place in the Province of Catamarca. Then, “regional reports, covering strategies, programs and projects to be developed will be drawn.” The third phase will end with “the formulation of the National Development Plan 2017-2027 for Gastronomic Tourism, which will target the development of the Gastronomic Tourism Map of Argentina.”

The map will allow tourists to pick affordable packages that include transportation, accommodation and tours. Santos explained that these different routes will improve not just tourism in each region but other areas such as infrastructure, roads and hotels. Other government bureaus such as the Ministries of Science, Technology and Education will also be involved in developing the project.

“Argentina has great culinary diversity, which is reaching new worldwide heights with chefs like Mauro Colagreco and Germán Martitegui. We want to continue that trend, helping young cheffs with extraordinary potential.”

As part of the Gastronomic Plan, the ministry will provide postgraduate degrees in Argentine cuisine. The program will be 2 year long, and will include both practical and theoretic elements, with the hope that a “new generation of chefs” will promote Argentine cuisine around the world.