December 7, 2013
Recalde warns 'not that easy' for AA to fly in Chile
Aerolíneas Argentina CEO Mariano Recalde considered “not that easy” that Argentina’s air flag carrier could operate in the Chilean internal flight market and renewed claims for LAN to clear its Jorge Newberry metropolitan airport hangar.
In statements to a local radio station, Recalde explained trade policies in the Andean country make competition difficult for Aerolíneas Argentinas (AA), thus contradicting LAN’s head Ignacio Cueto who had said a domestic flight option was “viable” for Argentina’s company.
“If they don’t proceed with the extension works (in the Jorge Newberry airport), then they will have to start flying from the Ezeiza (terminal),” the Kirchnerite head of Aerolíneas Argentina insisted and questioned this week’s injuction that stopped the eviction of the LAN hangar.