The U.S. and Argentina have agreed upon an amendment that liberalizes the air services agreement the two countries originally signed in
"This agreement will expand our two countries' already
strong commercial and economic ties by supporting greater air travel and
commerce," U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao said in a prepared
The agreement calls for unrestricted capacity on
air service between the U.S. and Argentina as well as open route rights, open
codesharing opportunities and no limit on the number of carriers that serve the
two countries. The agreement also commits both governments to "high
standards of safety and security," the DOT said.
Last year, U.S. and Argentine airlines carried nearly 1.8
million passengers between the two countries with nearly one million of those
passengers flying the Miami-Buenos Aires route.