Argentinian airlines “walk towards sustainability and economic balance of your accounts“and the investment that the State makes in the company “is less and less,” reported the director of Communication and Institutional Relations of Aerolíneas Argentinas, Carlos Figueroa.
“Aerolíneas billed 300 million dollars in the first half of the year for ticket sales abroad. If it did not exist, those dollars would be in the accounts of international companies,” Figueroa warned in dialogue with Radio Con Vos.
He added that “every time an Argentine leaves the country and buys his Aerolíneas Argentinas ticket”, he is “preventing the exit of dollars from the Central (Bank)”.
Figueroa also pointed out that the transfers that the State makes for the company to balance its accounts, “fortunately, it is less and less.”
“As (Economy Minister) Sergio Massa said, we are at zero pesos in budget execution for this 2023 and in 2022 we will end up with 67% budget execution,” he said.
Figueroa specified that “Aerolíneas is moving towards sustainability and the economic balance of its accounts”, and remarked that the investment made by the State “is absolutely virtuous in terms of economic development of the country, tax collection, tourist income”.
“As (Economy Minister) Sergio Massa said, we are at zero pesos in budget execution for this 2023 and in 2022 we will end up with 67% budget execution”Carlos Figueroa
In this regard, he stated that if the country “is full of Brazilians” it is because “the State puts a structure and a tourist promotion for that to happen.”
“Today more people fly in Argentina than in 2019 and we also want more and more Argentines to fly”raised.
On the other hand, he held that “with alternative airlines the fare difference is small”and that if they are considered in the calculation “how much did the carry on cost, the large suitcase, choose a seat, the difference is not such”.
Likewise, he said that “in times of high demand, such as the winter season, the tickets of the competition are more expensive”, but that in Airlines “for social responsibility, we have blocked the highest rates”, to the point that if what you are looking for is “a ticket for within 15 days, those of Airlines are cheaper than those of the competition”.
Penacca criticized the opposition for proposing to privatize Aerolíneas Argentinas
The deputy of the Front of All (FdT) Paula Penacca today criticized the opposition for proposing to privatize strategic companies in Argentina with the excuse of generating “savings” for the State, and recalled that the head of the Buenos Aires Government, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, “concessed public services” to interests that harmed the public sector such as “the hauling service” of vehicles “operated by businessman Marcelo Violante” in the City of Buenos Aires.
“There is no way to think that a strategic company like Aerolíneas Argentinas will be in private hands again. Those who want to privatize it say they want to save money for the State, but they are the ones who steal from people, as Larreta did with the haulage service in CABA”Penacca pointed out in statements to Radio Nacional’s FM Folklórica.
The parliamentary secretary of the FdT bloc, and a member of La Cámpora, thus defended the project that prohibits selling the shares of the state company without the support of two-thirds of the members of Congress.
The initiative presented by the national deputy Máximo Kirchner, aims to avoid that in the future “a scrapping” of Aerolíneas Argentina is attempted without the intervention of Congress.
The legislator pointed out that “the bill presented by Máximo Kirchner raises one more safeguard to protect a strategic company.”
“If the opposition wants to privatize the company again, now it has to go through Congress, and an aggravated majority is required. Any political decision that has such a strong impact on a country model, it is important that it be debated in Congress. We already said it with the taking of the foreign debt that (former President Mauricio) Macri did between roosters and midnight.”
In this sense, the legislator and pre-candidate for his re-election stressed that “today Aerolíneas Argentinas is a thriving company, which is growing.”
“Today Aerolíneas transports from the moment in which more than double the passengers it transported at that time was nationalized. It reduces its deficit year by year, today it uses money from the Treasury budgeted for last year”he pointed.