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Aerolineas Argentinas is axing its Sydney-Buenos Aires flights in a move which will see the South American airline exit the Australian market.
A spokesperson at the airline's Sydney office confirmed the Sydney-Buenos Aires service, which currently runs three days a week, has been cancelled as of 2 April 2014.
This will leave Qantas and LAN – both members of the oneworld alliance – as the sole airlines offering direct services between Sydney and South America, although their flights arrive into Santiago, Chile.
That's an obvious inconvenience if you want to go to Buenos Aires, but just about everyone else heading for South America will find that Santiago is the better choice as LAN's hub offers far more connections to other destinations.
Aerolineas Argentinas began direct services from Sydney to Buenos Aires in April last year, dropping its previous Auckland stopover as part of a worldwide route overhaul to boost the focus on Europe and developing more South America routes.
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