Tourism boom with 600 thousand people touring the country by plane, bus and train

At least 600,000 people traveled by plane, train and bus during this long weekend, reported Monday the Ministry of Transportwhich considers that this movement boosts national tourism and anticipates an intense winter season.

Of that total, 331,000 passengers traveled by air, 250,000 by long-distance bus and 19,000 by train, also long-distance.

In the air sector, from Friday to today, 2,309 flights took place, between international and domestic, which transported more than 331,000 people.

Domestic flights were 1,810 and transported 259,820 passengers, operated by Aerolineas Argentinas, Flybondi, Jetsmart and Sky Airlines, with Mendoza, San Carlos de Bariloche, Salta, San Miguel de Tucumán, Córdoba and Puerto Iguazú as the main destinations.

In the same period, more than 19,000 people traveled on long-distance trains to Mar del Plata (8,932), Córdoba (1,521), Tucumán (1,497), Junín (1,802), Bragado (540), Bahía Blanca (1,182), Rosario (2,381), Pinamar (567) and Rufino (746), according to information provided by Trenes Argentinos Operaciones.

Regarding the movement of long-distance buses, 4,500 services arrived and departed from the Retiro terminal in Buenos Aires and mobilized at least 250,000 people.

The Minister of Transport, Alexis Guerrera, expressed in this regard that “the excellent traffic figures for this long weekend predict a very good season for these winter holidays that will benefit the entire tourism sector.”

Guerrera clarified that this occurs “not only towards the classic winter destinations, because despite the cold, the trains towards the Atlantic coast also had a very important movement, similar to that of the long weekends of the rest of the year, so We anticipate that tourism this winter will reach all destinations”.

Long-distance train services have been registering plenty of passengers in their formations since the beginning of May and are already sold out for the next winter holidays.

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