The number of Argentine residents flying overseas in November fell 19.8 percent, the INDEC statistic bureau reported.
An estimated 276,598 Argentine residents left the country in November. The data represent "an inter-annual decline of 19.8 percent" compared to November 2017, the entity reported.
The slump was the first year-on-year drop for any month in 2018 compared to the previous year. In fact, in the first 11 months of 2018, total international air departures among Argentine residents rose 0.3 percent on average for a total of 4.2 million individual trips.
The country's two main international hubs, Ezeiza and Aeroparque, reported 224,206 Argentine departures in November, representing a 20.3 percent year-on-year decline among the two airports.