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An Interview With Aerolíneas Argentinas’ New Vice President

After Alberto Fernandez took office, succeeding Mauricio Macri as Argentina's President, one of the big questions of the local commercial aviation market was who will take charge of the state-owned carrier, Aerolíneas Argentinas. Pablo Ceriani was appointed CEO of the Aerolineas holding, in a move that was perceived as a continuation of Mariano Recalde's presidency (2009-2015), in which Ceriani served as Chief Financial Officer. An Aerolineas Argentinas A330-200 departs from JFK (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind) Last week, a small…

Airlines Reach Compensation Agreements on 737 MAX

Several operators of the Boeing 737 MAX reached compensation agreements with Boeing this week, following the grounding of the variant in March 2019. American Airlines issued a statement expressing that a portion of that confidential agreement will be shared with the company's employees: "American Airlines shared with its team today…

Human Traffic Incident Thwarted on Aerolineas Argentinas Flight

In a recent statement, Aerolineas Argentinas said that during the boarding of flight 2260, operated by Austral, on December 23 operating between Buenos Aires and Asunción, a passenger informed the cabin crew to have seen a “strange” situation at the time of check-in between a woman and a man who…

Amid 737 MAX Crisis, Boeing Board Boots CEO Dennis Muilenburg

Boeing announced that, effective immediately, Dennis Muilenburg is no longer the company's CEO. In a brief statement issued Monday morning, the builder said that the Board of Directors "decided that a change in leadership was necessary to restore confidence in the Company moving forward as it works to repair relationships…

Sky Airlines Expands to Miami with Airbus A321XLR Order

The Airbus A321XLR is gaining momentum in Latin America, as more and more carriers are selecting the extra-long range variant of the latest addition to the A320neo family. This time, Chilean ultra-low-cost carrier SKY has ordered 10 aircraft to complement its current fleet. The new order will bring SKY to…

JetSmart Slated to Take over Norwegian Air Argentina Operations

A rumor that began to circulate last week was officially confirmed on Wednesday: JetSmart will take over Norwegian Air Argentina's operations  "effective immediately," as emphasized in a statement issued by the Nordic airline. "To minimize the impact on passengers, JetSMART will continue to operate scheduled Norwegian Air Argentina flights from…

United Orders 50 Airbus A321XLRs, Defers A350 Deliveries

A decision from United was expected in relation to the replacement of the airline's aging Boeing 757 fleet that still operates in the coveted North Atlantic route segment among others. And that decision finally arrived on Tuesday; the carrier announced that starting in 2024, it will incorporate 50 Airbus A321XLR…

Norwegian’s Argentinian Venture Set to Cease Operations

Amidst local, global and internal factors, Norwegian seems to be taking steps to sell or close its Argentinian subsidiary, Norwegian Air Argentina (NAA).  According to different sources, JetSmart Argentina would absorb the carrier's operations and set foot in Buenos Aires Aeroparque, abandoning El Palomar airport, currently affected by a judiciary…

Madrid Poised to Become Major European Hub with IAG’s Air…

IAG announced the purchase of Air Europa for a value of one billion euros. The holding company of Iberia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Vueling, and Level said that the operation "offers significant potential synergies in terms of costs and revenues." IAG informed that the acquisition should be completed in the…

Swiss to Ground A220 Fleet for Engine Inspections

Swiss has confirmed that it will inspect the Airbus A220 due to engine problems. This passage to the workshop will result in the cancellations of flights, said the carrier on Tuesday without providing further details. The decision is a direct consequence of two engine In-Flight Shut Down (IFSD) events, which…