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70 Years of Aerolíneas Argentinas: Some of Argentina’s History Written In the Sky

This Monday, Dec. 7 is the 70th anniversary of the day on which Aerolíneas Argentinas was formally established. The company was formally founded through decrees 26.099 and 26.100, signed by Juan Domingo Perón on this date in 1950. As a brand, Aerolíneas Argentinas had already existed for several months at the time, serving to bring together the four joint ventures that had been fully nationalized in May 1949: ALFA, FAMA, ZONDA and Aeroposta Argentina, with the goal of benefiting from…

Goodbye Penguins: Austral Líneas Aéreas Brand Disappears After Merge

At midnight on Monday, after the landing of flight AU2763, Austral Lineas Aereas operations officially ended. The brand will disappear tomorrow, Dec. 1, when the merger with Aerolíneas Argentinas is completed and it begins to operate under the callsign "Argentina." The merger process began, after a series of unsuccessful attempts…

Aerolineas Argentinas Announces International Schedule for Summer 2021

Aerolineas Argentinas announced its international flight schedule for the summer season with a significant increase in offer and frequencies by destination. Flights to Rome, New York, Bogota, Cancun, Punta Cana and Salvador de Bahia will be resumed. The tickets will include medical insurance for a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 from…

Aerolíneas Argentinas Schedules 83 International Flights for November

After the international reopening of Argentina, the national airline Aerolíneas Argentinas announced its November schedule, which includes more than 650 domestic and international operations. These scheduled flights mean an increase of 712% in its operations related to October. According to hosteltur, the Argentine airline restarted its domestic operations on October…

Argentina to Resume Flight Operations in Mid-October

The Argentinian Minister of Transport, Mario Meoni, confirmed on Thursday that in mid-October commercial flights will return and anticipated that the Government is "working to resolve as soon as possible" the normalization of activity. During the inauguration of construction works in a train station in the Province of Buenos Aires,…

Aerolíneas Argentinas Reveals Retro Livery 737

On the occasion of its 70th-anniversary celebrations, Aerolíneas Argentinas presented its aircraft with retro design and colors in a new institutional video. [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://airlinegeeks.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WhatsApp-Video-2020-09-07-at-10.39.55-AM.mp4"][/video] The plane, a Boeing 737-700, was painted in the workshops of  Fábrica Argentina de Aviones, better known as FADEA, which are located in the…

Qatar Airways Becomes Third Airline to Suspend Its Route to…

Qatar Airways joins Air New Zealand and Emirates in announcing that it will halt flights to Argentina. The three airlines confirmed that operations will not be resumed to the South American country even after the restrictions for commercial flights ends. On April 24 earlier this year Air New Zealand was…

JetSMART Announces the Opening of a Subsidiary in Peru

In a recent declaration to Gestión, JetSMART CEO Estuardo Ortiz announced that the Chilean carrier has started the process to have a Peruvian branch, which it seeks to have domestic and international routes to operate by the first half of 2021. “The Peruvian market is healthy and has grown by…

The Last Gaucho: Aerolíneas Argentinas Retires Airbus A340 Fleet

On the early morning hours on Monday, Aerolíneas Argentinas' last Airbus A340-300, registration LV-FPU of Aerolineas Argentinas, had completed its last commercial flight for the company, which means the decommissioning of the aircraft type from the carrier's active fleet. The gap will be initially covered by expanding the current Airbus…

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…