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Aerolíneas Argentinas to Connect Buenos Aires and Orlando Despite Impending Long-Haul Strain

Aerolíneas Argentinas on Tuesday announced the opening of a new non-stop route from Buenos Aires to Orlando. What will be only the third route to the United States for the Argentine flag carrier, the new connection will begin on Dec. 9 and with three weekly frequencies. The new and only direct flight between Buenos Aires and Orlando will be offering during the Argentine holiday season between Dec. 9 and March 21. Beyond that date, the frequency with which the service…

Aerolineas Argentinas Doubles Down on Madrid Service

Aerolíneas Argentinas announced that it will have an operation of two daily flights to Madrid starting in July. Besides the usual redeye flight departing at 23.55 local, a second flight will be added daily at 12.10, arriving to Madrid late at night. This is an extension of the current strategy…

Aerolineas Argentinas Sets Tight Due Date for Fleet Replacement

In a changing and challenging commercial aviation market such as the Argentinian one, there are two long-awaited decisions that suffered significant delays in the last months. Those are Aerolíneas Argentinas' fleet replacement selections, both in the 100-seat and the long-haul segments. On one hand, the 96-seater Embraer 190AR is to…

Argentina’s Newly Deregulated Domestic Market Exceeds All Sales Expectations

August 1 marked the first day in which Argentina's domestic market band prices for airfares were effectively removed resulting in a staggering number of over 100,000 tickets sold in one day. For a market that, in 2017, represented roughly 18 million passengers, the numbers doubled the average sale. Following a…

How Aerolineas Argentinas is Cutting Costs by Revising Old Contracts

A few weeks ago, at the presentation of Aerolineas Argentinas' financial statements, it was mentioned that, in the effort to rationalize expenses, the company had renegotiated a contract with Sabre for the provision and maintenance of the GDS (Global Distribution System) suite. This contract is a long-standing legacy of American…

Aerolineas Argentinas Seeks to Overhaul Loyalty Program

Last week, two announcements were made in Argentina's Official Gazette by Aerolíneas Argentinas, as required by law. The Argentine flag carrier issued a technical document that listed the problems and challenges with its loyalty program, Arplus, identified as a challenge that could not be solved by any local consulting firm. The second…

First Look: Aerolineas Argentinas Opens New Hangar in Buenos Aires

Aerolineas Argentinas announced the launch of the so-called "Hangar 5," one of the most modern and largest in the region with a total surface area of 12,017 square meters and a system of bridge cranes that sweep the central area of the hangar covering the fuselage of the aircraft and…

Aerolineas Argentinas: Good Decisions Amid Bad Luck

Last weekend, a major storm hit the Buenos Aires metropolitan area and seemed to focus on Aeroparque Jorge Newbery's ramp. As Aerolíneas Argentinas' main domestic hub, a significant part of its Boeing 737 fleet was stationed there and was exposed to damage from hail and lightning. When the storm was over,…