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Avianca Argentina Suspends Long-Awaited International Route

Avianca Argentina, part of the Synergy group which also owns the troubled Avianca Brazil, announced it will not be operating its much-awaited international route from its base in Buenos Aires to Sao Paulo Guarulhos, which was set to begin on February 5 with seven weekly frequencies. In a press release, the airline attributed the decision to the looming national and international economic context in which on one hand, Argentina is suffering from the consequences of a 40 percent devaluation in…

Flybondi Continues Domestic Expansion Despite Growing Pains

Argentina's Flybondi has announced seven new routes to its domestic route network, adding more pressure to its operational strategy serving 13 domestic and two international destinations with a fleet of five Boeing 737-800s. The Yellow low-cost carrier will now serve Cordoba to Neuquén, Cordoba to Salta and Mendoza to Neuquén…

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…

Argentina’s Flybondi Begins Flying Internationally

Start-up and low-cost airline Flybondi took off in January looking to revolutionize the Argentinean aviation industry by providing low fares that would open up air travel to a greater percentage of the public. Now, with a fleet of five aircraft and 13 domestic destinations throughout Argentina, the carrier has expanded beyond…

Interview: Norwegian Air Argentina CEO Ole Christian Melhus

Last week, during the inaugural flight of the new route between Buenos Aires and Bariloche, we got a chance to speak with Norwegian Air Argentina's CEO. Onboard LV-ISQ, NAA's third Boeing 737-800, we reviewed the first month and a half since the beginning of operations, and a quick review of…

Argentina: Domestic Market Grows While International Traffic Plunges

The Argentinian Aviation Authority has released its statistics for the month of October, which show a steady growth on domestic traffic, but a steep descent in international passenger demand. October is a key month for Argentinian aviation as Norwegian Air Argentina recently began service amongst a field of various low-cost…

Iberia Announces More Routes for New A350s, South American Expansion

Spanish flag carrier Iberia has announced a major route expansion for its latest aircraft, the Airbus A350-900XWB, which will now serve Chicago and Buenos Aires, Argentina in addition to New York. First delivered to the airline in June, the newest aircraft type in Iberia’s fleet started out on intra-European routes…

Aerolineas Argentinas Adjusts its Strategy, Prepares for a Fierce Domestic…

Last week, Aerolineas Argentinas' CEO, Luis Malvido, presented the company's strategic plan for the next three years. The four pillars on which the strategy is based are sustainability, the development of the network, excellence in service, and adherence to processes and transparency; all under the umbrella of security as an essential…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Southern Winds Airlines

In the controversial 1990s, Argentina's economy experienced a boom, a boom that can be only compared with its catastrophic awakening in the 2000s. We can say the same thing about Southern Winds, an Argentinian carrier that lasted nine years and whose incredible growth was just a buildup for its demise.…

Norwegian Air Argentina Begins Operations

October 16 is a date that will be remembered in Argentina as the day the commercial aviation market changed forever. Norwegian Air Argentina, the local branch of the European holding, started operations with three flights onto its first two routes: Buenos Aires to Cordoba and Buenos Aires to Mendoza. Norwegian's…