The Slow and Painful Decay of LATAM Argentina

There are winners and losers in the fast-growing, quick-changing Latin American aviation market. After a few years of uncertainty, LATAM Holdings is ready to take the next step and start the European route expansion it has been chasing for a long while. But the expansion and consolidation efforts are sending…

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…

Turboprop Experience: Onboard Avianca Argentina’s ATR 72-600

On Wednesday, Avianca Argentina operated the inaugural flight between Buenos Aires and Santa Fe route. I was kindly invited by the company to take a ride and report on it. The all-day journey started really early, just like when I took the Federal Flight in which Aerolineas Argentinas presented its…

Flybondi Receives Fourth Aircraft and Gets Key Approval

On May 12, Argentina's new low-cost-carrier Flybondi received its fourth Boeing 737-800, after a long ferry flight which started in France. The aircraft, formerly operated by Turkish Airlines, spent about a month in Montpellier for its cabin configuration and livery painting. Also, its original registration TC-JGH was replaced with the…

Norwegian Air Argentina Returns Its First Aircraft Before Starting Operations

Due to recent delivery delays, and in a fast-growing demand within the European domestic market, Norwegian Air Argentina is decommissioning its only Boeing 737-800, which will return to Europe and fly routes of its main branch. The aircraft, with Argentinian registration LV-HQH, completed a series of flights and now awaits…

TAP Air Portugal Plans to Fly from Lisbon to Buenos…

Portugal's flag-carrier TAP Air Portugal announced that it will open a route between the European country and Argentina in 2019. The announcement was made at an event being held at Portugal's Embassy in Buenos Aires. TAP representatives made the announcement in the company of Portugal's Tourism Vice Minister Ana Mendes Godinho,…

American Airlines Adds New Routes to Argentina, Reduces Brazil Flights

American Airlines announced on March 27 that beginning Dec. 19, 2018 it will commence operating the Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport to Los Angeles (LAX) route, in a three-services per week schedule. The aircraft of choice for the route is the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, with 30 fully lie-flat seats in Business…

17 Million Passengers by 2021: Argentina’s Main Airport Gets a…

There are some things that can be considered a tradition in Argentina: the Tango, the wines, the asado (Argentine version of barbecue) and the presentation of a plan to renew and/or overhaul Argentina’s main airport, Ezeiza. Every three years on average, for the last 45 years, there is a fancy…

Aerolineas Argentinas Invests Almost $10 Million in IT Systems

Aerolíneas Argentinas is completing an investment of $9.8 million as part of the modernization of its computer systems. In this process, a new data center was set up, two new powerful computers are being incorporated and progress will be made in the expansion of data storage capacity. The objective is…