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Norwegian Argentina Boeing 737-800 and JetSMART Airbus A320 in Neuquén (Photo: Pablo Diaz- Airlinegeeks)

The Buenos Aires Aeroparque Slots Saga

Argentina's commercial aviation market is impacted by a myriad of factors that have little, if anything, to do with commercial aviation. One of the best examples of this is the story of two companies  – or three, or four – and the slots at the country's main domestic airport: Buenos Aires' Aeroparque. In 2016, Mauricio Macri's government launched an ambitious plan to revamp commercial aviation in Argentina. The plan was named "Revolution of the Planes," and it sounded too good…

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…

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…

Flybondi’s Founder Steps Down From Airline After Leaked Political Message

Argentina's political and economic situation has been boiling in recent months, bringing uncertainty to the recently-opened domestic aviation market of the South American country. What should have been a joyful week for Flybondi, Argentina's first ultra-low-cost carrier that just celebrated its two millionth passenger, turned into a media nightmare as…

United Suspends Two International Routes

An internal memo to United Airlines employees has revealed that the airline is suspending two international routes, Newark-Buenos Aires and Chicago-Hong Kong. The airline will also move forward the scheduled suspension of its Guam-Hong Kong route. No official announcement has been made but the internal memo has been leaked online…

United Suspends Two International Routes

An internal memo to United Airlines employees has revealed that the airline is suspending two international routes, Newark-Buenos Aires and Chicago-Hong Kong. The airline will also move forward the scheduled suspension of its Guam-Hong Kong route. No official announcement has been made but the internal memo has been leaked online…

Chasing the Blue Whale: An AvGeeks’ 10-Day Journey to Spot…

It's quarter to 1 a.m. on a cold winter night in Buenos Aires with temperatures around 37 degrees. Three lights appear in the pitch-black sky and grow brighter as they approach, perfectly aligned with Runway 11 at Ezeiza International Airport. It is hard to see any detail of the approaching…

Flybondi to Start Flights to Brazil, Keeps Low-Cost Growth in…

The low-cost wave in South America is starting to take the first steps into international operations as Argentina's first low-cost airline, Flybondi, announced it will start flights between Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. The flights will operate between the airline's main base at Buenos Aires' El Palomar Airport to…

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…

Perfect Timing: Edelweiss Extends Leisure Travel Business Model to Argentina

As analysts, we tend to think about commercial aviation in a country merely considering the outbound routes and the domestic connections. But by forgetting the inbound aspect of the operation, we miss half of the picture. Last week, in an event held in Buenos Aires, Lufthansa Group's airline Edelweiss announced…