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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 be replaced with a larger aircraft, as the operating cost of the 190 - nicknamed "Penguin", as it flies with the Austral livery - is high in comparison to a…

Argentina Removes Airfare Minimums, Deregulates Domestic Market

In an unexpected move, Argentina's Minister of Transportation Guillermo Dietrich announced that national administration will no longer set minimum prices for domestic airfares, starting on August 15. This means that the market will be able to advertise tickets for flights well below the existing "price bands" that were imposed in…

Air Canada Launches Nonstop Route Between Toronto and Buenos Aires

On May 3, amidst a grey and foggy morning, the first nonstop flight between Toronto Pearson Airpor and Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport was completed, inaugurating Air Canada's newest route in Latin America. The Boeing 787-9 landed on time, around 7:25 a.m., and was received by Ignacio Ferrer, Air Canada's Country…

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…

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,…

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…

It’s Flybondi Time: First Day of Ticket Sales Surpasses All…

In the fast-growing Argentinian commercial aviation market, Flybondi, a new player, has begun selling tickets, 5,000 of them in the first four hours. The expectation for these tickets was high. After a long and intense advertising and brand positioning campaign, Flybondi was set to define its first routes, the schedule for…

Photos: Aerolineas Argentinas Receives Its First Boeing 737 MAX 8

On Thursday, Aerolineas Argentinas' first Boeing 737 MAX 8 arrived at Ezeiza Airport, after completing its delivery flight. [caption id="attachment_17492" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The airline's first 737 MAX[/caption] Earlier this week, on Wednesday, the aircraft, with registration LV-GVD took its first leg from Boeing's facilities in Washington State to Punta Cana,…