Throwback Thursday
A Southern Winds CRJ-100 sits on the ramp. (Photo: Aero Icarus from Zürich, Switzerland [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

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. Founded in 1996 with financial assistance from Canada and a contract signed with Aerolíneas Argentinas for it to feed AR hubs, Southern Winds started domestic operations with nine Bombardier CRJ-200s…