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HiFly's Airbus A380 at the gate following arrival at Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires. (Photo: Sebastian Borsero)

Chasing the Blue Whale: An AvGeeks’ 10-Day Journey to Spot Argentina’s First Airbus A380 Revenue…

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 aircraft, but the small group of aviation enthusiasts undoubtedly catching the flu, including myself, is confident in their mission. We are awaiting the first Airbus A380 to visit Argentina for…

Iran’s Mahan Air Operates Flight to Venezuela, Seeks Permanent Connection

Just after 9:30 a.m. on Monday, April 8, an unusual visitor arrived at Simón Bolívar International Airport in Caracas, Venezuela. A Mahan Air Airbus A340-600 landed in the Venezuelan capital after a 15-hour flight from Tehran, Iran. A rare routing for the Iranian carrier, the flight was not bringing Iranian…

Emptying Skies: Tracing International Connectivity in Venezuela

With American Airlines pulling out of Venezuela last week following increased political and social unrest, conceding with the retirement of U.S. diplomatic forces from the country, international outbound connectivity from Venezuela has been halted with very few carriers operating flights out of the country. As an attempt to show how…

American Airlines Suspends Service to Venezuela

Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines has announced that it will be suspending service to Venezuela due to rising security concerns and unrest in the nation. American was the remaining major U.S. carrier that was still offering service to the Latin American nation. The decision to suspend the service came after…

Aerolineas Argentinas Suspends Flights to Venezuela as Economic Activity Worsens

Aerolineas Argentinas is the latest of a growing list of airlines to indefinitely suspend flights to the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, citing concerns over security in Venezuela due to increasing violence and immense political uncertainty. This suspension follows a temporary suspension announced in early August due to “operative matters” likely…