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Aerolineas Argentinas orders four Airbus A330-200s

Aerolíneas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) has signed a purchase agreement for four Airbus A330-200s to renew and consolidate their widebody fleet. Aerolíneas Argentinas will announce the engine selection at a later date.

Argentina’s flagship carrier will deploy the new A330 aircraft for medium and long haul routes from their Buenos Aires hub to destinations throughout Latin America, Europe and the United States. The airline currently operates eight Airbus A340-300s (above), four A340-200s and four A330-200s.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. The new Airbus A330-200s will help replace the older aging Airbus A340-200s and A340-300s. A340-313X LV-CSF (man 128) lands on runway 27 at Miami International Airport.

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Aerolineas Argentinas finalizes its order for 20 Boeing 737-800s

Aerolineas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) , the flag carrier of Argentina, and Boeing (Chicago) have completed an agreement for 20 Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes.

At a signing ceremony in Buenos Aires, Dr. Mariano Recalde, president of Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral Lineas Aereas, and Van Rex Gallard, vice president of Sales, Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, formalized the agreement, which will help Aerolineas build on a fleet of 26 Next-Generation 737s currently operated by the Argentine carrier.

Gallard noted that the agreement extends a long legacy of partnership between Boeing and Aerolineas Argentinas. “Our partnership with Aerolineas extends back to the days of the Douglas DC-3″.

Copyright Photo: Malcolm Nason/AirlinersGallery.com. The pictured former Airberlin Boeing 737-86J D-ABBA (msn 30570) became LV-CTC with Aerolineas Argentinas.

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LAN Argentina is evicted from its hangar in Buenos Aires, can it survive?

LAN Argentina (Buenos Aires) has been served notice to terminate its maintenance hangar lease at the downtown Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Airport in Buenos Aires. The Argentine airline of the LATAM Group is being evicted from the Aeroparque hangar although it has been faithfully paying its rent and has a contract through 2023. The carrier needs the hangar to maintain operations in Argentina. LAN Argentina has stated it will take the forced eviction to court in Argentina.

The airline competes against state-run Aerolineas Argentinas (Buenos Aires). According to this report by the BBC, the current government of Argentina, headed by Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has been accused of protecting state-run companies in the past.

Meanwhile the government of Argentina has accused LAN Airlines and LAN Argentina of stirring up worker sentiment against Argentina.

Read the full report from the BBC: CLICK HERE

Read the full report from Reuters: CLICK HERE

Read analysis by Argentina Airline News: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Bernardo Andrade/AirlinersGallery.com. LAN Argentina’s Airbus A320-233 LV-BFO (msn 1877) in the Oneworld scheme, taxies at Aeroparque. The government wants to reportedly reserve the convenient downtown airport for the exclusive use of Aerolineas Argentinas and its subsidiary Austral.

Video: Arriving over Buenos Aires and landing at AEP:

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Aerolineas Argentinas puts retired Boeing 737-236 LV-ZYG on display at Tecnópolis in Buenos Aires

Aerolineas Argentinas 737-200 LV-ZYG (10)(Grd) Buenos Aires (Aerolineas)(LR)

Aerolíneas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) is displaying its retired former British Airways Boeing 737-236 LV-ZYG (msn 21795) at the Tecnópolis Fair in Villa Martelli, Buenos Aires (see map below). The fair was created in 2010 to show the achievements of the Argentine government over the past 200 years of the modern history of the country. The former airliner is displayed in the new 2010 livery of Aerolíneas Argentinas. The display features LCD displays on each window to simulate the takeoff, the flight and the landing of a real aircraft.

There are groups of up to 75 people that have to check-in (as in an airport) before boarding the Boeing 737. The show lasts around 15 minutes.
LV-ZYG was unassembled at the airport and trucked to the city location, reassembled and then “painted’ in the new livery of Aerolíneas Argentinas using stickers.
For more information: CLICK HERE
Copyright Photo: Aerolíneas Argentinas via Alvaro Romero/ModoCharlie.com.
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Aerolineas Argentinas to lease four Airbus A330-200s from ILFC

Aerolineas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) has signed a contract to lease four Airbus A330-200s from International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC).

Deliveries of the aircraft are scheduled to take place later this year. This is a new type for AR.

Copyright Photo: John Adlard/AirlinersGallery.com. The newer A330-200s are likely to replace four of the older A340-300s. Airbus A340-313X LV-CSX (msn 373) is pictured at Sydney in the updated 2010 livery.

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Air Lease Corporation announces the placement of six new Boeing 737-800s with Aerolíneas Argentinas

Air Lease Corporation (Los Angeles) announced a lease agreement with Aerolíneas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) for six new Boeing 737-800 aircraft, each on lease for twelve years. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery between November 2014 and February 2016.

Copyright Photo: Marcelo F. De Biasi. Boeing 737-86J LV-CTC (msn 30570) lands at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Airport in downtown Buenos Aires.

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Aerolineas Argentinas to post its largest loss in 2012

Aerolineas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) is estimating it will lose around $976 million in 2012, its largest deficit recorded in the last 21 years. On average, the airline has lost close to $2.7 million per day. since July 2008, according to this report by Noticias.

Read the full report (in Spanish): CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Carl Cornil. Boeing 737-7Q8 LV-CYJ (msn 30647) arrives at Barcelona.

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Aerolineas Argentinas departs from Auckland for the final time

Aerolineas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) as planned, dropped the Auckland, New Zealand stop and started flying the Buenos Aires-Sydney route as a nonstop route via Antarctica three days a week on July 1.

Copyright Photo: Colin Hunter. Airbus A340-313X LV-CSE (msn 126) climbs away from AKL bound for Sydney and the last time at Auckland during daylight. LV-CSE returned later in the day after dark for its final flight via Auckland to Buenos Aires.

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Austral Lineas Aereas replaces Aerolineas Argentinas on the Buenos Aires-Santago route

Austral Lineas Aereas (Buenos Aires) has replaced Aerolineas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) on the Buenos Aires (Ezeiza) (EZE)-Santiago (SCL) route. AR has flown the route for over 60 years.

Copyright Photo: Alvaro Romero. Austral’s Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW LV-CET (msn 19000383) rises above the ground haze at SCL.

Aerolineas Argentinas to fly nonstop Buenos Aires-Sydney starting on July 1

Aerolineas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) will drop the Auckland stop and start flying the Buenos Aires-Sydney as a nonstop route via Antarctica three days a week starting on July 1 per a report by Mensajero.web.

On February 1 the company retired its last Boeing 747 as we previously reported. The airline now operates 11 Airbus A340-200/300s on its international routes.

The airline is also increasing its frequencies on routes to Barcelona, Bogota, Caracas and Miami.

Read the full report (in Spanish): CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Pepscl.

Aerolineas Argentinas Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Will Aerolineas Argentinas ever fly to the Falkland Islands?

Aerolineas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) may yet fly to the Falkland Islands (known as the Islas Malvinas in Argentina). President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez, has proposed approaching the United Kingdom about agreeing to a new bilateral agreement that would permit a weekly flight by Aerolineas Argentinas from Buenos Aires to Stanley. However this proposal would probably meet political opposition in Argentina.

Read the full story from Argus: CLICK HERE

Of course many people in Argentina still remember the undeclared Falklands War between Britain and Argentina. The Falklands War began on Friday April 2, 1982, when Argentine forces invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. The British government dispatched a naval task force to engage the Argentine Navy and Air Force, and retake the islands by amphibious assault. The resulting conflict lasted 74 days and ended with the Argentine surrender on June 14, 1982, which returned the islands to British control. 649 Argentine military personnel, 255 British military personnel and three Falkland Islanders died during the conflict.

The Falkland Islands are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean, located over 250 nautical miles (460 km; 290 miles) east of Argentina. The archipelago comprises East Falkland, West Falkland, and 776 lesser islands.Stanley, the capital and only city, is on East Falkland. The islands are a self-governing British Overseas Territory, with the United Kingdom responsible for its defense and foreign affairs.

Falkland Islands Government Air Service (FIGAS) (Stanley) is the local UK airline that operates scheduled passenger services throughout the Falkland Islands with Britten-Norman Islanders.

Copyright Photo: Marcelo F. De Biasi.

Aerolineas Argentinas Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Aerolineas Argentinas retires its last Boeing 747 on February 1

Aerolineas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) has operated the Boeing 747 since 1974. The company operated its last Boeing 747 flight on February 1, 2012 with LV-AXF operating the flight from Madrid back to Buenos Aires.

Copyright Photo: Marcelo F. De Biasi. Please click on the photo for additional information.

Aerolineas Argentinas Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Aerolineas Argentinas prepares to add two former Airberlin Boeing 737-800s

Aerolineas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) is adding a new type to the fleet. The company is adding two former Airberlin Boeing 737-800s.

Copyright Photo: Malcolm Nason. Please click on the photo for the full story.

Aerolineas Argentinas Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Chilean volcanic ash halts flights in Argentina and Uruguay

Argentina and Uruguay suspended some flights at Buenos Aires and Montevideo due to an ash cloud from Chile’s Mount Puyehue volcano, which has disrupted air travel since it first erupted earlier this year according to this article by IOL News

Flights were especially disrupted at both Ezeiza and Jorge Newbery airports in Buenos Aires.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

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Copyright Photo: Pepscl. Aerolineas Argentinas is getting ready to lease this former Air France Airbus A340-300 from ILFC. Please click on the photo for the full details.

Aerolineas Argentinas to resume the Buenos Aires-Cancun route on November 13

Aerolineas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) is planning to resume the Buenos Aires-Cancun route on November 13 per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum.

Delta and Aerolineas Argentinas to start codeshare flights, frequent flier benefits

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) and Aerolineas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) announced a new codesharing agreement for flights connecting Miami and Atlanta to Buenos Aires as well as service to 14 U.S. destinations, eight domestic destinations in Argentina, three flights to Canada and flights to Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. Codesharing on the flights will start in the fourth quarter of 2011.

The airlines also announced the future activation of new reciprocal benefits for their frequent fliers that include accrual and redemption of miles, scheduled to start in 2012. Aerolineas Argentinas will also join the SkyTeam global alliance in 2012, which will allow the carriers to provide additional customer benefits.

Codeshare flights allow passengers to buy tickets on one or more carriers from a single point of sale, offering greater access to another airline’s network.

Copyright Photo: JKSC. Please click on the photo for additional information.

Aerolineas Argentinas paints ex-Virgin Blue Boeing 737-7Q8 WL VH-VBB in the new livery

Aerolineas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) is getting ready to take delivery of former Virgin Blue Boeing 737-7Q8 VH-VBB (msn 28240). The airliner is painted in the new livery which was first presented in 2010 as a concept.

Copyright Photo: JKSC.

Aerolineas Argentinas to join the SkyTeam in 2012

Aerolineas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) announced today it is planning to join the SkyTeam in 2012.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Please click on the photo for further information.

Aerolineas Argentinas to join SkyTeam in 2012

Aerolineas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) is planning to join the SkyTeam Alliance in 2012.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Please click on photo for additional details.

Aerolineas Argentinas introduces a new livery

Image: Aerolineas Argentinas.

Aerolineas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) has introduced a new livery. The company (along with subsidiary Austral) “renews its visual identity by keeping certain characteristic elements, such as the condor – currently present with a simple and slender line – but changing its blue color for light blue as a tribute to the national flag, with a touch of yellow with reference to the sun.”

The company appointed FutureBrand, a global branding consultancy who participated in a bidding process and emerged as the winner. FutureBrand is recognized for being responsible for renewing the corporate identity of high-profile airlines such as British Airways, Air Canada, South African Airways, LAN and Avianca.

FutureBrand’s first challenge was to develop the brand strategy, which in turn led to the brand re-positioning, to include all touch-points of the flight experience. The discovery of this stage was key to continuing with the next steps: creation and development of the visual identity and tagline, specific applications such as implementation of retail concepts, uniforms design supervision, brand application on all passenger items, and corporate and launch communications, among others.

The new brand image preserves some of the historical elements that position the company amongst world class airlines: the condor symbol of the airline has been redrawn, styling its strokes and providing greater purity to its shape. The distinctive blue color of the company has been replaced by a light blue, which is closer to that of the national flag, enhancing its presence in its application on the aircrafts of the new fleet. The old typography has been replaced by a more modern, lightweight and agile one, which preserves the traditional italic writing, a symbol of the progress and optimism that represents this new phase.

To see further images of the new livery:

CLICK HERE

Ex-easyJet Boeing 737-73V G-EZJB departs Southend on delivery to Aerolineas Argentinas as N385DF

Aerolineas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) has now taken delivery of ex-easyJet Boeing 737-73V G-EZJB (msn 30236). The airliner is pictured departing from Southend as N385DF on November 27.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton.

Argentinas close to finalizing Airbus deal

Aerolineas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) is close to closing an Airbus order for 15 aircraft according to published reports.

News link:

www.flightglobal.com/articles/2009/09/29/332855/aerolineas-close-to-sealing-airbus-acquisition.html

Argentina invests in Argentinas and Austral

Argentina (Buenos Aires) is investing in new aircraft for both Aerolineas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) and Austral Lineas Aereas (Buenos Aires). Besides the previously announced Boeing 737-700s for Aerolineas Argentinas, AR will also receive three additional Airbus A340-300s and seven new A330-200s. Austral will receive 20 Embraer ERJ 190s to replace the existing McDonnell Douglas DC-9-81/82/83s. Both carriers were nationalized in December 2008.

Further details:

finance.yahoo.com/news/Argentina-Invests-to-prnews-330498811.html?x=0&.v=1

Aerolineas Argentinas and Sky Airline move closer

 

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Please click on photo for full view and caption.

Aerolineas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) and Sky Airline (Santiago) have signed a new agreement to work closer together including code sharing.

Aerolineas Argentinas to acquire 20 ERJ 190s

Aerolineas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) is planning to acquire 20 Embraer ERJ 190s. Brazil will lend the airline $700 million to acquire the new aircraft.

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