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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1 thought on “Aerolineas Argentinas finalizes its order for 20 Boeing 737-800s

  1. Phil Perry

    “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″.”

    Sometimes these corporate types hear the “company line” so much that they really begin to believe it. Boeing and Douglas were separate companies back then so the relationship that Aerolineas had with Douglas was not with Boeing at all.

    I have my own business and if I bought another company tomorrow who had a client going back 30 years I wouldn’t claim a 30-year relationship with that client on the basis of my purchase of the other business, least of all if I had been in competition with the other business during all that time !

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