Tag Archives: Aeroparque

Amaszonas to acquire BQB’s AOC, plans to restart operations on May 4

Amaszonas CRJ200 (Flt)(Amaszonas)(LR)

Amaszonas Linea Aerea (La Paz, Bolivia) is making a big move. The small regional airline from Bolivia has agreed to acquire the Air Operators Certificate (AOC) of grounded BQB Lineas Aereas (Montevideo) according to this report by our partner Argentina Airline News, Photography & Spotting.

BQB logo

 

Above Copyright Photo: Marcelo F. De Biasi/AirlinersGallery.com (all others by Amaszonas Linea Aerea). BQB’s ATR ATR 72-212A (marketed as the ATR 72-500) CX-JPL (msn 816) is pictured at Buenos Aires (Aeroparque Jorge Newbery).

Under the agreed plan, Amaszonas would initially lease the three BQB ATR 72-212As (above) of BQB and restore operations starting on May 4 to Buenos Aires (Aeroparque) and Asuncion pending all approvals. BQB suspended operations on April 11.

BQB aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Amaszonas CRJ200 side (LR)

Amaszonas currently operates a fleet of Bombardier (Canadair) CRJ200 regional jets (above). Eventually it would replace the ATR 72s with more CRJ200s.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Amaszonas current route map:

Amaszonas logo

Amaszonas 4.2015 Route Map

Advertisements

Gol to start nonstop Fortaleza-Buenos Aires flights on May 10

Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (Gol Transportes Aereos) (Sao Paulo) in association with the Ceará state government, has announced the launch of nonstop flights between Pinto Martins Airport, in Fortaleza, and Ezeiza International Airport, in Buenos Aires, beginning on May 10. Gol has 77 flights per week between Argentina and Brazil, more than any other airline.

The connection was brought about by the Ceará State Tourism Department through the Draft Bill 155/2013 for the ICMS tax (state VAT) on jet fuel, after the approval by the state legislature. It reduced ICMS tax (state VAT) on jet fuel from 30% to 12%, applicable for all domestic flights for Companies that has also regular direct international flights departing from this airport. Thus, the state of Ceará stands out even more as a tourist destination for the region.

Copyright Photo: Alvaro Romero/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8EH PR-GGK (msn 35065) is pictured at the downtown Jorge Newbery Aeroparque Airport (AEP) in Buenos Aires.

Gol: AG Slide Show

LATAM Airlines Group’s 2013 operating profit increases by 605% to $643.9 million

LATAM Airlines Group (LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines) (Santiago) reported operating income of $234.9 million (US) for fourth quarter 2013, a 166% increase compared to the $88.3 million (US) operating income in fourth quarter 2012. Operating margin reached 6.9%, an increase of 4.4 points compared to 2.5% in 2012. This strong expansion in margins was driven by significant improvement in the financial results of the domestic Brazil operations and the rationalization of international passenger operations, as well as the continued progress of the integration process, synergy and efficiency initiatives.
During the fourth quarter of the year, and in line with the capacity cuts we had anticipated, we strongly decreased our total capacity as measured in ASKs by 4.5% as compared to the same period in 2012. This capacity rationalization was mainly a result of a strong decrease in capacity in our international network, which decreased by 6.5% as compared to the same period in 2012; and the continued rationalization of our domestic Brazil operations.
For full year 2013, LATAM reported operating income of $643.9 million (US), a 605% increase compared to the $91.4 million (US) in full year 2012 (pro forma). Operating margin reached 4.9% an increase of 4.2 points compared to 0.7% in 2012, in line with the guidance provided by the Company.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Top Copyright Photo: Alvaro Romero/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-233 CC-CQN (msn 3319) of Lan Airlines (Chile) arrives at Aeroparque (Jorge Newbery) (AEP) in downtown Buenos Aires.

LAN Airlines: AG Slide Show

TAM Airlines: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Alvaro Romero/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 PR-MBH (msn 2904) taxies at Buenos Aires downtown airport, Aeroparque (Jorge Newbery).

 

 

BQB Lineas Aereas fills the Pluna void in Uruguay

BQB Lineas Aereas (Punta del Este and Montevideo, Uruguay) has been quietly filling the void left by the demise of Pluna Lineas Aereas Uruguayas in Montevideo since the failure on July 5, 2012. The airline, sensing an opportunity, leased in Airbus A320-214 EC-LLJ (msn 4661) from Vueling Airlines (in Vueling colors, with BQB titles) on November 28, 2013. The carrier now serves eight routes from the capital, probably dashing the hopes of reviving a new employee-lead version of Pluna. Seasonal service from Montevideo was started on December 14 to Florianapolis, Brazil. On the following day, service to Santiago, Chile was started according Anna Aero.

Copyright Photo: Robbie Shaw/AirlinersGallery.com. BQB assigns the ATR 72 on regional routes from Montevideo including Curitiba, Rivera and Salto. ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) CX-JCL (msn 805) taxies at Buenos Aires (Aeroparque Jorge Newbery).

BQB Lineas Aereas: AG Slide Show

BQB Lineas Aereas logo

Video: The leased Vueling Airlines Airbus A320 arrives in Montevideo:

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:

LAN Argentina: AG Slide Show

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.

Aerolineas Argentinas: AG Slide Show