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.
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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: