Argentina Invests to Modernize National Airlines
The fleet, one of the oldest in the world, is being rapidly updated. A second Boeing 737/700 will be delivered the end of June and Aerolineas will soon count on nine other similar aircraft that will be leased, to be handed over before the end of the year.
In addition, the Secretary of Transportation of
Domestic carrier Austral will be updated following the signing of an agreement in May with the government of
President Kirchner has made the modernization of the two airlines an important aspect in her governmental policy. As she announced the new aircraft purchases she said, “Today is a very special day. After 16 years, Aerolineas Argentinas is buying new aircraft. It is not just an economic story; it is also the restoration of national dignity.”
The Embraer aircraft will cost
The new planes will replace B737 and MD80 aircraft, allowing Aerolineas Argentina and Austral to operate their fleets with greater operating efficiency, lower maintenance costs and reduce pollutant emissions.
The new 737/700 has a range of 6,000 km and flights of over seven hours, which will allow Aerolineas Argentina to explore new international routes to accommodate the rapid rise in tourists visiting from
SOURCE Argentina Ministry of Tourism