Argentina From Argentina, joined Aug 2000, 372 posts, RR: 13 Posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5465 times:
According to local press, AR will announce new investment plan today (Tuesday), including planes, spares and engines. I read this in local paper LA NACION, Saturday 23rd, edition
It says fleet will go from 52 to 77 aircraft.
Justapassenger From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 95 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5361 times:
As I read the article, AR will stop flying MIA-JFK and put its passengers on an AA flight from MIA to JKF instead. They only have 40 passengers continuing on to NY and the cost of fuel is prohibitive. When they get their new planes, they will fly again to New York.
Kappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 18 Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5361 times:
Are they still going to take delivery of their a346's? Delivery has been postponed a couple of times. Perhaps they will convert them to 350-1000's (what a stupid name, why not a350-300 or something). I don't know how old their 742's are, but my guess is they could use a replacement.
ZKNBX From New Zealand, joined Jul 2006, 464 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5273 times:
AR need to get their act together or they are going to get completely obliterated by LAN. AR have 2 flights per week from EZE to AKL and SYD - operated by A342 (compared to newcomer LAN who now flies 6 x weekly SCL-AKL-SYD v/v with A343); LAN nearly always operate through to SYD on the tasman, but AR seem to cancel their AKL-SYD sector with alarming regularity (!). I suspect this is because of low loadings...
It´s different. You can say that if you compared two airlines operating from the same country, fulfilling the same needs.
LAN nowadays is more powerful than AR, but I´m positive that better days will come.
Quoting LVICS (Reply 6): but isn't it weird to make a formal announcement "We'll buy spare parts for the aircrafts we operate"?
Absolutely. Keeping the airplanes in good shape is what they´re supposed to do, so it´s kind of a joke that they make such an announcement.
"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens." J.R.R. Tolkien
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9079 posts, RR: 13 Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4655 times:
Quoting Kappel (Reply 2): Are they still going to take delivery of their a346's?
AFAIK the AR A346 order has been cancelled all together but I'm 100 % sure. In any way AR will not take delivery of those A346's especially now that they use the 744. I see AR adding more A330s instead of larger aircraft for the time being. Who knows the A350XWB will become an attractive replacement for the entire AR longhaul fleet in about 5-7 years.
AerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 6328 posts, RR: 14 Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4598 times:
Quoting ZKNBX (Reply 4): I suspect this is because of low loadings...
You suspect incorrectly. Loadings are very good Transtasman. It is cancelled due to lack of aircraft. They just want to turn the aircraft around as quickly as they can to EZE so they can use the aircraft elsewhere. The addition of 3 A343s soon should help to ease the fleet issues somewhat. I'm not sure if they're a temp measure or what.
ZKNBX From New Zealand, joined Jul 2006, 464 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4476 times:
Quoting AerorobNZ (Reply 9): You suspect incorrectly. Loadings are very good Transtasman. It is cancelled due to lack of aircraft. They just want to turn the aircraft around as quickly as they can to EZE
Then why is the a/c on the ground in Auckland from about 6 a.m. until 4.15pm when it heads back to EZE?
ZKNBX From New Zealand, joined Jul 2006, 464 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3982 times:
So the "cancelled" on the Sydney portion (see AKL arrivals etc) is simply indicative of the fact that it is a recent change, and passengers for Sydney presumably find seats on NZ, EK, and QF - all of which have services in the afternoon / early evening to Sydney. This can't be helping AR to maintain their presence in the market.
Argentina From Argentina, joined Aug 2000, 372 posts, RR: 13 Reply 17, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 3792 times:
Today (Thursday) all newspapers -digital versions in spanish- in Argentina tell about a meeting between AR shareholders and President Kirchner. They are now at Casa Rosada announcing the incorporation of 37 aircraft, 14 of those arriving before year end, and to be deployed in domestic/regional routes mostly. They say the investment plan reachs USD 1000 M.
Some other sources (Ambito Financiero paper) mentions an all Airbus fleet in 3 years, indicating B747 and B737 will be sold or redelivered to lessors. I will try to confirm these versions and keep you posted.
TBCITDG From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 921 posts, RR: 3 Reply 18, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 3774 times:
I know that AR have failed to deliver on so many of it's promises, yet they did keep the renewal program of the 732's alive.
Also, one of the only reasons LA is able to serve SYD/AKL is largely thanks to QF. Remember how success full the AR/QF code share was? Well the same thing for LA. Most of the seats sold on LA are that of QF!
LA has the advantage of been a OneWorld member and so can benefit from feeder traffic from all of Australia and New Zealand. Something AR has not been able to do. I am not taking anything away from LA success, but all these things must be taken into consideration.
MIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (6 years 8 months 23 hours ago) and read 3715 times:
LAN is a company with setups in Peru, Ecuador, (Dom. Republic which I guess didn't work) and now Argentina.. possibly Brazil soon. A company that has capitalized on the lack of long haul international air service by the carriers of those countries. A company with monopolistic intentions that is well-managed.
The rest of the continent's carriers such as AArgentinas will have a tough time competing. If airlines in S. America don't get it together it's gonna be LAN SouthAmerica in a few years
A few questions..
Will a slightly more efficient fleet make that much difference in AR? It seems the ordering of A346s was a poor idea. Meanwhile LAN for example, does it with 767s, and a few A343s. Does the part thing mean the'll pull some of the classic 747s back in service?
Is the company no longer under the Marsans group?
Could we expect a fresh, new corporate image soon?
I don´t think so. That was said about the 747s when all the A330 deal came up. But I see it very unlikely. Regarding the 737s, first all the 200s must go and upgrade all fleet to 500s. All of AR's short haul operations handle Boeing material (also for spare parts, maintenance, etc) so I believe it will be pretty hard, economically speaking, to change the platform from Boeing to Airbus.
Not by any chance. LAN is pretty absent in the Argentine market, for starters. It´s gonna take a while before that happens, and besides, LAN´s planes aren´t always full, as far as I know, and their loads are very comparable to the ones of AR´s aircraft (on the routes they share, of course).
Jfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 7348 posts, RR: 7 Reply 21, posted (6 years 8 months 21 hours ago) and read 3594 times:
AR needs help, I wonder if the people in madrid care and give a dam? Everything in Argentina was sold in the early 1990's to mostly Spanish firms, they wrote many things off and never looked back. This is AR's second trip to the Spansih Spin cycle.
Jj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2 Reply 23, posted (6 years 8 months 18 hours ago) and read 3499 times:
Believe it when I see it. Just as I said that it's virtually impossible for LAN Arg to start 35 new routes, I honestly can't see AR incorporating 14 aircraft before year's end. Really. And an all airbus fleet, meaning that all 737's and MD's will be retired? Come on, you're talking more than 40 airplanes replaced in the next 2-3 years. It's plausible, but when you factor in that we're talking about AR, this sounds more like a dream than anything else.