Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Fleet News At Lan Argentina, Austral And AR  
User currently offlineDCAjet From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 432 posts, RR: 4
Posted (5 years 9 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2155 times:

Last Friday, (12/20) Lan Argentina's (4M) tenth A320 arrived in Buenos Aires and was put into service with no further fuss. It is LV-BTM msn1548 ex CC-COK. Like all of 4M's aircraft, they are transferred from the mother ship, LA.

The previous weekend, a new MD-88 arrived in Buenos Aires for Austral, after a ferry flight from MEX with stops at CCS, VVI before landing at AEP. This is LV-BTI msn 49927 ex XA-AMT with AeroMexico. It will initially be operated with a hybrid scheme as it is needed right away.

As you may have also read, the Argentina National Assembly turned into law last week the purchase of AR's assets from Marsans for a symbolic 1 (one) peso - about US$ 0.30, as the company's net worth is negative, in spite of Marsans' claims otherwise. This is, in essence, a re-nationalization of the airline and of its subsidiary Austral, after 17-year stint (should we say horror movie?) in private hands, all Spanish, first Iberia and then the Marsans group.

There are a few formalities that need to be completed, legally, but, Boeing, wasting no time has been courting AR and the Argentina government since October. The latest and greatest that would see its way into AR's fleet are two 737-7BD ntu by AirTran.

36720 737-7BD airTran 19/05/2008 N348AT Stored
36721 737-7BD airTran 05/06/2008 N349AT Stored.

A good epitaph for Marsans role as the main culprit of AR's sad state of affairs was authored by Boeing Commercial Aircraft's Michael Barnett, Regional Director of Marketing - Latin America: "Under Marsans' Management Aerolíneas Argentinas was never the "Main Carrier" that it has always been, but just a feeder for Marsans Group's other airlines and products".

Source for the quote: El Aereo

[Edited 2008-12-22 17:53:12]


"Unattended children will be given espresso and a free kitten"
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
LAN Argentina - Strike And The A320s posted Fri Jan 12 2007 02:30:35 by ARGinLON
Lan Argentina Delays And Strike posted Thu Jan 11 2007 14:53:35 by USADreamliner
LAN Argentina And The Future Of AR posted Mon Jun 26 2006 19:12:33 by Zudnic
LAN Argentina Will Start COR-LIM And More Changes. posted Thu Feb 14 2008 10:32:48 by RJ_Delta
LAN Argentina And LAN Ecuador Join Oneworld posted Tue Oct 31 2006 17:54:29 by MD11junkie
LAN News - Chile, Brazil, Argentina posted Thu Mar 23 2006 04:49:10 by Arcano
LAN Argentina Emergency Landing At EZE posted Thu Mar 16 2006 23:09:12 by EZEIZA
Lan Argentina News! posted Mon Feb 6 2006 05:46:02 by Ghost77
Delta Retro Jet...and Great News At Delta! posted Tue Apr 6 2004 02:43:05 by Deltadude8
Air Berlin/DBA/Belair Fleet News posted Fri Nov 14 2008 00:45:49 by Columba