MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33673 posts, RR: 71 Posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2261 times:
It seems Southern Winds Lineas Areas, the Argentine commuter airline, is likely to lease a 777-200 to start it's first international route, with daily Miami-Cordoba flights. The airline has not ruled out the 767-300ER or the A330-200/300. Southern Winds hopes to have it's MIA-COR service ready by December.
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4176 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2137 times:
Actually Southern Winds IS looking on wide-bodies for long-haul services - the mentioned 772, 763 and A332. The got the traffic rights for Cordoba-Miami just recently and when you look on the economical situation of Argentina´´s two largest carriers - LAPA and Aerolineas it is the right move as the other carriers had to cut back their international network. BTW, Southern Winds seems to be interested in the CRJ700, too.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33673 posts, RR: 71
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2090 times:
Southern Winds announced about a month ago plans to fly Miami-Cordoba. They were just recently granted permission. What I stupidly forgot to mention is that the plane would be LEASED, not purchased. The info also appears in the latest Airways.
Il75 From Argentina, joined May 2001, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2002 times:
Sorry... I posted that in a rush...
No, I do not know a thing... I grew tired of the scorning. But I should have kept my mouth shut.
In any case:
MAH4546s posting is allright. He forwards some information earlier published in an official website and two branch publications.
If it makes business sense or not, and if it is even possible to expand like that could be a matter of discussion.
B747-400s and your comment do not contribute to the discussion. Nor do I with this posting and I apologize again.