VH-OJO From Slovakia, joined Jan 2000, 238 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2779 times:
A week ago on Friday July 12th, I have noticed an Aerolinas Argentinas MD-80 taking off at CDG. The time was around 19.30. Is it a scheduled flight ? I thought it was rather strange to see it there. Anyone can fill me in on details ?Could it perhaps be a feeder service similar to Iberia arrangement in Miami ? Any info is appreciated.
Capt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2708 times:
Correct; see other, associated threads.
Plans for Frankfurt, Istanbul and Vienna are on the cards; October date has been set for these.
Service aboard is good, and fares are cheap. Recommended.
Being done to allow AR to earn desperately needed foreign cash, due to problems back at home; expenses in $$$, revenues mostly in local Argentine currency (Peso) which has lost value since its recent flotation aganinst the $$ to which it was previously pegged at parity.
ARGinMIA From Argentina, joined Nov 2001, 487 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2646 times:
Its good to see them earning nedded foreign revenues abroad. A Miami, USA hub is also scheduled for August. Tradewinds is another Argentine competitior that will be making its debut into US skies shortly. They will be using 767 aircraft registered to another airline in order to avoid being classified as a Category 2 airline by the FAA (Similar to what happened to Aerolineas). Looks like to USA does not want to help Aerolineas out of its economic crisis.