ARGinMIA From Argentina, joined Nov 2001, 487 posts, RR: 6 Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3625 times:
The 340-600 Order is still there I think, there where some problems with the Madrid HUB.. I read that the plane was going back to Argentina, Also I read here that they where trying to get Argentina back to Cat 1 so they could increase their flights and possibly start a HUB in Miami to get the hard currency they much need...
I think 747Skipper knows about this.. If you read this.. can you update us on this?
ARGinMIA From Argentina, joined Nov 2001, 487 posts, RR: 6 Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3510 times:
I read on salvemosaerolineas.com.ar that they had trouble with pilots or something.. But I really thing that it was the pressure from ryanair/Iberia/BA
Been CAT II really sucks.. They don't allow any new flights to the US, you cannot even add new frequencies to the flights you are already doing.. So they have to stay with the 3/week to Miami.. So until they change to CAT 1 we wont see any HUB here or a daily flights like they want to do..
I'm trying to catch the attention of 747skipper.. To see if he can update us on what's going on to that.. !!
Jj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3385 times:
Nope. It's just a planned destination, that they are likely to start if they get the rights. There was even a rumour about establishing a hub at athens to serve Turkey and Northeastern Afrika. But I don't think Olympic would let Aerolineas do so. They are in talks with the greek government about that too. It would be nice...
ARGinMIA From Argentina, joined Nov 2001, 487 posts, RR: 6 Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3331 times:
Again.. all this is pure talk from Mr. Mata.. half of the things he say are simply out of his imagination.. did you ever heard about ALAS? the alliance he said would start very soon in South America like 6 months ago? what about the code share with Continental that he said he'll get? Also Whats the status on AR debt with IATA???
Jj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2 Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3324 times:
What you say is true. MAta has a lot of plans for AR. In fact, more plans than what's possible for him to do. But the alliance was really going to happen. It was not possible because of Varig being in Star, and Lan being in Oneworld. And they were the 2 most important airlines in the porposed alliance.
However, then, Mata also spoke about the Madrid hub. And it really happened. I believe him. It's really profitable, so it isn't a very weird idea to expand it.
ARGinMIA From Argentina, joined Nov 2001, 487 posts, RR: 6 Reply 15, posted (11 years 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3177 times:
Yes.. MAD Hub was doing great.. But I still ready very conflicting info about its future on salvemosaerolineas.com.ar but lately that place has become a war zone for Southern Winds VS. Aerolineas employees
SunCEO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 359 posts, RR: 5 Reply 16, posted (11 years 6 days ago) and read 3130 times:
Would AR not be better codesharing on an existing flight (IB/JKK)? I mean to base crews and aircraft in a foreign country is quite expensive to say the least. If the additional capacity was required by the spanish carriers couldn't they facilitate it for AR? The link between IB and AR is very strong so I really don't se the point in this service.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31724 posts, RR: 72 Reply 18, posted (11 years 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3099 times:
Aerolineas Argentinas is in good shape.
On the subject of fleets, I have heard they are looking at offers for A320/A340 from Airbus and 737/747 from Boeing, and may decide by January.
On the subject of thier planned Miami hub, it is all set and ready to go. Cancun, Punta Cana, and St. Maarten, with plans for Montreal and Toronto later. Plus MIA (and JFK) will go to daily. This is of course, when Cat. II is lifted.
AeroArgentina From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 192 posts, RR: 2 Reply 19, posted (11 years 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3095 times:
It would be great if AR went with some 744's. It seems as if all emerging countries are going with airbus (not a bad thing mind you) so it would be nice to see some variety and plus the 744 is beautiful.
Capt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (11 years 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3036 times:
BTW, regarding AR's health, what is the vibe in Argentina regarding the airline..? What have the papers being saying (if anything) or AR public relations - is there a feeling that things are looking up at AR?
Another brief question: what can I expect to pay (average fare) for EZE-LIM (thinking of visiting Cuzco this Easter - late March/early April), any airline? As far as I could see, fares were not particularly cheap, at around 250 British pounds, after conversion from $$. (I've become used to cheap flights here in the UK... ).
Are any 'ofertas' likely on this route? Is it worth connecting at some other point to fly with a cheaper airline i.e. LAB?
p.s. i hope the rumours that AR are doing well are true, it sure would be something to cheer about in these depressing times (for Argentina)