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Aviation In South America

Tue Apr 18, 2000 7:25 pm

Has anyone information about the civil avation scene in south America, especially for Chile, Paraguay and Argentina? I like to learn something about carriers operating there (okay, I know that Lan Chile, Aerolineas Argentinas exist), especially about the less known ones and their fleet status and what you people think about them. Any help would be great!

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RE: Aviation In South America

Wed Apr 19, 2000 3:43 am

in argentina, LAPA is becoming big. they just got a few new 767s and 737-700's. It wouldnt surprise me to see LAPA as argentinas "main" airline

RE: Aviation In South America

Wed Apr 19, 2000 7:12 am

LAPA has only one B767-300ER.

To avoid searching through the forum for the specific are more than welcomed to e-mail me. I can help you out with argentina, airlines, fleets, destinations and in most cases website.

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RE: Aviation In South America

Wed Apr 19, 2000 7:29 am

I'm also wondering about Paraguay. I think that with the service of the Brazilian & Argentine airlines, it is very hard for a local airline to have a market in such a small country (in population), with low purchasing power to travel.

As for Argentina, AR we all know, LAPA is growing but I wish it would improve a bit, Southern Winds I found very nice, Dinar I have never tried, but wish them well. Then other smaller regional carriers & charter airlines. How can they all survive when Argentina is in recession? I don't know.

About Chile, I do have a question? We know about LanChile & it's excellence, but besides them, I can't name you ONE other airline from Chile. Ladeco, only internal. National Airlines: are they still flying? Can someone else name other Chilean airlines, like a list? I would like that. Thanks.
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RE: Aviation In South America

Wed Apr 19, 2000 11:32 am

Well regarding National in Chile, if I am not wrong they were bought by Avant. If you are interested, their website is They are members of OnePass & fly 8 737-200Adv to local destinations.