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AR's 737-500 LV-BBN arrived in MAD a couple of days ago to operate AR's European routes (MAD-LGW, MAD-CDG, MAD-MUC) and maybe the occasional charter for Air Plus Comet. She flew up to cover for the latter's aircraft shortage, since the Spanish carrier has now returned both 737-300s and apparently one or both the MD-88s it leased from AR last year are u/s. For those of you looking for good deals on a full-fare carrier between the cities I mentioned above, I'd recommend AR. I've flown on three of their ex-AF 737-500s and all were very comfortable, with a respectable C8Y100 layout.