English-Language Blog covering Commercial Aviation in Argentina and Uruguay
Friday, March 15, 2013
FLEET UPDATE: Aerolineas Argentinas A340 & A330
As reported earlier, Aerolineas Argentinas is looking to acquire four ex-Iberia A340-300's owned by ILFC. The transaction has been held up because neither party wants to bear the cost of reconfiguring the aircraft from the 47 business class seats previously flown by Iberia to the 20 desired by Aerolineas. The four A340-300's would replace four company-owned Aerolineas A340-200's which were manufactured back in 1994 and 1995 and two A340-300's currently leased from ILFC at a high monthly rate.
Aerolineas is also analyzing the acquisition of four A330-200's, two of which are ex-SABENA and ex-Malaysia, plus three Gulf Air A330's.