LV-FXQ taxis at Buenos Aires Aeroparque (AEP) on the late summer morning of 17Mar16. (Phil Perry Photo)
Aerolineas Argentinas has taken delivery of four factory-new 737-800's since October 2015.
737-8MB, LV-FXQ (c/n 43881/5539) first flew on 05Aug15 with Aerolineas formally taking delivery of the aircraft on 19Aug15. It arrived at Buenos Aires Ezeiza (EZE) from San Salvador (SSA) on its delivery flight on 23Oct15. It is on lease from ICBC (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China).
737-8MB, LV-FYK (c/n 43882/5546) first flew on 15Aug15 with Aerolineas formally taking delivery of the aircraft on 28Aug15. It arrived in Argentina on 31Oct15 and is also on lease from ICBC
737-8SH, LV-GFQ (c/n 41338/5735) first flew on 07Jan16 with the aircraft arriving at Buenos Aires Aeroparque (AEP) on its delivery flight on 23Jan16. It is on lease from Air Lease Corporation.
737-8SH, LV-GGK (c/n 41339/5774) first flew on 05Feb16 with the aircraft departing Boeing Field (BFI) in Seattle to Buenos Aires Aeroparque (AEP) on 17Feb16 via Caracas (CCS) arriving in Argentina the following day, 18Feb16. It is also on lease from Air Lease Corporation.
With these deliveries, Aerolineas Argentinas has a 40-strong fleet of 737NG's, comprised of 18 737-700's and 22 737-800's. More 737-800 deliveries are scheduled while 737-700 retirements will continue.