Wednesday, January 12, 2022

FLEET UPDATE: Aerolineas Argentinas placed fifth (and last) 737 MAX 8, LV-GVE, back into service on 20Dec21

Aerolineas Argentinas 737 MAX 8, LV-GVE (c/n 64208/6717), lands at Buenos Aires Aeroparque (AEP) on 11Jan19.  (Phil Perry Photo) 
 
Aerolineas Argentinas grounded all five 737 MAX 8's in its fleet when the type of aircraft was grounded worldwide in March 2019.  With the recertification of the type in November 2020, Aerolineas started to prepare its MAX's for a return to service on a gradual basis as air traffic resumed in Argentina.  

The first 737 MAX 8 that Aerolineas put back into regularly-scheduled service was LV-HKU (c/n 44293/6753) on 23Mar21, followed by LV-GVD (c/n 64207/6661), LV-HKW (c/n 44296/6926) and LV-HKV (c/n 44294/6807) on 20Jul21, 05Aug21, and 01Oct21, respectively.    

Aerolineas holds orders for seven more of the 737 MAX series for a total of twelve airframes expected to be delivered by the latter part of the decade. 

At first, the reactivated Aerolineas 737 MAX 8's were flown exclusively on domestic services in Argentina but have recently been used on regional South American routes to Brazil and Chile, as well, with eventual deployment on "longer" and "thinner" routes with less passenger traffic, such as Cordoba (COR) to Punta Cana (PUJ) also expected, taking advantage of the type's exceptionally long range.

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Thursday, December 30, 2021

Argentina Airline News, Photography & Spotting - 10th Anniversary !

Dear Readers:

Argentina Airline News, Photography & Spotting celebrates its 10th anniversary on December 30, 2021 !

During that time, approx. 80,000 readers from 187 countries have visited the blog, viewing some 700,000 pages of its 777 postings.   

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you have enjoyed it !

Hoping to post for another ten years and beyond.  

Best Regards, Phil 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

ROUTE UPDATES: November 2021 - Part 1 - Aerolineas Argentinas, American Airlines, Boliviana

Route Updates - November 2021 - Part 1

The following airlines / flights are confirmed to have started or re-started on the indicated dates.  Most, maybe all, of the services are the resumption of flights that existed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Increases / decreases in flight frequency are not always verified.

Airline                      Origin                             Destination                 Eff Date      Type            Frequency   

American                 Dallas-Ft. Worth             Buenos Aires                01Nov21     787-9           1x/daily
Airlines                    (DFW)                             Ezeiza (EZE)

American                 Miami (MIA)                    Buenos Aires                01Nov21     777-300 /     2x/daily                Airlines                                                            Ezeiza (EZE)                                   787-8

American                 New York Kennedy         Buenos Aires                01Nov21     777-200      1x/daily
Airlines                    (JFK)                               Ezeiza (EZE)

Boliviana                 Santa Cruz (VVI)             Buenos Aires                01Nov21    737-800 /     1x/daily                                                                                           Ezeiza (EZE)                                   767-300                                         
Aerolineas               Buenos Aires                   Iguazu (IGR)                01Nov21    A330-200     5x/weekly
Argentinas               Ezeiza (EZE)
* Remarks:  A330 new on this route.  Increasing to 1x/daily January through March 2022 high season 

Sources:

ROUTE UPDATES: November 2021 - Part 2 - Aerolineas Argentinas, Sky Airlines, United Airlines

Route Updates - November 2021 - Part 2

The following airlines / flights are confirmed to have started or re-started on the indicated dates.  Most, maybe all, of the services are the resumption of flights that existed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Increases / decreases in flight frequency are not always verified.

Airline                      Origin                             Destination                 Eff Date      Type            Frequency   

Sky Airline               Santiago (SCL)               Mendoza (MDZ)          01Nov21     A320neo      3x/weekly

United                      Houston Bush                 Buenos Aires               01Nov21     787-9           1x/daily
Airlines                    Intercontinental (IAH)      Ezeiza (EZE)

Aerolineas               Cordoba (COR)              Ushuaia (USH)            02Nov21     737-800       2x/weekly
Argentinas 

Sources:

ROUTE UPDATES: November 2021 - Part 3 - Aerolineas Argentinas, GOL Linhas Aereas

Route Updates - November 2021 - Part 3

The following airlines / flights are confirmed to have started or re-started on the indicated dates.  Most, maybe all, of the services are the resumption of flights that existed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Increases / decreases in flight frequency are not always verified.

Airline                      Origin                             Destination                 Eff Date      Type            Frequency   

Aerolineas               Bariloche (BRC)              El Calafate (FTE)        03Nov21     737-800 /     3x/weekly              Argentinas                                                                                                              MAX 8
                                                                                                                 
Aerolineas               Tucuman (TUC)               Iguazu (IGR)               03Nov21     E-190          2x/weekly
Argentinas

GOL Linhas             Sao Paulo                        Montevideo (MVD)      03Nov21     737-800 /     4x/weekly    Aereas                     Guarulhos (GRU)                                                                     MAX 8
* Remarks: Going to 1x/daily on 15Nov21

Aerolineas               Mendoza (MDZ)               Bariloche (BRC)          04Nov21      E-190         2x/weekly
Argentinas
* Remarks: E-190 at first, followed by 737-800

Sources:

ROUTE UPDATES: November 2021 - Part 4 - Azul LInhas Aereas, COPA, LATAM Chile, LATAM Peru

Route Updates - November 2021 - Part 4

The following airlines / flights are confirmed to have started or re-started on the indicated dates.  Most, maybe all, of the services are the resumption of flights that existed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Increases / decreases in flight frequency are not always verified.

Airline                      Origin                             Destination                 Eff Date      Type            Frequency   

Azul Linhas             Porto Alegre (POA)         Montevideo (MVD)      10Nov21      E-195-E2    4x/weekly
Aereas
* Remarks: Increasing to daily on 20Dec21

LATAM Chile           Santiago (SCL)                Cordoba (COR)           15Nov21      A320           3x/weekly

LATAM Peru            Lima (LIM)                       Cordoba (COR)           15Nov21      A320           3x/weekly

COPA                       Panama City (PTY)         Cordoba (COR)           16Nov21      737-800      3x/weekly

Sources:

ROUTE UPDATES: November 2021 - Part 5 - Boliviana, Cubana, Jetsmart Argentina, Jetsmart Chile

Route Updates - November 2021 - Part 5

The following airlines / flights are confirmed to have started or re-started on the indicated dates.  Most, maybe all, of the services are the resumption of flights that existed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Increases / decreases in flight frequency are not always verified.

Airline                      Origin                             Destination                 Eff Date      Type            Frequency   

Cubana                    Havana (HAV)                 Buenos Aires               20Nov21     IL-96-300     1x/weekly
                                                                          Ezeiza (EZE)

Boliviana                 Santa Cruz (VVI)             Buenos Aires               26Nov21     737-700/800 9x/weekly
                                                                          Ezeiza (EZE)                                  767-300
* Remarks: Increase from 7x/weekly for December and January on seasonal basis    

Jetsmart                  Santiago (SCL)                Buemos Aires                                  A320            5x/weekly
Argentina & Chile                                            Ezeiza (EZE)
* Remarks: Jetsmart Chile 4x/weekly and Jetsmart Argentina 1x/weekly with many different animal tails ! 

Sources:

Monday, November 29, 2021

ROUTE UPDATES: October 2021 - Part 1 - Aerolineas Argentinas, Flybondi

 Route Updates - October 2021 - Part 1

The following airlines / flights are confirmed to have started or re-started on the indicated dates.  Most, maybe all, of the services are the resumption of flights that existed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Increases / decreases in flight frequency are not always verified.

Airline                      Origin                             Destination                 Eff Date      Type            Frequency   

Flybondi                  Cordoba (COR)              Neuquen (NQN)           01Oct21      737-800       2x/weekly

Aerolineas               Buenos Aires                  Santa Cruz (VVI)          06Oct21      E-190          1x/weekly
Argentinas               Aeroparque (AEP)

Aerolineas               Buenos Aires                  Bogota (BOG)              06Oct21      A330-200    1x/weekly  
Argentinas               Ezeiza (EZE)
* Remarks:  A330-200 replaced 737-700

Flybondi                  Cordoba (COR)               Salta (SLA)                  07Oct21      737-800      1x/weekly

Sources:

Sunday, November 28, 2021

ROUTE UPDATES: October 2021 - Part 2 - American, COPA, Jetsmart Argentina

 Route Updates - October 2021 - Part 2

The following airlines / flights are confirmed to have started or re-started on the indicated dates.  Most, maybe all, of the services are the resumption of flights that existed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Increases / decreases in flight frequency are not always verified.

Airline                      Origin                             Destination                 Eff Date      Type            Frequency  

American                 Dallas-Ft. Worth             Buenos Aires                14Oct21      777-200       3x/weekly
Airlines                    (DFW)                             Ezeiza (EZE)
* Remarks: Might have started even earlier than 14Oct21

Jetsmart                  Buenos Aires                  Jujuy (JUJ)                    14Oct21      A320            3x/weekly
Argentina                 Aeroparque (AEP)

COPA                       Panama City (PTY)         Buenos Aires                17Oct21      737 MAX 9   1x/daily       
Panama                                                            Ezeiza (EZE) 

Sources:

ROUTE UPDATES: October 2021 - Part 3 - Aerolineas Argentinas, Jetsmart Argentina, LATAM Chile

Route Updates - October 2021 - Part 3

The following airlines / flights are confirmed to have started or re-started on the indicated dates.  Most, maybe all, of the services are the resumption of flights that existed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Increases / decreases in flight frequency are not always verified.

Airline                      Origin                             Destination                 Eff Date      Type            Frequency  

Aerolineas               Buenos Aires                  Rio de Janeiro             19Oct21       737-800      2x/weekly
Argentinas               Aeroparque (AEP)          Galeao (GIG)

Jetsmart                   Salta (SLA)                     Iguazu (IGR)               19Oct21       A320           2x/weekly
Argentina

LATAM Chile            Santiago (SCL)               Buenos Aires               19Oct21      A320 
                                                                          Aeroparque (AEP)

LATAM Chile            Sao Paulo                       Buenos Aires               19Oct21      A320 
                                  Guarulhos (GRU)            Aeroparque (AEP) 

ROUTE UPDATES: October 2021 - Part 4 - Jetsmart Argentina, LATAM Brasil, LATAM Chile

Route Updates - October 2021 - Part 4

The following airlines / flights are confirmed to have started or re-started on the indicated dates.  Most, maybe all, of the services are the resumption of flights that existed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Increases / decreases in flight frequency are not always verified.

Airline                      Origin                             Destination                 Eff Date      Type            Frequency  

LATAM Chile           Santiago (SCL)               Mendoza (MDZ)           19Oct21      A320            3x/weekly

Jetsmart                  Buenos Aires                  Comodoro                     20Oct21      A320            3x/weekly
Argentina                 Aeroparque (AEP)          Rivadavia (CRD)

LATAM                     Sao Paulo                       Mendoza (MDZ)           20Oct21      A320            3x/weekly
Brasil                        Guarulhos (GRU)

ROUTE UPDATES: October 2021 - Part 5 - Aerolineas Argentinas, Flybondi, Jetsmart Argentina

Route Updates - October 2021 - Part 5

The following airlines / flights are confirmed to have started or re-started on the indicated dates.  Most, maybe all, of the services are the resumption of flights that existed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Increases / decreases in flight frequency are not always verified.

Airline                      Origin                             Destination                 Eff Date      Type            Frequency  

Aerolineas               Cordoba (COR)               El Calafate (FTE)        25Oct21      E-190 /         2x/weekly            Argentinas                                                                                                              737-800

Jetsmart                  Rosario (ROS)                 Neuquen (NQN)          29Oct21      A320            2x/weekly
Argentina
* Remarks:  Dropped route eff 29Oct21

Flybondi                  Cordoba (COR)               Iguazu (IGR)                31Oct21     737-800        2x/weekly