Monday, July 30, 2012

FLEET UPDATE: Lineas Aereas del Sur 737-200 - Corrections

Blog reader Maximo Gainza has been kind enough to write with several corrections to yesterday's posting regarding Lineas Aereas del Sur:

1) The airline was founded sometime in 2010, not 2005, with the first charter taking place in August or September 2011.  It operated very few charter flights during its existence; probably fewer than a dozen.

2) LV-ZXC never flew for Chilean carrier Aerolineas del Sur, having been one of the last 737-200's retired by Aerolineas Argentinas in 2009.

3) If the aircraft is due for a C-Check it is more likely due to calendar expiration rather than hours flown.

4) The Bolivian Air Force might be interested in acquiring it for TAM - Transporte Aereo Militar, which might explain why it is parked in Mendoza.  

Maximo also comments that the only other Argentine 737-200 operator, ARJet, which operates LV-ZYY, is flying occasional charters but also has a doubtful future.

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