Tuesday, January 8, 2013

FLEET UPDATE: Aerolineas Argentinas: Further Fleet Plans

Austral EMB-190 at Buenos Aires Aeroparque (AEP) on 22Jan11.  The  airline might acquire another four of the type in the near future. (Phil Perry Photo)

Further details to the November 22 posting in this blog regarding Aerolineas Argentinas' fleet plans:

The airline is negotiating with ILFC to acquire four ex-Malaysian Airlines A330-200's as part of a plan to eventually have six of the aircraft type.  

Plans to exercise options on four more EMB-190's for sister carrier Austral are being analyzed though this would require more credits from the Brazilian government. 

The airline recently received a proposal from a leasing company to add two more 737-800's to its fleet.

There are tentative plans to retire four A340-200's in the near future, including  aircraft LV-BIT and LV-BMT. 

If all goes according to plan, Aerolineas Argentinas' fleet in the next couple of years will be comprised of the Embraer 190, 737-700 and -800, A330-200 plus the A340-200 and A340-300.   

Source:  Aviacion News 20Dec12   

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