Monday, January 21, 2013

FLEET UPDATE: Andes Receives Two More ex-Austral MD-83's, LV-BGV & LV-BHH

Andes MD-83 LV-BTH (c/n 49952/1934) taxis 
at Buenos Aires Aeroparque (AEP) on 17Sep10.

Andes Lineas Aereas recently took delivery of two more ex-Austral MD-83's  from leasing company Sky Holding:

MD-83, LV-BGV (c/n 49904/1680) which was originally delivered to Finnair in 1990 as OH-LMV on 27Dec12.

MD-83, LV-BHH (c/n 49741/1630) which was originally delivered to Finnair in 1989, as OH-LMU on 08Jan13.   

The carrier had previous taken delivery of two other ex-Austral MD-83's, LV-AYD (c/n 53015/1818) and LV-BAY (c/n 49284/1209), with the latter now being stored.

According to Aviacion News, Andes now has four MD-80's in service operating scheduled routes serving its home base Salta (SLA), Buenos Aires Aeroparque (AEP), Jujuy (JUJ) and Puerto Madryn (PMY) plus numerous charter flights to vacation destinations. 

Sources:  Aviacion News 20Dec12

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