Monday, March 17, 2014

Sol Lineas Aereas gets 15-20% of Bookings through Code-Share with Aerolineas Argentinas; Looks to acquire ATR-42's or ATR-72's

Sol Lineas Aereas, the small Rosario, Argentina-based regional carrier with a fleet of six Saab 340A/B's, has been code-sharing with Aerolineas Argentinas since August 2013, mostly on less-traveled regional routes but also on some more important sectors also flown by Aerolineas.  The code-share agreement has been successful for Sol with 15-20% of its bookings being generated by Aerolineas' reservations.     

Sol was looking to acquire CRJ-200's from Spanish carrier Air Nostrum last year but the operation of jet equipment was seen as a threat to Aerolineas so Sol is now considering the acquisition of ATR-42's or even ATR-72's, although even the smaller ATR would represent a 40% increase in capacity over the Saab 340's. 


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