Friday, March 16, 2018

FLEET UPDATE: LATAM Argentina receives 16th A320, 19th aircraft overall

LATAM Argentina's 16th A320, LV-HQI (c/n 3319), landed at Buenos Aires Ezeiza (EZE) on 11Mar18, joining the airline's fleet after flying from Mexico City (MEX) (via Lima (LIM)) where it had been painted in LATAM colors. 

LV-HQI was originally delivered to LAN Airlines as CC-CQN in 2007 and went on to fly in Colombia before rejoining LAN (later LATAM Chile) in 2011.  LATAM Argentina has had a fairly stable fleet of 15 A320's in recent years so it is possible that the arrival of LV-HQI will not result in an addition to the carrier's fleet but will instead replace one of the airline's other A320's, either temporarily while the aircraft is undergoing maintenance or permanently.  The possibility of the latter is reinforced by LATAM Argentina's recently announced plans to drop all service to Bahia Blanca (BHI) and San Juan (UAQ) on 01Jun18.

In addition to its A320 fleet, LATAM Argentina has three 767-300's that it operates on the Buenos Aires Ezeiza (EZE) - Miami (MIA) route 10x/weekly.    


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