Aerolineas Argentinas to buy 20 737s

Aerolineas Argentinas to buy 20 737s

Argentinian carrier to buy 'next generation' aircraft

Argentinian carrier to buy 'next generation' aircraft

Photo by Toniflap
Photo by Toniflap

Argentina’s flagship carrier Aerolineas Argentinas has signed a deal with Boeing for 20 next generation 737-800 airplanes in a deal valued at around US$1.8 billion according to list price.

The contract, which was signed yesterday at a ceremony in Buenos Aires, is the latest milestone achievement by the carrier, which joined Sky Team in 2012.

“This is a landmark order for our company, both in the number of aircraft and in what they signify for our fleet,” said president of Aerolineas Argentinas Mariano. Recalde. “This agreement is a key part of a greater plan to renew our fleet and prepare our operations to accommodate growing demand. The Boeing Next-Generation 737-800, which has more seats than our current single-aisle fleet, will give us more flexibility to operate both domestic and regional routes.”

Van Rex Gallard, vice president of sales, Latin America, Africa & the Caribbean added: “Our partnership with Aerolineas extends back to the days of the Douglas DC-3,” he added. “We have worked side by side with Aerolineas to help provide world-class aviation to the people of Argentina.”

“Aviation is a key element in economic growth and development, and the success of Aerolineas Argentinas’ transformation strategy, helped by the addition of the most efficient single-aisle airplanes flying, will help drive Argentina further ahead in the 21st century.”

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