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  • Aerolineas Argentinas joins SkyTeam

    Aerolineas Argentinas became the first South American carrier to join the SkyTeam alliance in a signing ceremony held in a hanger at Buenos Aires's Jorge...

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  • ANALYSIS: Aerolineas Argentinas steps forward with SkyTeam

    News | 17 Sep 2012 16:58 | Edward Russell

    <p>A crowd of more than a thousand people came together at a hangar at Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery airport to mark Aerolineas Argentinas's entry into SkyTeam...
  • Aerolineas Argentinas joins SkyTeam

    News | 30 Aug 2012 03:53 | Edward Russell

    Aerolineas Argentinas became the first South American carrier to join the SkyTeam alliance in a signing ceremony held in a hanger at Buenos Aires's Jorge...
  • American Falcon in move to extend regional routes

    News | 04 Sep 2001 00:00

    <p>JUSTIN WASTNAGE / LONDON</p> <p>Argentinian carrier is seeking authority to start eight new South American services </p> <p>Argentinian carrier American Falcon is set to exploit a government plan to start regional services from Buenos Aires' city airport. The Argentine capital's Aeroparque Jorge Newbery airport currently only supports domestic flights and services to Uruguay, which has a customs union with Argentina. </p> <p>American Falcon, which operates feeder services for European carriers from the capital's Ezeizia International airport, will start additional services via Montevideo, where it has fourth freedom rights. This is in advance of final Argentine transport ministry plans to open up the city centre airport to all destinations in the six-nation Mercosur trading bloc. </p> <p>The airline, which operates a Boeing 737-200 and Fokker F28, has requested approval from the Argentine civil aviation authority to start eight new services to South American destinations, with M
  • Court blames LAPA's top management for 737 crash

    News | 02 Jan 2001 18:30 | Tom Gill

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>An Argentine court has imposed massive financial penalties on the four top executives of privately owned carrier LAPA, saying they were responsible for the crash on 31 August 1999 of a Boeing 737-200 at Buenos Aires' downtown Aeroparque Jorge Newbery airport, which killed 67 people. </P> <P>Presiding Judge Literas has ruled that the LAPA executives were responsible for "<I>estrago culposo</I>" - a crime against public safety - and ordered that some $40 million of assets belonging to the airline's president, Gustavo Deutsch, be frozen, local newspaper <I>Clarin </I>reports. </P> <P>The court, which made its ruling on 23 December, also froze $500,000 of assets belonging to LAPA director general Ronaldo Boyd, together with $100,000-worth of assets of other senior executives of the airline. The executives include operations boss Fabian Chionetti and head of human resources Nora Arzeno. </P> <P>In addition, the court froze $50,000 of the assets
  • Buenos Aires' downtown airport gets upgrade cash

    News | 30 Aug 2000 12:01 | Rainer Uphoff

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>Argentina's transport minister Nicolas Gallo has given the Government's go-ahead for a $150 million package of improvements for Buenos Aires' downtown airport Aeroparque Jorge Newbery. </P> <P>Though this funding was part of the original investment plan of airport operator, Aeropuertos Argentinos 2000, it had been put on hold after the fatal runway overrun of a LAPA Boeing 737 just a year ago - an incident which has put the whole future of the airport in doubt. </P> <P>Gallo says that while the go ahead for the extension work has been granted, it is not a decision about the possible future closure of the airport within around 6 years, as the work includes measures which are necessary just in accommodating the 400 daily flights.</P> <P>The improvements will see the runway extended by an additional 150m length at the north end and widened by an extra 5m. </P> <P>Other measures include a new control tower, more and improved taxiways and a re
  • Boeing confirms LAPA as customer for six 737-700s

    News | 25 May 2000 21:09 | Chris Kjelgaard

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>Boeing confirms that Argentinian carrier Lineas Aereas Privadas Argentinas (LAPA) is the previously unidentified customer for six 737-700s whose list prices total $270 million.</P> <P>The manufacturer had already included the aircraft in its last set of cumulative commercial jet order totals but until today had not identified LAPA as the customer.</P> <P>LAPA was the first Latin American airline to operate the 737-700, taking its first example on lease in July 1998. Airclaims' <I>CASE</I> database lists LAPA as now operating eight 737-700s - three leased from ILFC and five from GECAS - and having agreed leases on eight more, still to be delivered. All but one will be taken from ILFC.</P> <P>As a result, LAPA's own latest order for six 737-700s could increase its 737-700 fleet to as many as 22 aircraft.</P> <P>The Argentinian airline also operates 12 Boeing 737-200s, seven of them leased from GECAS, but plans to replace these with 737-700s