Aerolineas Argentinas has formalised an agreement for 20 Boeing 737-800 aircraft in a deal valued at $1.8 billion at list prices.

“This is a landmark order for our company, both in the number of aircraft and in what they signify for our fleet,” says Mariano Recalde, president of the Buenos Aires-based carrier.

Aerolineas Argentineas 737-800

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“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." he adds.

Flightglobal Pro data shows that the state-owned carrier operates a fleet of 38 aircraft consisting of 26 737s, 11 Airbus A340s and one A330.