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Aerolineas Argentinas

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IATA Code
ICAO Code
IATA Prefix
Callsign
IATA Member
AR
ARG
044
Argentina
Aerolineas Argentinas
Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus A340-200
Aerolineas Argentinas
Bouchard 547
1106 Buenos Aires
ARGENTINA

Tel.: +54 11 4130 3420
Fax: +54 11 4130 3582
Email: sales@aerolineas.com.ar
Website: www.aerolineas.com.ar

Owner: Interinvest SA (100%)
Base: Buenos Aires (EZE)
Hubs: Buenos Aires (AEP), Cordoba (COR)
Start of ops: December 1950
Alliances: SkyTeam
Aerolineas Argentinas operates this equipment: Executives:
  • 7 x Airbus A340
  • 6 x Airbus A330 (+2 planned)
  • 19 x Boeing 737-700
  • 20 x Boeing 737-800 (+22 on order)
Chairman:
Director General:
Financial Director:
VP Business Development:
Commercial Director:
Horacio Fargosi
Mariano Recalde
Axel Kiciloff
Guillermo Rudaeff
Juan Pablo Lafosse

Name Alias IATA
Code
ICAO
Code
Country Base Dates
Aerolineas Argentinas  
AR
ARG
Argentina Buenos Aires-Aeroparque/Ezeiza 1950-
Formed 7/12/50 by the nationalization and merger of FAMA, Aeroposta, ALFA & ZONDA. 30% then 83.5% of stocks acquired in1991 by Iberia (later reduced to 20% when transferred to SEPI, the Spanish state holding company for public enterprises, as a EU condition for Iberia subsidy). Reorganized as a subsidiary of Interinvest. 10% stake of Interinvest acquired 23/10/98 by American Airlines (8.5% stake) while Iberia reduced its stake to 10% in Interinvest (avoiding Continental Airlines along Newbridge Latin America participation with a 45% interest). 85% share to be acquired by workers in 2000, cancelled (0.59% owned by employees by 2007). Filed for protection from creditors in 2001. Intended to be acquired by Peru's Aero Continente in 2001, plans failed. 92.1% acquired by Air Plus Comet (Grupo Marsans) on 17/10/01, increased to 94.4% through Interinvest (100% owned by Marsans) by 2007. Expected to set-up a subsidiary in Chile in 10/03 with 1 747 and 2 737s, and a VIP subsidiary Aerolineas Executive Jet with 3 737-200s in 6/2003. 40% expected to be sold to public investors in 2004, indefinitely postponed. Government shares increased from 1% to 5% during 2006. Ownership planned to be re-organized on 15/5/08: Grupo Marsans reduced from 95% to 33.4%, Argentina government 5% to 20%, Carlos López Mena (Buquebús ferries) 37%, staff 5% and provincial government ~5%; whole plan lapsed. Marsans announced full sale of its 95% stakein 7/08 with airline planned to be nationalized during fall 2008 (subject to senate approval). Expected to be expropriated by Argentinian government from Marsans (announced 18/11/08, approved by Congress 3/12/08, Senate 17/12/08; promulgated 22/12/08, decree 9/1/09). Announced on 19/10/10 an agreement to join SkyTeam, effective 30/8/12.

Date
Aircraft
Reg.
Location
Country
Fatal
Damage
Boeing 737-236
LV-ZRE
San Juan, SJ Argentina
0
minor
24-Feb-99
McDonnell Douglas MD-88
LV-VBY
Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery (AEP) Argentina
0
w/o
20-Nov-92
Boeing 737-287C
LV-JNE
San Luis Airport, SL (LUQ) Argentina
0
w/o
05-Jan-90
Fokker F-28 4000
LV-MZD
Villa Gesell Airport, BA (VLG) Argentina
0
w/o
26-Sep-88
Boeing 737-287
LV-LIU
Ushuaia Airport, TF (USH) Argentina
0
w/o
16-Jul-86
Fokker F-28 1000
LV-LOA
Ushuaia-Comandante Berisso (EAU) Argentina
0
substantial
27-Jan-86
boeing 707-387C
LV-JGR
Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini (EZE) Argentina
0
w/o
24-Aug-78
boeing 737-287C
LV-JNE
Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery (AEP) Argentina
0
substantial
15-Nov-75
Fokker F-28 1000
LV-LOB
4 km from Concordia Airport, ER (COC) Argentina
0
w/o
19-Dec-70
HS 748-105 Srs. 1
LV-HHH
Sarmiento Argentina
0
w/o
HS 748-105 Srs. 1
LV-HGW
Loma Alta, CH Argentina
37
w/o
27-Nov-69
HS 748-105 Srs. 1
LV-HHI
Santa Rosa, LP Argentina
0
w/o
15-Jul-69
HS 748-105 Srs. 1
LV-IEV
Bahía Blanca-Comandante (BHI) Argentina
0
w/o
03-Jul-63
Aerospatiale Caravelle VIN
LV-HGY
Córdoba, CD Argentina
0
w/o
Avro 748-105 Srs. 1
LV-HHB
NE of Saladas, CR  Argentina
1
repaired
De Havilland Comet 4
LV-AHR
2 km from São Paulo/Campinas-Viracopos International Brazil
52
w/o
Douglas DC-6
LV-ADW
near Pardo, BA Argentina
67
w/o
Douglas DC-6
LV-ADS
near Salto Argentina
31
w/o
20-Feb-60
DH-106 Comet 4
LV-AHO
Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE) Argentina
0
w/o
12-Dec-59
CV-240-6
LV-ADM
near Mendoza, MD Argentina
0
w/o
de Havilland Comet 4
LV-AHP
9 km from Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi International (ASU) Paraguay
2
w/o
14-Jul-59
Douglas C-47A-30-DL
LV-ACM
Santiago del Estero, SE Argentina
0
w/o
Douglas C-47A-80-DL
LV-AFW
3 km off Mar del Plata, BA Argentina
10
w/o
10-Jun-58
Douglas DC-6
LV-ADV
off Ilha Grande Beach, RJ Brazil
0
w/o
Douglas DC-4
LV-AHZ
near Bolivar, BA Argentina
61
w/o
Douglas C-47A-25-DK
LV-ACD
near Pavín, CD Argentina
18
w/o
20-May-55
Douglas C-47A-20-DK
LV-ACQ
near Río Gallegos, SC Argentina
0
w/o
16-Oct-54
Convair CV-240-6
LV-ADQ
SSW of Capilla del Senor Argentina
0
w/o
Douglas C-47A-5-DK
LV-ACX
Sierra del Vilgo, CD Argentina
25
w/o
17-Jun-53
Douglas C-54A-5-DO
LV-ABQ
12 km N of Córdoba, CD Argentina
0
w/o
03-Jun-51
Douglas C-47A-85-DL
LV-AGE
Puerto Deseado Airport, SC (PUD) Argentina
0
w/o
Douglas C-47A-5-DK
LV-ACY
near Río Grande, TF Argentina
11+ 2
w/o
Douglas C-47A-20-DK
LV-ACH
near Santiago del Estero, SE Argentina
17
w/o
12-Jun-50
Douglas C-47A-1-DK
LV-ACL
Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini (EZE) Argentina
0
w/o