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Aerolineas Argentinas

by Giuseppe TovarNovember 19, 2013

Aerolineas Argentinas (also known as Aerolineas), is an airline in Argentina dedicated to commercial passenger transport, in addition to being the flagship airline for Argentina, and the largest in the country, it is also one of the leading commercial airlines in Latin America. It is an official Member of the SkyTeam alliance, being the first and only partner with South American flights both domestic and international. It has more than 36 destinations within Argentina, and internationally, it has an extensive network of destinations in South America, North America and Europe. Meanwhile, it is the only Latin American airline to fly non-stop flights to Oceania, with direct flights to Australia, and various European capitals, such as Rome. In July 2 2008 it was under the management of the Argentine State. Aerolineas not only leads the aviation market in Argentina, but it is also the most used airline in Uruguay to travel abroad, given the bankruptcy of the former Pluna Uruguayan company. It is also the airline that serves the most destinations in the Mercosur market. It is both the largest airline in Latin America and in the Southern Hemisphere, and the third most important operator in South America – after LAN airlines and Avianca (with their respective mergers already consummated).  Aerolineas Cargo, meanwhile, is an official member of SkyTeam Cargo.

The city of Cordoba is the Hub for the airline, because of its geographical location in the center of the country, and because it is the second largest in Argentina. It also has the International Airport, Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella, with a large operations capacity, with more than 1,523,107 passengers flying throught it in 2012. In this way, the hub of Aerolineas with Austral Airlines operates from Cordoba to Buenos Aires, Jujuy, Comodoro Rivadavia, Ezeiza, Mendoza, Neuquen, Salta, Iguazu and Bariloche. Aerolineas also has a secondary airport at Francisco Gabrielli International Airport in the province of Mendoza, being the second airport with the most flights in the country after Cordoba. The airline maintains international flights to Santiago, Chile, and is including Brazil in future plans.

The airline’s fleet is currently composed of aircraft of the Airbus family A340 and Boeing 737. The company is focused on fully modernizing its fleet of aircraft, that is why the Boeing 747-400 fleet of the airline was dismissed from duty on February 1 of 2012 and is being replaced by aircraft of the Airbus A340 family, also the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 fleet of the airline was relieved in April 1 2012 and is being replaced by Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Registered head office and customer service contact details for Aerolineas Argentinas:

Physical Address:

Av. Corrientes 3247 Caba 1er piso, Buenos Aires Argentina

Phone:

Call Center: 0810-222-VOLAR (86527)

 

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  • Erik
    November 19, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Our Aerolineas Argentinas flight between Sydney and Buenos Aires was very good. The staff were friendly and spoke English. This changed once I arrived in Buenos Aires. The next flight was to Sao Paulo. The takeoff was delayed for a couple of hours but the staff was very nice. Once we arrived in Sao Paulo the service was not as good but it was still all-right. The staff seemed to be tired and the gate staff could not decide which airport gate the airline was at. If you are an English speaking person and do not know Spanish or Portuguese, it is worth finding a translator. I then flew to Curitiba and the service was excellent and the staff was friendly. We arrived on time. On the way back my flight was delayed and was going to be diverted from Buenos Aires due to bad weather. A friendly hostess kept me informed of this. The Staff were very professional with the delay too. I can say it was overall a great experience.

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