First 737 MAX for Aerolíneas Argentinas

Aerolíneas Argentinas celebrates delivery first 737 MAX

Aerolíneas Argentinas

Aerolíneas took delivery of the airplane, a MAX 8, in late November and flew the first commercial flight about a week later from Buenos Aires to Mendoza

4 December 2017

Boeing and Aerolíneas Argentinas today celebrated the delivery and commercial debut of the first 737 MAX aircraft for the airline and for Latin America.

Aerolíneas took delivery of the airliner, a MAX 8, in late November and flew the first commercial flight about a week later from Buenos Aires to Mendoza, becoming the first in the region to operate the new and improved 737 aircraft.

“Adding the 737 MAX to our fleet is yet one more example of the growth we are envisioning for our company,” said Mario Dell´ Acqua, president of Aerolíneas Argentinas. “We feel both proud and responsible to continue working to deliver enhanced connectivity and an elevated experience to our passengers.”

Aerolíneas Argentinas is experiencing strong growth, with a 15 per cent increase in passenger traffic in the past year, and a 22 per cent increase since 2015. To support that growth, the airline plans to take delivery of 12 MAX airliners and use them on flights regionally and, later in 2018, to the Caribbean.

“The 737 MAX 8 is a significant addition to Aerolíneas’ fleet. The MAX will enable the airline to continue to grow and win market-share in the competitive single-aisle marketplace,” said Ricardo Cavero, vice president, Latin America sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “It is a tremendous honour that Aerolíneas Argentinas will be the first Latin American carrier to fly the 737 MAX, and we’re confident the airliner’s efficiency and reliability will help meet their goals.”

The 737 MAX is the fastest selling airliner in Boeing history, surpassing 4,000 total orders to date. The MAX family incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements.

The Aerolíneas Argentinas MAX 8 is configured for 170 passengers and fly 3,515 nautical miles (6,510 kilometres).

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