LAN Argentina

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LAN Argentina
LAN Airlines logo.svg
IATA
4M
ICAO
DSM
Callsign
LANAR
Founded 2005
Hubs Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Secondary hubs Ministro Pistarini International Airport
Frequent-flyer program LANPASS
Alliance Oneworld
Fleet size 19
Destinations 17
Headquarters Buenos Aires, Argentina
Key people Gustavo Lopetegui CEO
Website www.lan.com

LAN Argentina is an airline based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is an affiliate of LAN Airlines and operates scheduled domestic services from Buenos Aires to Bariloche, Córdoba, Comodoro Rivadavia, El Calafate, Mendoza, Puerto Iguazú, Neuquén, Río Gallegos, Salta, San Juan, Tucumán and Ushuaia, and international services to Lima, Miami, Punta Cana, Santiago and Sao Paulo. Its main bases are Jorge Newbery Airport (Airbus A320) and Ministro Pistarini International Airport (Boeing 767), both located in Buenos Aires.[1]

History[edit]

Prior to its acquisition by LAN Airlines of Chile, the airline was known by its legal name, Aero 2000. LAN Argentina became an affiliate member of the Oneworld airline alliance on April 1, 2007. The airline is owned by LAN Airlines (49%) and Argentine investors (51%).[1]

On August 28, 2013, an Argentinean judge blocked the government's plan to break a long term lease of hangar space to LAN in Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, that was seen as vital to the airline's operations.[2]

Destinations[edit]

Today LAN Argentina operates from Buenos Aires to Córdoba, Mendoza, Salta, Neuquen, San Juan, Iguazú, Bariloche, Comodoro Rivadavia and Río Gallegos. It recently added flights to Bahía Blanca, El Calafate, Ushuaia and Tucuman. It also operates daily flights from Buenos Aires to Miami, Lima and Santiago de Chile. The non-stop flights to São Paulo-GRU operate twice daily, and the flight to Punta Cana operates only on Sundays.

Fleet[edit]

An Airbus A320 of LAN Argentina at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (December 2011)

LAN Argentina fleet (as of January 2014):[3]

LAN Argentina Fleet
Aircraft In Service Passengers
C Y Total
Airbus A320-200 15 0 168 168
Boeing 767-300ER 4 30 191 221
Total 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 104. 
  2. ^ " Averted Eviction #AvMRO."
  3. ^ "LAN Argentina Fleet". ch-aviation.ch. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 

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