American Falcon

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American Falcon
IATA ICAO Callsign
WK AFB AMERICAN FALCON
Founded1995
Ceased operations2004
Shut down 2005

American Falcon (IATA: WKICAO: AFBCall sign: AMERICAN FALCON)[1] was an Argentinian airline based in Buenos Aires. The airline began operations in 1996 and shut down in 2005.[1] It operated largely domestic services, but also some international routes to South American cities.[2]

History[edit]

The airline was formed in 1995 and initially offered only charter services, though it gradually introduced scheduled flights.[3]

In 2003, the airline embarked on a major expansion after the closure of Líneas Aéreas Privadas Argentinas and Dinar Líneas Aéreas, investing US$4 million in new routes and aircraft.[4]

On 1 March 2004, due to rising fuel costs, the airline announced it was ending all operations within a week.[4] It completely shut down a year later.[1]

Destinations[edit]

Fleet[edit]

The airline operated a maximum of five aircraft after its 2003 expansion—three Boeing 737-200s and two Fokker F28s.[3][4] Shortly before it ended operations, it returned one of the Fokkers to the lessor.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Airlines in Argentina". AirlineUpdate.com. Archived from the original on 3 December 2010. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  2. ^ "American Falcon route map". Airline Route Maps. Archived from the original on 23 November 2010. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Growing American Falcon". Aeroespacio.com.ar. Retrieved 6 December 2010.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b c d "American Falcon flights suspended". La Nacion. 1 March 2004. Retrieved 6 December 2010.