Andes Líneas Aéreas
|Hubs||Martín Miguel de Güemes Airport|
|Secondary hubs||Aeroparque Jorge Newbery|
|Parent company||Andes Líneas Aéreas SA|
|Key people||Hector Bonafert, President|
Andes Líneas Aéreas is an airline based in Salta, Argentina. It operates regional services, as well as charter flights to tourist destinations in Argentina and Brazil on behalf of local tour operators. Its main base is Martín Miguel de Güemes Airport, with a hub at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, Buenos Aires.
Andes Líneas Aéreas began operations on 20 June 2006 with services between Salta and Buenos Aires. From its beginnings, the company has been one of the main charter flight providers in Argentina, covering local destinations as well as destinations in Brazil and in the Caribbean. It has also been the official transport of major Argentine football clubs such as River Plate, Boca Juniors, San Lorenzo, etc. After Salta, Andes added regular scheduled flights between Buenos Aires and Puerto Madryn, Jujuy and Cordoba (the latter were later discontinued).
Following the change in government (and airline policy) in December 2015 in Argentina, Andes began expanding its network and fleet.
In February 2017, Andes received formal authorization from the Argentine Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) to fly to a large number of domestic and international destinations including Rosario, Puerto Iguazu, Bariloche, Comodoro Rivadavia, Puerto Madryn, Ushuaia, El Calafate, São Paulo, Santiago de Chile and Lima among others.
In the summer of 2017, the airline inaugurated regular seasonal summer flights to Mar del Plata from Buenos Aires. It also restarted scheduled flights between Cordoba and Buenos Aires, and between Mendoza and Buenos Aires in March 2017. The company is scheduled to add flights to Termas de Rio Hondo (as a replacement for Tucuman while works continued at the airport) in May 2017, as well as flights to Iguazu (July 2017), Bariloche and Comodoro Rivadavia from Buenos Aires, and charter flights to the Dominican Republic from Córdoba, all in 2017.
The company received its first Boeing 737-800 (ex Malaysian Airlines) in May 2017 and expects to finish 2017 with 6 MD-83s and 3 B737-800 in its fleet.