Sol Líneas Aéreas

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For the Brazilian airline, see Sol Linhas Aéreas.
Sol Líneas Aéreas
Sol Líneas Aéreas logo.gif
IATA ICAO Callsign
8R[1] OLS[2] FLIGHT SOL[2]
Founded 2005 (2005)
Hubs
Secondary hubs
Fleet size 4
Destinations 13
Headquarters Rosario, Argentina
Key people
  • Horacio Angeli
Website www.sol.com.ar
Sol Saab 340A

SOL S.A. Líneas Aéreas[3] was an Argentine airline founded in 2005,[4] and operating since August 2006 pursuant to an agreement between Transatlántica Group and the government of Santa Fe Province, who sought to improve air connections between the cities of Córdoba and Santa Fe. It had its headquarters in Rosario.[5] It filed for bankrupcy and ceased operation in January 2016.[6]

The original plan was to link the Santa Fe Province with the rest of the country by air without connecting at Buenos Aires, as few airlines fly to the Santa Fe province, given its close location to the cities of Buenos Aires and Córdoba. Furthermore, since most Argentine airlines fly larger aircraft such as the Boeing 737, McDonnell Douglas MD-80/MD-90 or Airbus A320, the plan was to fly smaller equipment, offering regular daily connections between the Santa Fe region and other Argentine cities.[citation needed]

At the time of closure, the airline's fleet was made up of Saab 340 A/B and Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft.

Corporate affairs[edit]

Key people[edit]

As of November 2013, Horacio Gabriel Angeli held the company's chief executive and president positions.[7]

Destinations[edit]

Sol Líneas Aéreas served the following destinations throughout its history:

Country City Airport Name Refs
Argentina Bahía Blanca Comandante Espora Airport [8]
Argentina Bariloche San Carlos de Bariloche Airport [9]
Argentina Buenos Aires Aeroparque Jorge Newbery [8]
Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia General Enrique Mosconi International Airport [8]
Argentina Córdoba Ingeniero Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International Airport [8]
Argentina Esquel Esquel Airport [9]
Argentina Mar del Plata Astor Piazzolla International Airport [8]
Argentina Mendoza Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport [1]
Argentina Merlo Villa de Merlo Airport [8]
Argentina Neuquén Presidente Perón International Airport [1]
Argentina Río Gallegos Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández International Airport [9]
Argentina Río Grande Hermes Quijada International Airport [9]
Argentina Rosario Islas Malvinas International Airport [8]
Argentina San Luis Brigadier Mayor César Raúl Ojeda Airport [1]
Argentina Santa Fe Sauce Viejo Airport [8]
Argentina Trelew Almirante Marcos A. Zar Airport [8]
Argentina Tucumán Teniente General Benjamín Matienzo International Airport [1]
Argentina Ushuaia Ushuaia – Malvinas Argentinas International Airport [9]
Argentina Villa Gesell Villa Gesell Airport [8]
Argentina Villa Mercedes Villa Reynolds Airport [8]
Uruguay Montevideo Carrasco International Airport [1]
Uruguay Punta del Este Capitan Corbeta C.A. Curbelo International Airport [8]

Fleet[edit]

At time of shutdown:

SOL Líneas Aéreas Fleet[10]
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Bombardier CRJ200 5[11] 50 50[citation needed]
Saab 340 A/B 4 34 34[citation needed]
Total 4 5

In 2015, the airline took delivery of the first of 6 CRJ200 aircraft (leased from Air Nostrum) that were to enter service from October 2015.[12]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

18 May 2011: Flight 5428, a 1985-built Saab 340A, tail number LV-CEJ, operating a scheduled domestic CórdobaMendozaNeuquénComodoro Rivadavia passenger service, crashed in Prahuaniyeu, 25 kilometres (16 mi) south-west of Los Menucos, in Río Negro Province, Argentina, while en route the last leg, following several distress calls made by the pilots.[13][14][15][16][17][18][19] All 22 occupants of the aircraft, of whom 19 were passengers, perished in the accident.[13][15][16][17][18][19][20] The cause of the accident is yet to be determined, although ice accumulation on the aircraft wings is believed to have been a factor.[21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Timetable (Effective 5 September 2011)". Sol Líneas Aéreas. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b https://extranet.eurocontrol.int/http://prisme-web.hq.corp.eurocontrol.int/indicators/aircraft_operators_browse.jsp
  3. ^ "Condiciones del contrato y otros avisos importantes." Sol Líneas Aéreas. Retrieved on May 19, 2011.
  4. ^ "Sol, la única compañía aérea del interior" [Sol, the only Argentine interior's company]. La Nación (in Spanish). 20 May 2011. Archived from the original on 13 June 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Contactos." Sol Líneas Aéreas. Retrieved on October 9, 2010. "Casa Central - Domicilio legal Rosario: Entre Ríos 986 - CPA S2000CRR"
  6. ^ "La aerolínea Sol confirmó el cese de actividades." Clarín iECO. Retrieved on January 17, 2016.
  7. ^ Yeo, Ghim-Lay (13 November 2013). "ALTA: Sol closes in on new turboprops". Flightglobal (Cancun). Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Sol Líneas Aéreas frontpage". Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. 
  9. ^ a b c d e De Santis, Juan Pablo (14 October 2014). "Sol Líneas Aéreas se achica y deja de volar a Santa Cruz y Tierra del Fuego" [Sol Líneas Aéreas downsizes and stops flying to Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego]. La Nación (in Spanish).  Archived 15 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Sol Líneas Aéreas Fleet". ch-aviation GmbH. Retrieved 23 September 2015.  Archived 23 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Argentina's Sol Líneas Aéreas to lease six Spanish CRJ-200s". ch-aviation GmbH. 18 August 2015.  Archived 23 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "Sol Lineas Aereas". Airliner World: 15. October 2015. 
  13. ^ a b "Paso a paso, cómo fue el vuelo fatal del avión de Sol" [The way the fatal crash was step by step]. Clarín (in Spanish). 20 May 2011. Archived from the original on 13 June 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  14. ^ Accident description for LV-CEV at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 22 May 2011.
  15. ^ a b "Argentine plane crash kills 22". Air Transport World. 20 May 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2011. (subscription required)
  16. ^ a b "22 dead as plane crashes in Argentina". Oman Daily Observer. 20 May 2011. Archived from the original on 13 June 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  17. ^ a b "Argentina plane crash kills all 22 people on board". BBC News. 19 May 2011. Archived from the original on 13 June 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  18. ^ a b Quinones, Nelson (19 May 2011). "Plane crash kills 22 in Argentina". CNN International. CNN. Archived from the original on 13 June 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  19. ^ a b Faries, Bill; Orihuela, Rodrigo (19 May 2011). "Argentine Plane Crashes in Patagonia, Killing All 22 Passengers and Crew". Bloomberg L.P. Archived from the original on 13 June 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  20. ^ Warren, Michael (19 May 2011). "22 Dead in Plane Crash in Argentine Patagonia". The Guardian. Associated Press. Archived from the original on 13 June 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  21. ^ Kaminski-Morrow, David (13 September 2011). "Sol Saab 340 suffered severe icing before fatal stall". Flightglobal. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. 

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