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Aerolineas Argentinas signs purchase agreement for 20 Boeing 737-800NGs

22-Oct-2013 11:27 AM

Aerolineas Argentinas and Boeing signed (21-Oct-2013) a purchase agreement for 20 737-800NG aircraft value at USD1.8 billion at list prices, which is yet to be finalised. Aerolineas CEO Mariano Recalde stated, "This agreement is a key part of a greater plan to renew our fleet and prepare our operations to accommodate growing demand. The Boeing Next-Generation 737-800, which has more seats than our current single-aisle fleet, will give us more flexibility to operate both domestic and regional routes." Boeing Commercial Airplanes VP sales Latin America, Africa, and the Caribbean stated, "Our partnership with Aerolineas extends back to the days of the Douglas DC-3. We have worked side by side with Aerolineas to help provide world-class aviation to the people of Argentina." According to the CAPA Fleet Database, the carrier's short-and-medium haul fleet is currently comprised of four 737-800s as well as 22 737-700s with an average age of 9.6 years. [more - original PR - Boeing] [more - original PR - Aerolineas - Spanish]