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Aerolineas Argentinas Takes Delivery of First Boeing 737 MAX in Latin America

Aerolíneas Argentinas has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX airplane, the first MAX in Latin America.

Aerolíneas took delivery of the airplane, a MAX 8, in late November and flew the first commercial flight about a week later from Buenos Aires to Mendoza, becoming the first in the region to operate the new and improved 737 airplane.

"Adding the 737 MAX to our fleet is yet one more example of the growth we are envisioning for our company," said Mario Dell´ Acqua, President of Aerolíneas Argentinas. "We feel both proud and responsible to continue working to deliver enhanced connectivity and an elevated experience to our passengers."

Aerolíneas Argentinas has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX airplane, the first MAX in Latin America. Click to enlarge.

Aerolíneas Argentinas is experiencing strong growth, with a 15% increase in passenger traffic in the past year, and a 22% increase since 2015. To support that growth, the airline plans to take delivery of 12 MAX airplanes and use them on flights regionally and, later in 2018, to the Caribbean.

"The 737 MAX 8 is a significant addition to Aerolíneas' fleet. The MAX will enable the airline to continue to grow and win market-share in the competitive single-aisle marketplace," said Ricardo Cavero, vice president, Latin America sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "It is a tremendous honor that Aerolíneas Argentinas will be the first Latin American carrier to fly the 737 MAX, and we're confident the airplane's efficiency and reliability will help meet their goals."

The Aerolíneas Argentinas MAX 8, powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines, is configured for 170 passengers and has a range of fly 3,515 nautical miles (6,510 kilometers).

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