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 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
"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