Aerolíneas Argentinas has become the first Latin American airline to operate passenger flights with the Boeing 737 MAX.
Aerolíneas says it took delivery of its first 737 MAX 8 in late November and flew its first commercial flight “about a week later” from Buenos Aires to Mendoza, becoming the first in the region to operate the new type.
“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.”
The Argentinian airline plans to take delivery of 12 MAX airplanes and use them on flights regionally and, later in 2018, to the Caribbean.
The Aerolíneas Argentinas MAX 8 is configured for 170 passengers and to fly 3,515 nautical miles (6,510km).