On December 4, Boeing and Aerolineas Argentinas held a celebration for the delivery and commercial debut of the first 737 MAX aircraft that joined the fleet of the Buenos Aires-based carrier.
The airline received the plane in late November and deployed it for its first commercial flight from Buenos Aires to Mendoza about a week later. Thus, Aerolineas became the first carrier to operate a 737 MAX airplane in the region of Latin America.
“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 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.”