The CEO of Aerolíneas Argentinas, Pablo Ceriani, reinforced the interest in two new commercial jets for the fleet of the state carrier.
After revealing that the airline is analyzing the Airbus A330neo and Embraer E195-E2 models to CH-Aviation in November last year, Ceriani mentioned them again in a new interview, this time for Aviacionline, during the MRO Latin America 2023 event, which takes place in Buenos Aires.
The chief executive did not advance details of a possible order, but pointed out that the E195-E2 could have a configuration of 136 seats with different pitch to offer economy and premium economy class services.
Currently, Aerolíneas operates a fleet of 26 first-generation E190 jets, whose retirement was considered by the previous management, although they are relatively new aircraft, with an average age of 12 years.
Four months ago, Ceriani had said that he was also analyzing the Airbus A220, but considered the transition to the E195-E2 more natural for crew and maintenance teams.
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Airbus, however, is in the company’s plans, but with the widebody A330neo. As he had previously said, the goal is to have four of these more efficient jets that would coexist with eight A330-200s, taking advantage of the fact that some of them will soon be retired.
The CEO also confirmed the arrival of three new Boeing 737 MAX 8 between 2024 and 2025, reinforcing the eclectic character of the Aerolíneas Argentinas fleet, which operates aircraft from three different manufacturers.