1950 | December, 7th |
By decree Nº 26.099 of the Executive Power, Aerolíneas Argentinas is created as a State Company.
1951 | December,1st|
The interamerican Press Information Society declares Aerolineas Argentinas as the best air commercial company of the world, due to its efficient organization and the quality of its services.
1953 | January, 27th|
Regular services between Buenos Aires and Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), with stop in Córdoba and Salta are inaugurated.
1954 | October,15th |
DC-3 aircrafts initiate flights between Buenos Aires and Montevideo (Uruguay).
1956 | October, 12 |
The second weekly frequency between Buenos Aires and New York (USA) is inaugurated.
1958 | April, 28th |
The purchase of six Comet IV aircraft, the first jet plane is authorized, driven by turbines instead of propellers, commonly know as jet propelled.
1959 | March, 2nd |
The first Comet IV arrives in Argentina, initiating the jet era, a technological jump that, among other advantages, would reduce the duration of all the flights to a half.
The Jet Era
1960 | December, 1st |
The Comet IV starts flying to Bariloche.
1961 | December, 26th |
An Aerolíneas Argentinas Comet IV completes the first round the World which is performed by a commercial aircraft, making an official trip of President Frondizi.
1962 |January, 25th |
The first AVRO HS 748 aircraft arrives to the country.
1963 | July, 12th |
La Paz (Bolivia) is included in the interamerican routes.
1965 | February 5th |
Aerolíneas Argentinas acquires four Boeing 707 aircrafts.
1966 | November, 25th |
A Boeing 707 aircraft, the first flight without stops in history between Madrid and Buenos Aires, in 11 hours and 31 minutes, establishing a world record in speed.
1967 | May, 1st |
First flight in a Boeing 707 to Frankfurt (Germany).
1969 | August, 21 st |
Aerolíneas Argentinas acquires six twin-jet planes Boeing 737.
From the Comet to the Jumbo
1971 | December, 1st|
The last Comet IV is withdrawn from the fleet, alter having joined 20.438 hours of flights.
1973 | May, 6th |
First flight without stops to Miami (USA) in a Boeing 707.
1974 | August, 1st |
First direct flight between Buenos Aires and Bogotá (Colombia), to go on to México and Los Angeles (USA).
1975 | April, 4th |
Flights to Caracas (Venezuela) are inaugurated.
1976 | December, 31st|
The first of the Boeing 747 acquired by Aerolíneas Argentinas arrives to Ezeiza.
1977 | January, 5th |
First flight of a Boeing 747 between Buenos Aires, Madrid, Rome and Frankfurt.
1978 | March, 28th |
Services to Montreal (Canada) are inaugurated.
1979 | April, 4th |
Regular services of cargo transportation, with two planes Boeing 707 start exclusively conditioned to that effect.
1979 | April 9th |
By decree N° 808 of the Executive Power, Aerolíneas Argentinas becomes a State Society.
The First Transporlar Flight
1980 | December, 13th |
The first Boeing 747-SP is incorporated to the fleet, purchased to the north American company Braniff.
1980 | June, 7th |
The first transpolar flight of a commercial airline. It is accomplished by an Aerolíneas Argentinas Jumbo 747. Departs from Buenos Aires, makes a stop in Río Gallegos, goes through the South Pole and reaches to Auckland (New Zealand). The trips culminate in Hong Kong (China).
1980 | December, 2nd |
First non-stop flight between Melbourne (Australia) and Ezeiza. It is accomplished by a Jumbo 747, inaugurating the route.
1981 | September, 5th |
The regular service to Auckland (New Zealand) by the transpolar flight.
1982 | June, 12 th |
Pope Juan Pablo II returns from Buenos Aires to Rome in Aerolíneas Argentinas Boeing 747, especially conditioned the the Supreme Pontiff.
1987 | April, 12th |
Second papal flight in Aerolíneas Argentinas. The Pope returns from Buenos Aires to Rome in a Boeing 747.
Years of Change
1990 | November, 21st |
A consortium headed by Iberia starts being in charge of the company, which changes its firm name and is named Aerolíneas Argentinas S.A.
1992 | April, 29th |
The first plane MD-83 aircraft to be included in the fleet.
1994 | August, 10th |
The first Airbus 310 aircraft is transferred from Toulouse, France.
1996 | 23 de agosto |
The Aerolíneas Argentinas Official Website in Internet is launched, with the address www.aerolineas.com.ar.
1997 | May, 1st |
Aerohandling, a ramp service that is Aerolíneas Argentinas property, starts operating an important annual saving.
1998 | July, 1st |
The city of Córdoba becomes in the second 'Hub' of Argentina.
1999 | June |
The first of four Airbus 340 aircrafts coming from Paris (France), lands in Buenos Aires acquired by our company.
2000 | December, 7th |
It is the 50° Aerolíneas Argentinas anniversary.
2001 | October, 17th |
Marsans Groups makes themselves responsible for the company. Mr. Antonio Mata is named President of the Executive Committee.
2002 | June 25 |
Foundation Launches Aerolineas Argentinas, an entity with social and cultural purposes.
2003 | March |
It makes opening a flight route between Buenos Aires and Beijing (China), through a 'Hub' in Madrid (Spain).
2003 | August, 11th |
Presentation of the plane of the Executive Jet line, which starts operating immediately.
2004 | March |
Aerolíneas Argentinas adds to its fleet a new Boeing 747-400, the biggest plane of passengers of the world nowadays still in service. The Company is the only in South America which has this type of aircraft.
2004 | June, 29th |
The Maintenance Technical Center in the facilities of the air-sea arsenal 'Commandant Espora' in the city of Bahía Blanca, in the frame of the subscribed contract between to and the Argentine navy. This Center permits to provide services of maintenance to the commercial and military aviation, creating working sources of high qualification.
2005 | February, 5th |
Aerolíneas Argentinas retakes the route to Mexico, with a frequency of five weekly flights, with Airbus 310 aircrafts, with a capacity of 175 passengers in Tourist Class and 17 in Club Cóndor Class.
2006 | February, 2nd |
Aerolíneas Argentinas starts flying with non stop flights to Caracas and Bogotá.
2007 | August, 9th |
Aerolíneas Argentinas acquires an Airbus A340-300, being it the first model of this type that is incorporated to the large scope fleet.
2007 | 22 de Octubre |
Aerolíneas Argentinas retakes its flights to Asunción with 14 weekly frequencies, departing both from Aeroparque and from Ezeiza.
2008 | December, 12th |
Aerolineas Argentinas I inaugurated its new branch office in the city of Asunción in the offices located in the PS LINE Building, on España Avenue of the Paraguayan capital. The act counted on the participation of the Argentine Ambassador, Aerolineas Argentinas staff and special guests.
2009 | February, 5th |
The rescue of the Aerolíneas Argentinas stock portfolio to the National State has been established in the framework of the Law No. 26.466. Thus, Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral appointed their new executives.
2009 | May, 22nd |
A contract is signed with the Brazilian State Embraer Company for the purchase of 20 airplanes for Aerolíneas Argentinas-Austral, which is kept within the bounds of the recapitalization plan of our companies.
2009 | June, 8th |
Aerolíneas Argentinas takes up again the purchase of new airplanes after seventeen years and presents the first b-737/700 version 2009 purchased to Boeing. The purchase is for two airplanes B737/700 NG (Next Generation).
2009 | July, 16th |
Dr. Mariano recalde became president of Aerolineas Argentinas y Austral.
The Big Change
2010 | June, 9th | Aerolíneas Argentinas changes its corporate image.
A change that is respectful to our past and our career. A change resulting from the path we have walked together.
2010 | 18 August | Aerolíneas Argentinas Federal Network inaugurated.
Aerolíneas Argentinas inaugurates the new route named \'Corredor Federal\'that links Aeroparque Jorge Newbery airport with the Iguazu-Salta- Mendoza and Bariloche airports, with four weekly services and in a second phase the adding the airport of Cordoba during the first quarter of 2011.
2010 | 30th November | Aerolíneas Argentinas joins Sky Team.
Aerolíneas Argentinas signed an agreement to join Sky Team in 2012, being the first member of Sky Team in South America, adding 38 new destinations to the network of Sky Team. The signatory ceremony took place in Buenos Aires, under the sponsorship of the President of the Argenitine Republic, Mrs. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
2010 | 23 December | Aerolíneas Argentinas fulfilled its promise with the first stage of incorporating new aircraft Embraer 190 to Austral's fleet.
Adding nine of the units acquired since the 20th of September 2010, complying with the Renewal Plan announced by the Company. These nine aircraft E-190 are the first group of a total of 20 that will be completed in the first semester of 2011 when the remaining 11 will be incorporated.
2011 | 03rd March | Aerolíneas Argentinas resumes flights to Mexico DF.
Flying non stop from Buenos Aires to Mexico DF four times a week.
2011 | 11th March | Aerolíneas Argentinas rejoined Internation Air Transpor Association(IATA) Clearing House.
Aerolíneas Argentinas fully returned to IATA, after ten years of suspension, resumes operations with the Clearing House of the International Association that unites all major airline of the world.
2011 | 28th March | The twentieth Embraer arrived in the Country to add to Austral's fleet.
On Monday 28th of March of 2011 the twentieth Embraer arrived in the Country to be part of and increase the fleet of Austral Airlines. It is important to remember the the agreement between Aerolineas Argentinas and the Brazilian Airline Company S.A. (Embraer) foresees the addition of twenty aircraft to be completed in 2011.
2011 | April 18th | Aerolìneas Argentinas and Austral sign an agreement with PAMI
Aerolíneas Argentinas and Austral and the National institute of Social Services for Retired and Pensioners (PAMI) have signed an agreement in order to act jointly in activities related to culture, entertainment, health prevention and promotion for elderly people, especially in those members of said Institute. Thus, Aerolíneas Argentinas and Austral will make PAMI members the access to different points of the country easier, using the flag airline which is the only one that guarantees the air commercial activity within all the national territory.
2011 | April 26th | Aerolíneas Argentinas presented its new class of service “Club Economy” '
Aerolíneas Argentinas launched to the market the new class of service 'Club Economy' which offers more flexibility of fares as well as faster attention on land for those passengers of the business segmentation. The “Club Economy” class will replace to the “Club Condor” class in domestic and regional flights with a product, among other advantages, that offers access to a check-in, boarding and priority as regards collection of baggage, higher hand baggage allowance and in the changes and refunds without habitual penalties for air tickets.
2011 | July 04th | Aerolíneas Argentinas joins Iguazú with Rio de Janeiro
Aerolíneas Argentinas inaugurated the route Iguazú-Río de Janeiro-Iguazú which will be operated with three weekly frequencies, opening thus a new connection with the “Corredor Federal” which currently joins Bariloche, Mendoza, Salta, Iguazú and vice versa. This route shall be operated with a Boeing 737-500.
2011 | August 18th | Presentation of a flight simulator for pilots of the Embraer Airline of Austral
Aerolíneas Argentinas realizó el acto of acceptation of the “Simulador Gráfico de Cabina de Vuelo” (Graphic Simulator for Flight Cabins), a flight device for the aircraft pilots training for the Embraer-ER 190 fleet, destined to Austral Líneas Aéreas. It is about screens that copy the flights boards and controls, which permits pilots to carry out flight operations as training. The launch of the GFS starting is framed within the pilots training plan in our country, being the first in the Austral S.A. company history.
In 2011, Aerolìneas Argentinas managed to beat its own record of flown hours during a year
The number of flown hours in the month of December have been the most important registry of the national airline in all its history surpassing with 15.997,03 hours block flown, a record which has been kept from June, 2000 with 15.645 flight hours.Besides, during the whole year 2011, Aerolíneas Argentinas flew a total of 167.383,69 block hours, while the best previous record is dated on 2005 with 165.869 hours. This increase has been produced jointly with a substantial improvement in the operation of the Company registering on December, 2011 a compliance of the chronogram of departure of flights higher than the 99 per cent of the total of the operated frequencies.
2012 | February 01st | Aerolíneas Argentinas says good by to the Jumbo
At 04:55 AM today the last flight operated by a Boeing 747 landed at Ezeiza International Airport. With the arrival of the flight number 1133, coming from Madrid, Aerolíneas Argentinas deprogrammed commercially the Boeing 747 (Jumbo aircrafts) that have operated during thirty-three years in the international routes of the Company. The deprogramming of these aircrafts is part of the renewal and widening of fleet, in the search of a major operating output. The B-747/400 equipments have been replaced by Airbus A-340 aircrafts. Aerolíneas Argentinas was the first and unique company that incorporated this type of aircrafts in all Latin América. Aerolíneas Argentinas fue la primera y única empresa que incorporó este tipo de aeronave en toda Latinoamérica.
2012 | February 24th | Aerolíneas Argentinas unified its long-range fleet.
Just as it was foreseen in the “2010/2014 Business Plan” Aerolíneas Argentinas homogenization their long-range fleet with Airbus A-340 aircrafts, being the 200 and 300 models those that from here onwards would cover all the international destinies of the Company.
2012 | March 01st | Aerolíneas Argentinas renewed its Aerolíneas Plus Program.
Aerolíneas Argentinas renewed its Aerolíneas Plus Program. From the month of March points became miles. Our Aerolíneas Plus Members will be able to use miles for flights with other air companies pertaining to the Skyteam Alliance.
2012 | 10 de abril | Aerolíneas Argentinas and Austral separated from its fleet the MD80 y B737-500 aircrafts.
With the AU 2883 flight coming from Río Gallegos that landed today at 06.30 Am, the last Austral MD-80 aircraft left the active service in the fleet and it also complied with its last performance in Aerolíneas Argentinas the B-737/500 aircraft operating the flight AR 1867 between Trelew and Buenos Aires. The deprogramming of this type of aircrafts is part of the renewal, widening and homogenising of fleet, in the search of major output and operative lower costs, making the operation efficient..
2012 | August 29 | Aerolineas Argentinas joins the SkyTeam alliance
As of this date Aerolineas Argentinas joins one of the most prestigious global airlines alliances. SkyTeam is made up of 18 airlines: Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM and Vietnam Airlines. Together these airlines serve 537 million passengers each year, 933 destinations in 186 countries, offer approximately 15,000 daily flights and have more than 520 VIP airport lounges around the world.
2012 | October | Commencement of the process of SAP implementation
SAP is a computing tool that will permit to improve the management and administration procedures helping to get the accounting practices better.
2012 | november 27 | AEROLINEAS PLUS RELAUNCH
As of today, the frequent flyer program will allow you to add miles with following selected credit cards: American Express, Credicoop Bank, Galicia Bank, Hipotecario Bank, Macro Group, Banco de la Nacion Argentina and Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires; thus making it the first Latinamerican program to offer its members the posibility to choose between more than one financial institue that isses cards.
2012 | November | Aerolíneas launched its: More banks and more credit cards Program.
Aerolíneas became the second airline of the world and the first in the American continent that offer to its passengers the system multi banks, after having signed an agreement with several banking entities.
2012 | December | Presentation of the Fleet
In 2012 Aerolíneas complied with the strategic plan of incorporating aircrafts, achieving the goal of having a modern and homogeneous fleet of 57 operating planes. Having fulfilled this objective, it represents an important step to optimize the operations, both in the consumption of fuel and in the comfort for the passengers and the smallest environmental pollution.
2012 | Aerolíneas received its passenger number 7 million
The passenger arrived to Aeroparque from her Province of Formosa where she was born, to which only Aerolíneas Argentinas flies; she was received by the President of the Company, Dr. Mariano Recalde. In 2012 the Argentine flag airline transported one million of passengers more than in 2011.
2013 | March | Official Inauguration of the Training Center for Pilots of the Argentine Republic.
At the moment of building the new flight simulators, Aerolíneas achieved the symbolic and strategic recovery. The simulators which has been dismantled during the private management, have been recovered by through the public management not only to form again argentine pilots in our country but also that other air companies have already rented their first hours of instruction for their pilots, returning to the center in a business unit.
2013 | April | Sky Priority launching
As a member of the international Sky Team Alliance, Aerolíneas Argentinas presented the inauguration of the Sky Priority Program, oriented to benefit the high value passengers, offering them recognition, priority and speediness at the check-in counters, luggage dispatch, migration procedures and boarding procedures. Dr. Recalde, who has been present in the inauguration, explained that the Sky Priority implementation is part of the adaptations that Aerolíneas is making from a long time to locate it in the principal airline standards of the world.
2013 | May | Launching of the Blackberry application available for all Aerolíneas Argentinas passengers.
The closeness with the passengers is a fundamental value for the Company. In tune with the increasing use of technology and with the purpose of providing a better service, Aerolíneas Argentinas offers a mobile application that allows to have access to know: the status of the flights, promotional fares, the Aerolíneas Argentinas Program of frequent flyers and diverse general information.
2014 | February 5 | After 25 years, Aerolineas Argentinas flies again to all provinces.
This historic event will take place on March 5 when Aerolineas Argentinas resume the Buenos Aires-Parana route on a daily basis, thus covering all Argentine provinces with regular flights.
2014 | February 12 | Aerolineas Argentinas acquired four new Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
The signing ceremony took place at the San Martin Palace, headquarters of the Foreign Ministry in a meeting, which was attended by the Vice President of Airbus for Latin America and the Caribbean, Rafael Alonso, and the ambassadors of the Federal Republic of Germany, France and the UK.
2014 | May 13 | After 65 years, Aerolineas Argentinas will build a new hangar and aircraft maintenance and repair shops in Ezeiza.
The hangar called “Hangar 5” will be the first, for its size, made at the Ministro Pistarini International Airport since it was opened in April 1949, and will be designed just like hangars 3 and 4 (declared National Historic Landmarks) to house the world's largest commercial aircraft, today the Airbus A-380.
2014 | October 9 | Aerolineas Argentinas has expanded its codeshare flights agreement with Gol.
The flag carrier added codeshare flights between Buenos Aires and the cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, besides offering new destinations to its passengers, such as Salvador, Natal, Goiania, Maceio, Belem, Recife and Porto Seguro.
2014 | December 10 | Aerolineas Argentinas carried 9 million passengers and the number is growing.
The president of Aerolineas Argentinas, Mariano Recalde, received at the metropolitan Airport Jorge Newbery (Aeroparque) the passenger number nine million, who arrived on a flight from Salta city.
2015 | January 15 |
Responding to the needs of its passengers, Aerolíneas Argentinas allows traveling with pets in the cabin. It applies exclusively to domestic segments, to dogs and cats only.
2015 | January 28 |
Aerolineas Argentinas ranks twenty-fifth among the hundred best commercial air companies in the world according to a survey conducted by eDreams, one of the most important on-line travel companies worldwide.
2015 | March 12 |
The president of Aerolineas Argentinas, Mariano Recalde, presented the ”Aerolíneas Foundation” through which the Company will carry out corporate social responsibility activities with other non-governmental organizations.
2015 | March 18 |
Aerolíneas Argentinas and Korean Air, the flag carrier of South Korea, announced a new codeshare agreement on routes Seoul - New York - Buenos Aires and Seoul - Sao Paulo - Buenos Aires. The new agreement will start on March 25, 2015, offering its passengers very convenient options when planning their international trips.
2015 | March 20 |
Aerolineas Argentinas and Aeroflot Russian Airlines, both members of the SkyTeam alliance, signed an agreement in Moscow, in an event that took place at the 22nd Moscow International Exhibition of Travel and Tourism to strengthen cooperation in their respective markets.
2015 | April 15 |
Aerolineas Argentinas and the Chilean Sky Airline announced the signature and implementation of a new codeshare agreement in the Southern Cone. The agreement will be effective for sales as of May 1, 2015.
2015 | May 12 |
Aerolineas Argentinas has marked a new milestone in its history by flying to Madrid with a modern, safe and efficient 2-engine plane. The A-330 are the aircrafts recently incorporated into the flag carrier’s fleet, which will start their regular flights to the Spanish capital from next July 1.
2015 | June 29 |
Dr. Mariano Recalde, along with other representatives of Aerolíneas and the European manufacturer Airbus, met this afternoon at the offices of the flag carrier and signed an agreement by which the creation of the unique maintenance training center for Airbus fleet in Latin America is formalized.
2015 | September 7 |
Aerolíneas Argentinas and Sol Líneas Aéreas agreed to implement codeshare flights with the objective of expanding air connectivity in the country.
2015 | September 11 |
Aerolíneas Argentinas celebrated the third anniversary as member of the SkyTeam alliance and, at the same time, 15 years since the creation of the group composed of twenty international commercial aviation companies.
2015 | September 17 |
The president of Aerolineas Argentinas, Mariano Recalde, attended the launching ceremony of the Center for Education and Training of Pilots of the Argentine Republic (CEFEPRA) expansion project.The work foresees the installation of a new mock-up aimed at safety training and improving the travel experience for the passengers.
2015 | October 1 |
Austral’s Workshops receive official certification from Embraer The President of Aerolineas Argentinas, Dr. Mariano Recalde and the Vice President of Services and Support of Embraer, Johann Bordais took part in the ceremony of certification by which the Maintenance Service of Austral Líneas Aéreas joined the Embraer Authorized Service Centers.
2015 | October 8 |
Aerolineas Argentinas and Delta Air Lines signed an agreement to operate code share flights which will allow them to expand their route network between the United States and South America.
2015 | October 15 |
Aerolineas Argentinas relaunched its "Aerolíneas Plus" program and its campaign called "That is a Plus."
2015 | November 6 |
Aerolineas Argentinas today reached 9 million passengers. The passenger departed from Buenos Aires to Tucuman.
2015 | December 5 |
Aerolineas Argentinas presented today in Ezeiza one of the most important works in its history. The "Hangar 5" is the largest in the region. It is a strategic investment for the future of our flag carrier.
2015 | December 8 |
Aerolineas Argentinas today reached 10 million passengers carried so far this year.
2016 | January 4 |
Ms. Isela Costantini becomes President of Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral.