AWAS announced an agreement with its long-time customer Aerolíneas Argentinas to extend the lease of an A340-300 widebody to continue to provide reliable longhaul service in the Americas. Additionally AWAS will provide future delivery of a new 737-800 with Boeing Sky Interior from their new order pipeline, the third 737-800 that the lessor will have placed with Aerolíneas. The 737-800 is part of the airline’s on-going fleet modernisation and optimisation programme.
“We are very pleased to grow our relationship with our valued partner AWAS and renew the A340 in our fleet as well as agree to the delivery of an additional 737-800,” said Sergio Garcia Gomez, VP Fleet Planning and Financial Restructuring Aerolíneas Argentinas. “The AWAS team is in a continuous dialogue with us, discussing our fleet planning needs, and how to best assist us to achieve our growth plans. This is yet another positive development for our airline in its plan to become a premier carrier in Latin America.”
Walter Valarezo, Managing Director of the Americas for AWAS commented, “We are very pleased that we were again selected to enhance Aerolíneas’ fleet to wellposition them for profitable growth well into the future.”
Marlin Dailey, AWAS Chief Commercial Officer added, “We are delighted with our long-term business relationship with Aerolíneas Argentinas. AWAS is proud to be able to add to our fleet in Latin America and, as part of our strategy, assist the region with its strong growth.”