Showing posts with label Aerolineas Argentinas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Aerolineas Argentinas. Show all posts

22 November, 2023

Intelsat Inflight Connectivity Coming to Aerolíneas Argentinas

Intelsat, operator of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network, today was selected by Aerolíneas Argentinas to provide multi-orbit inflight connectivity service on 18 Airbus A330 and Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The airline will become the first in Latin America to offer service using Intelsat’s new electronically steered array (ESA) antenna.

“Aerolíneas Argentinas’ passengers will soon benefit from multi-orbit connectivity that will provide the same fast and dependable internet access they enjoy at home,” said Dave Bijur, Senior Vice President for Commercial Aviation. “Intelsat’s partnerships with innovative Latin American airlines highlight how the region’s carriers are leading the way when it comes to the most advanced connectivity.”

The airline’s Airbus and Boeing aircraft will soon offer Intelsat’s new ESA, which is less than seven centimeters tall and interoperates on both Intelsat’s family of geo-stationary satellites and its partner’s constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites.

28 April, 2019

Aerolineas Argentinas cancels flights ahead of strike action

Aerolineas Argentinas has confirmed this weekend that it has been forced to take tough action ahead of a nationwide strike scheduled for Tuesday, 30th April.

The government-owned airline has cancelled all 350 flights for Tuesday, affecting more than 22,000 passengers as the 24-hour anti-austerity strike look set to cripple the nations transport systems and public services. 

The people of Argentina are deeply dissatisfied with  President Mauricio Macri programme of austerity as the country battles against recession and super high inflation.  The strike is likely to bring the county to a halt and the airline has preemptively cancelled all flights scheduled to operate on Tuesday.

24 November, 2018

Strike action grounds all Aerolineas Argentinas flights on Monday

Aerolineas Argentinas, the national airline of Argentina advised on Friday that it was cancelling all flights on Monday, as a strike had been called by pilots and staff.

The state-owned airline advised that over 370 flights, affecting around 40,000 people had been axed, less than a week before the country plays the role of host for a meeting of international leaders at the G20 summit.

The annual meeting of the top twenty economies is held at various locations around the world and this year it is the turn of Argentina. It would be the biggest event of its kind to be held in the country, which has, for many years been trying to attract international investment in the country.

The airline is hoping that by cancelling all flights on Monday, it will be able to operate an orderly restart to the schedule on Tuesday. However, the union hasn't ruled out endorsed strike action which may continue well into the week.

09 October, 2017

Aerolineas Argentinas Halt Caracas Flights

photo  Reuters 

The Argentine airline Aerolineas Argentinas has become the latest in a long list of air carriers to suspend flights to the Venezuelan capital, Caracas.

The airline cited concerns over security in Venezuela because of increasing criminal violence and political uncertainty, for the main reasons for suspending the service. It follows similar moves by many other airlines such as Air Canada, Aeromexico, Alitalia and Delta.

The International Air Transport Association warned Venezuela is becoming increasingly isolated as the situation in the country becomes increasingly volatile. "The situation has become increasingly difficult, most of Iata's members have left Venezuela. There are only six or seven carriers left operating a very low flight frequency." Peter Cerdá, the vice-president of IATA, said last week, "Venezuela is becoming disconnected, it's practically disconnected from the rest of the world, above all by air, and we can't see any solution in the short term."  Mr Cerdá said passenger traffic in Venezuela had dropped by 75% in the last four years.

27 January, 2015

Nice Come Back for Aerolineas Argentinas

Praise for the Argentinian airline Aerolíneas Argentinas in the way it responded to a man who complained about the 'short, fat, lot to be desired' cabin crew.
The airline politely informed the Facebook user that 'prejudice doesn't fly. when he stated on th social media site that company's flight attendants were 'short and fat  - writing 'gets my attention is the low quality of flight attendants that the company has.' 
Facebook: When a Facebook user posted on the Aerolíneas Argentinas Facebook page complaining that the flight attendants were 'short and fat,'the company struck back, politely informing the man that 'prejudice doesn't fly' (photographed)
He continued to say that the flight attendants who used to be 'tall, slender, and nice' are now all 'short, fat girls who leave much to be desired' in their appearance.
The response, unusually considered by an airline was simple and effective - prejudice doesn't fly, we leave it on the ground.' they then proceeded to list all the requirements it has for the job of a flight attendant.
Flight attendants must be older than 18, the company wrote, they must be citizens of Argentina, they must be high school graduates, they must speak fluent English, they must have a TCP license, and they must know how to swim. 
Hashtag: Here, a flight attendant for the airline tweets a photograph of herself with the hashtag #prejuiciosnovuelan -- #PrejudiceDoesn'tFlyThe company even listed height requirements for the flight attendants with women required to be between 5'4'' and 5'7' and men between 5'7' and 6'1.'