Aerolíneas Argentinas (AR) just lately celebrated LV-CTC, a transformed Boeing 737-800BCF freighter, in a ceremony at Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini Worldwide Airport (EZE) that included Pablo Ceriani, President of Aerolíneas Argentinas and Diego Giuliano, Minister of Transport for the Argentinan authorities.
As beforehand reported by Easy Flying, Aerolíneas Argentinas appears to extend cargo capability in 2023 and agreed to lease two freighters to handle the market alternative. These plane can carry as much as 22 tons of cargo. Leasing these planes is a part of an settlement between Aerolíneas Argentinas and Mirgor, an organization producing digital parts and exporting agricultural merchandise.
The air cargo enterprise has been booming worldwide. In accordance with the Worldwide Air Transport Affiliation (IATA), revenues are anticipated to be $149.4 billion worldwide, a $48.6 billion enhance in comparison with 2019. Aerolíneas Argentinas is trying to proceed addressing this section in 2023. The announcement is particular as a result of that is the primary time the airline has reportedly maintained an entire cargo plane.
The Boeing 737-800BCF, which maintains the registration LV-CTC, operated initially for the airline in a passenger configuration between 2011 and 2021. The plane was then despatched to Dothan in america for cargo conversion. The plane now maintains all the mandatory options to optimize cargo capability and revenues, together with smoke detection, hydraulic cargo door, and entire opening for loading autos, equipment, and containers. In accordance with Boeing, the plane can accommodate 12 ULD pallets on its major deck, plus customary quantities of cargo within the decrease maintain.
Aerolíneas Argentinas for different cargo alternatives.
In accordance with Flightradar24.com, the plane departed from Dothan Regional Airport on February twenty first, sure for South America. The plane seems to have adopted the under path on its journey residence in February:
- February twenty first, 2023, AR1044 departed Dothan Regional Airport (DHN) at 13:15, arriving at Punta Cana Worldwide Airport (PUJ) at 18:05, a flight time of two hours and 50 minutes.
- February twenty second, 2023, AR1044 departed Punta Cana Worldwide Airport (PUJ) at 15:48, arriving at Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini Worldwide Airport (EZE) at 00:27, a flight time of seven hours and 39 minutes.
Since then, no flights have been recorded, besides for 2 take a look at flights on March twenty eighth and April fifteenth.
LV-KHQ is anticipated to ship a second freighter this yr for the airline to proceed its cargo push.
Sources: Air Information Information, Avianci On-line, Flightradar24.com