Synergy Aerospace Orders ATRs for New Argentine Carrier and Announces Aeromar Investment

South American airline holding company Synergy Aerospace has placed a firm order for 12 ATR 72-600s and taken options on six more. The aircraft are to be operated by the group’s new subsidiary in Argentina, Avian Líneas Aéreas, which will be branded as Avianca Argentina under a license agreement.

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The new non-stop flights will depart from São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport (officially called Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport) to Montevideo in Uruguay, Asunción in Paraguay, and Santa Cruz de La Sierra in Bolivia.

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United Airlines will begin daily non-stop service between its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Buenos Aires’ Ministro Pistarini International Airport on April 6. The new flight replaces United’s non-stop service between Washington Dulles and Buenos Aires.

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GOL will offer three daily round-trips to Aeroparque Jorge Newbery from São Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport, one of them originating and terminating at Tancredo Neves International Airport, which serves the city of Confins in Minas Gerais state.

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British Airways is increasing the number of flights it operates to the Caribbean from the start of its summer 2011 schedule on March 27, in response to the success of its long-haul leisure routes from London Gatwick Airport.

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Qatar Airways is serving South America for the first time with the launch on June 24 of daily Boeing 777-200LR nonstop services to the continent’s two largest cities, Sao Paulo in Brazil and Buenos Aires in Argentina.

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