The Argentine government outlined its plans to "modernize" newly nationalized Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral Lineas Aereas in a statement released Friday and indicated its commitment to a long-haul Airbus order. The airlines were brought under state control six months ago (ATWOnline, Dec. 22, 2008). AR recently took delivery of a new 737-700, the first new aircraft purchased for the carrier in 16 years. A second will arrive before July and nine "similar aircraft" will be added on lease ...

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