Argentina carrier orders four A330-200s worth $887 million
Argentina's flag-carrier Aerolineas Argentinas has signed an agreement to buy four Airbus A330-200 planes worth $886.8 million at list prices, the European aircraft-maker said Thursday.
The airline will deploy the new aircraft for medium and long-haul routes from its Buenos Aires hub to destinations in Latin America, Europe and the United States, Airbus said in a statement.
The carrier currently operates eight A340-300s, four A340-200s and four A330s.
"Because we are committed to offer our customers the best service possible, we have added four A330-200s to our fleet," Aerolineas Argentinas president Mariano Recalde said in a statement.
"This wide-body aircraft provides the latest innovation, modern interior design and onboard entertainment, while allowing us to significantly improve our fleet's operational and economic efficiencies."
The A330 family can seat between 250 and 300 passengers.
Airbus said the aircraft had attracted more than 1,300 orders in addition to more than 1,000 already in service worldwide.
The European manufacturer this week signed a $8.3 billion deal with leasing firm Amedeo for 20 A380 superjumbos at the Singapore Airshow.
It also signed a $6.4 billion agreement with VietJetAir for 63 Airbus A320 jets.