Andes Líneas Aereas receives its third Boeing 737-800
Buenos Aires - On December 13 the newest member of the Andes Líneas Aereas, a Boeing 737-800, landed at the Ezeiza International Airport.
The Boeing 737-800, LV-HKZ, after departing from Shannon (Ireland) in the morning of 13 December, arrived at the Ezeiza International Airport in Argentina next day. The flight had stopovers in Espargos, Isla de Sal (Cape Verde) and Natal (Brazil).
The aircraft was delivered to its first customer, the German Hapag-Lloyd in January 2001, and since then it operated for companies of that country (its last operator had been TUIfly) until passing into the hands of Andes.
Like the other two 737-800 of Andes, it has a high-density configuration, capable of carrying up to 189 passengers.
With the inclusion of the LV-HKZ, the current fleet of Andes is formed by three Boeing 737-800 (LV-GWL, LV-HHK, and LV-HKZ) and five MD-83 (LV-AYD, LV-CCJ, LV-WGM, LV-WGN and the LV-BEG).
A fourth 737-800 is coming, with the registration of LV-HLK, which will be distinguished from the others as it has scimitar winglets of the 737 MAX. In the video below that, the company uploaded to their Facebook page, the painting process of the aircraft with the Andes livery in Shannon, Ireland can be seen.