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Argentina is a federal republic in southern South America, bordered on the north by Bolivia and Paraguay, on the east by Brazil, Uruguay, and the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Atlantic Ocean and Chile, and on the west by Chile. The country occupies most of the southern portion of the continent of South America and is somewhat triangular in shape, with the base in the north and the apex at Punta Dungeness, the south-eastern extremity of the continental mainland. The length of Argentina in a northern to southern direction is about 3330 km (about 2070 mi); its extreme width is about 1384 km (about 860 mi). The country includes the Tierra del Fuego territory, which comprises the eastern half of the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego and a number of adjacent islands to the east, including Isla de los Estados. The area of Argentina is 2,780,400 sq km (1,073,518 sq mi); it is the second largest South American country, Brazil ranking first in area. Argentina, however, claims a total of 2,808,602 sq km (1,084,120 sq mi), including the Falkland Islands, or Islas Malvinas, and other sparsely settled southern Atlantic islands, as well as part of Antarctica. The Argentine coastline measures about 5000 km (about 3100 mi) in length. The capital and largest city is Buenos Aires
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June 8, 2016LAN Argentina was founded in 2005 & was rebranded as LATAM Airlines Argentina [added]
March 23, 2016Aeroposta Argentina “rented” its assets to the Government, which renamed its temporary acquisition Aeroposta Nacional on 29 September 1931 [added]
February 9, 2016Sol Lineas Aereas is hoping to restart operations in March 2016 [status change]
AirlineOperating DatesStatusComments

ACTA (Aerolineas Carreras Transportes Aereos)

1959 - 1970Inactive

 

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AER (Aerotransportes Entre Rios)

1962 - 1981Inactive

AER (Aerotransportes Entre Rios) was founded in 1962

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Aero Andes

1997* - 2000*Renamed

Aero Andes was founded in 1997

^ Genealogy - Aero Andes >Orion - Pilmayquén

Aero Express

1995 - 1995Inactive

 

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Aero Gaucho

1997 - 1998Inactive

 

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Aero Regional

2005 - 2005Inactive

 

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Aero Servicios Errecaborde

1963* - 1964Status?

 

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Aero VIP

1999 - 2010Inactive

Aero VIP was established on 15Mar1999 and started operations on 23Jun1999 as a scheduled and charter, regional and domestic passenger carrier

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Aerocassa

2001* - 2001*Status?

 

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AeroChaco

2008 - 2011*Inactive

 

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AeroChaco (Lineas Aereas Chaquenas)

1957 - 1985Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >AFAR

Aerolineas Argentinas

1950 - dateActive

Aerolineas Argentinas was founded on 14May1949 by the merger of 4 airlines & commenced operations on 07Dec1950

^ Genealogy - Zonda + Aeroposta Argentina + ALFA + FAMA =>Aerolineas Argentinas

Aerolineas Dominguo Erregaborda

1965* - 1967Inactive

Aerolineas Dominguo Erregaborda was founded in 1965

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Aerolineas Executive Jet

2003 - 2003*Status?

 

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Aerolineas INI (Ini Airlines)

1960 - 1963Inactive

Aerolineas INI (Ini Airlines) was founded in 1958

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Aerolineas Pampeanas

1997* - 1998Inactive

Aerolineas Pampeanas was founded in 1997

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Aeromisiones

1964* - 1967*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Aeronaves Dodero

1945* - 1945Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Aerolineas Argentinas

Aeropalas

1971* - 1974Inactive

Aeropalas was formed in 1971

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Aeroplan

1966* - 1967Inactive

 

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Aeroposta Argentina SA

1927 - 1949Renamed

Aeroposta Argentina SA was formed in Buenos Aires on 05Sep1927

^ Genealogy - Zonda + Aeroposta Argentina + ALFA + FAMA =>Aerolineas Argentinas

Aeroposta Nacional

1931 - 1932Inactive

Aeroposta Argentina “rented” its assets to the national government, which renames its temporary acquisition Aeroposta Nacional on 29Sep1931

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Aerorutas

2002* - 2002*Status?

 

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Aerosur

1970* - 1970Inactive

 

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AeroSur Patagonia

1994 - 1995Inactive

 

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Aerotaxi Rio de la Plata SRL

1963* - 1965*Status?

Aerotaxi Rio de la Plata SRL was formed in 1963

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Aerovías Argentinas SA

(1945)Began?

 

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Aerovias Buenos Aires

1956* - 1968Status?

 

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Aerovias Halcon (Empresa Area Halcon)

1963 - 1971Inactive

Aerovias Halcon SRL was founded in 1958 & was known until 1963 as Transportes Aereos Mirleni

^ Genealogy - Transportes Aereos Mirleni >Aerovias Halcon

Aerovias Monnder

1955 - 1957Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Aerovias Monnder >>Austral Lineas Aereas

Aerovias Pancontinental

1956* - 1956*Inactive

 

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AFAR (Aerolinea Federal Argentina Resistencia)

1985 - 1990Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - AFAR

Air City

(****)Unconfirmed

 

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Air Executive

(2008)Began?

 

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Air Executive

(2008*)Began?

 

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Air Pampas (AirPampas)

(2007)Began?

 

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Air Plus Argentina

1999 - 2002Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Flight Bus >Air Plus Argentina

Air Tango

1993* - 2006*Status?

Air Tango was formed in 1993

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AIRG

2002 - 2002Renamed

LAPA was formed in 1977 & renamed to ARG Argentina Línea Privada on 27Sep2001. In mid-2002 the name of the airline was changed to AIRG. Original name restored on 29Aug2002

^ Genealogy - LAPA (Lineas Aereas Privadas Argentinas) >ARG Argentina Línea Privada >AIRG >LAPA

Airman

1999* - 2006*Status?

 

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AISAA (Aeroplane Integration de Services Aereos)

1963 - 1965*Status?

 

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ALA (Aerotransportes Litoral Argentino)

1957 - 1971Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - ALA + Austral Compania de Transportes Aereos =>Austral Lineas Aereas

Alas del Sur

1999* - 1999*Status?

 

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ALFA (Avacion del Litoral Fluvial Argentino)

1946 - 1949Renamed

ALFA was a joint venture established on 16May1946 by the Argentine government through the merger of CSSA & CDNA

^ Genealogy - CSSA + CDNA =>ALFA + Zonda + Aeroposta Argentina + FAMA =>Aerolineas Argentinas

All Borders Airlines

2005* - 2004Inactive

All Borders Airlines suspended operations in Dec2004

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ALTA Lineas Aereas (Airlines)

1997* - 1999*Status?

 

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American Falcon Air

1998 - 2006Inactive

American Falcon Air ceased operations in 2006

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American Jet

1984 - dateActive

 

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Andes Lineas Aereas

2006 - dateActive

Andes Líneas Aéreas began operations on 20Jun2006

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Andesmar

1996* - 1996*Status?

 

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ARG Argentina Línea Privada

2001 - 2002Renamed

LAPA was formed in 1977 & renamed to ARG Argentina Línea Privada on 27Sep2001. In mid-2002 the name of the airline was changed to AIRG. Original name restored on 29Aug2002

^ Genealogy - LAPA (Lineas Aereas Privadas Argentinas) >ARG Argentina Línea Privada >AIRG >LAPA

Aries del Sur

1998* - 1998*Renamed

IEGSA was formed as Aries del Sur

^ Genealogy - Aries del Sur >IEGSA

ArJet Airlines

2010 - dateActive

 

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ASTRO (Aero Servicio Transportes Regionales del Oeste)

1978* - 1979*Status?

 

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Austral Compania de Transportes Aereos

1958 - 1971Renamed

Austral starts operating from Aeroparque in Jan1958

^ Genealogy - ALA + Austral Compania de Transportes Aereos =>Austral Lineas Aereas

Austral Lineas Aereas (ALA)

1971 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy - ALA + Austral Compania de Transportes Aereos =>Austral Lineas Aereas

Baires Fly

1996 - dateActive

Baires Fly was formed in 2006

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Beagle Air

2009* - 2012*Status?

 

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Blue Airlines

2015* - dateActive

Blue Airlines is a charter carrier based at Buenos Aires Aeroparque Jorge Newbery

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Cardinal Lineas Aereas

2001* - 2004Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Cardinal Lineas Aereas >Skyways

CATA Linea Aerea (SACIFI)

1986 - 2006Inactive

CATA Linea Aerea was established and started operations in 1986. All flights were suspended in 2006, and bankruptcy was formally declared on 28Mar2008

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CDNA (Company Dodero Navigation Argentina)

1946* - 1946Renamed

ALFA was a joint venture established on 16May1946 by the Argentine government (CSSA + CDNA)

^ Genealogy - CSSA + CDNA =>ALFA =>Aerolineas Argentinas

Charter Flight (Charter Fly)

1991 - 1995Inactive

 

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Charter SCA

**** - ****Status?

 

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CIATRA

(****)Unconfirmed

 

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Cielos del Sur

2001* - 2002*Status?

 

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Compania Argentina de Aero Taxi Zothner

1972 - 1972Inactive

 

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Compañía Argentina de Aeronavegación Dodero S.A.

1945 - 1946Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Aerolineas Argentinas

Compania Argentina de Cargas Aereas Internacionales

1950 - 1955Inactive

 

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Companía Franco Argentina de Transportes Aéreos

1920* - 1921Renamed

Companía Franco Argentina de Transportes Aéreos was formed by a French Aviation Mission headed by the commander Precardin and Almandos Almonacid on 23Apr1920

^ Genealogy - >Companía Rio Platense de Aviación

Companía Rio Platense de Aviación

1921 - 1924Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Companía Rio Platense de Aviación

Cooperativa Argentina de Aeronavegantes

1963 - 1965Inactive

 

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COTAMA (Mediterranea Argentina Compania Transportes Aereos Centro)

Late 1940sStatus?

 

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CSSA (Corporación Sudamericana de Servicios Aéreos)

1938* - 1946Renamed

ALFA was a joint venture established on 16May1946 by the Argentine government (CSSA + CDNA)

^ Genealogy - CSSA + CDNA =>ALFA =>Aerolineas Argentinas

Dinar Lineas Aereas

1992 - 2002Inactive

 

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FAMA (Flota Aerea Mercante Argentina)

1946 - 1949Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - FAMA =>Aerolineas Argentinas

Flight Bus

1999* - 1999Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Flight Bus >Air Plus Argentina

Flying America

2007* - dateActive

 

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Hawk Air

1998* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Helyjet

1999* - 1999*Status?

 

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IEGSA (International Enterprise Group)

1998* - 1998*Status?

IEGSA was formed as Aries del Sur

^ Genealogy - Aries del Sur >IEGSA

Inter Austral

1994* - 1996*Status?

 

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Kaiken Lineas Aereas

1990 - 1999Inactive

 

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Karu Kinka Lineas Aereas

1985 - 1987Inactive

 

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LAAN (Líneas Aéreas Argentinas Noroeste)

1946 - 1946Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - LAAN >Zonda =>Aerolineas Argentinas

LACAS (Lineas Aereas Comerciales al Sur)

1949^ - 1952Inactive

 

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LACER (Lineas Aereas del Centro de la Republica)

1989 - 1990Inactive

 

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LADE (Lineas Aereas del Estado)

1944 - dateActive

SADE (Servicios Aeropostales del Estado) merged with LASO (Linea Aérea Sud Oeste) & LANE (Linea Aérea Nordeste) on 23Oct1944 to become LADE

^ Genealogy - LASO + LANE + SADE =>LADE (Lineas Aereas del Estado)

LAER (Lineas Aereas Entre Rios)

1980* - 2002Inactive

LAER (Lineas Aereas Entre Rios) was founded in 1967 as SAPER

^ Genealogy - SAPER >LAER

LAFE

(2004)Began?

 

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LAFSA (Lineas Aereas Federales SA)

2003 - 2005Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

LAM (Lineas Aereas Malargue)

(2012)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

LAN Argentina

2005 - 2015*Renamed

LAN Argentina was founded in 2005 & launched services in Jun2005

^ Genealogy - LAN Argentina >LATAM Airlines Argentina

LANE (Linea Aérea Nordeste)

1940 - 1944Renamed

LANE (Líneas Aéreas del Noreste) was founded in Sep1940 & started operations on 06Jan1944. Merged with LASO & SADE on 23Oct1944 to become LADE

^ Genealogy - LASO + LANE + SADE =>LADE

LAPA (Lineas Aereas Patagonica Argentina)

1960 - 1965Inactive

 

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LAPA (Lineas Aereas Privadas Argentinas)

1978 - 2001Renamed

LAPA was formed in 1976 & renamed to ARG Argentina Línea Privada on 27Sep2001. In mid-2002 changed to AIRG. Original name restored on 29Aug2002. Ceased operations on 20Apr2003

^ Genealogy - LAPA (Lineas Aereas Privadas Argentinas) >ARG Argentina Línea Privada >AIRG >LAPA

LAPA (Lineas Aereas Privadas Argentinas)

2002 - 2003Inactive

LAPA was formed in 1976 & renamed to ARG Argentina Línea Privada on 27Sep2001. In mid-2002 changed to AIRG. Original name restored on 29Aug2002. Ceased operations on 20Apr2003

^ Genealogy - LAPA (Lineas Aereas Privadas Argentinas) >ARG Argentina Línea Privada >AIRG >LAPA

LAPER (Lineas Aereas Provinciales de Entre Rios)

1969* - 1979*Status?

 

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LAS (Lineas Aereas Santafecinas)

1989* - 1990*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

LASO (Linea Aérea Sud Oeste)

1940 - 1944Renamed

LASO operated its first flight from Palomar to Esquel on 04Sep1940

^ Genealogy - LASO + LANE + SADE =>LADE

LATAM Airlines Argentina

2015* - dateActive

LAN Argentina was founded in 2005 & launched services in Jun2005

^ Genealogy - LAN Argentina >LATAM Airlines Argentina

Leal Lineas Aéreas

2008 - 2013Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Linea Aerea Cuyana

(2008)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Línea Aérea Regional

(2005)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Lineas Aereas de Cuyo (Cuyo Airways)

1959* - 1960*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Líneas Aéreas del Neuquén

1972* - 1973*Renamed

TAN was established as Líneas Aéreas del Neuquén on 25May1972

^ Genealogy - Líneas Aéreas del Neuquén >TAN

Lineas Aereas del Sur

2010* - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Lloyd Aereo Cordova

1924 - 1924*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Macair Jet

1995 - dateActive

Macair Jet was formed in 1995, provides services for executive business charter and domestic and international cargo

^ Genealogy -  

Mercury Air Transport

1963* - 1964*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Millenium Air

(2007)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Orion - Pilmayquén

2002* - 2003*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Aero Andes >Orion - Pilmayquén

Pampas Air

1996* - 1996*Renamed

Southern Winds was formed as Pampas Air in 1995

^ Genealogy - Pampas Air >Southern Winds

Patagonia Air (Lineas Aereas del Sur)

1995 - 1996Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Prefectura Nacional Maritima

1968* - 1968*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Prestigio Aereo Fletes

1990* - 1990*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

River Plate Airlines (Aerolineas Rio Platte)

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

River Plate Aviation Company

1920 - 1921Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Companía Rio Platense de Aviación

SADE (Servicios Aeropostales del Estado)

1945 - 1944Renamed

SADE (Servicios Aeropostales del Estado) merged with LASO (Linea Aérea Sud Oeste) & LANE (Linea Aérea Nordeste) on 23Oct1944 to become LADE

^ Genealogy - LASO + LANE + SADE =>LADE

Safe Flight

(2006)Began?

 

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SALTA (Sociedad Argentina Linea de Transporte Aereo)

1958* - 1958*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

SANA (Sociedad Argentina de Navigacion Aerea)

1939* - 1943Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Santiago Air Nostrum

(2003)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

SAPER

1967* - 1967*Renamed

SAPER was formed in 1967

^ Genealogy - SAPER >LAER

SAPSA (Servicios Aereos Patagonicos)

1998* - 2003Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

SASA (Sudamericana de Aviacion)

1993 - 1996Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

SEAL Lineas Aereas

1989* - 1999*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Senma

1998* - 1999*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Servicios Aereos Bahienses (SAB)

1990sStatus?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Servicios Aereos Mediterraneos

1960* - 1960*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Servicios Aéreos Patagónicos

2005* - 2005*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Servicios Aereos Rio Negro

1968* - 1975*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Servicios Aereos Santa Isabel

1961 - 1978Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

SETA (Servicio Experimental de Transporte Aéreo)

1934 - 1934Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Silver Sky Airlines

2008 - 2008Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Skyways

2004 - 2005Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Cardinal Lineas Aereas >Skyways

Sol Lineas Aereas

2006 - 2016Restarting

Sol Lineas Aereas was formed in 2005 & started operations in Aug2006. Ceased operations on 08Jan2016.

^ Genealogy -  

Southern Cross Airlines

**** - ****Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Southern Lakes

(2001)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Southern Winds

1998* - 2005Inactive

Southern Winds was formed as Pampas Air in 1995

^ Genealogy - Pampas Air >Southern Winds

STAF (Servicios de Transportes Aereos Fueguinos)

1985^ - 2009*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Sud America Air

(2006)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Sudamericana Air

(2010)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Sudamericana de Aviacion

1993* - 1996Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

TABA (Transportes Aereos Buenos Aires SA)

1956 - 1975*Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

TAC (Transportes Aereo Catamarca)

1999* - 1999*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

TAC (Transportes Aereos Interamericanas)

1948* - 1950Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

TACA (Transportes Aereo Costa Atlantica)

1960 - 1961Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

TACA (Transportes Aereo Costa Atlantica)

1998* - 1998*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

TAN (Transportes Aereos Neuquen)

1976* - 2000Inactive

TAN was established as Líneas Aéreas del Neuquén on 25May1972

^ Genealogy - Líneas Aéreas del Neuquén >TAN

TAPSA Aviation (Transportes Aereos Petroleros SA)

1991^ - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

TAR (Transporte Aereo Rioplatense)

1971 - 1989Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Terminal Fly

2000 - 2000Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Trabajos Aereos y Representaciones

1960* - 1960*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

TRAFE (Trabajos y Fe Transportes Aereos)

1976 - 1978*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Trans Atlantica Argentina

1958 - 1962Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

TRANSAER (Transportes Aereos Terrestres y Maritimo)

1962* - 1964*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Transamerican Air Transport

1958* - 1963Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Transamerican Airways (Transamerican Air Transport)

(1980s)Began?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Transatlantica

1958* - 1958Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Transatlantica >>ALA + Austral Compania de Transportes Aereos =>Austral Lineas Aereas

Transcarga

1961 - 1963Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Transcontinental

1956^ - 1961*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Transportador 2000 Aerosistemas

2006* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Transportes Aereos Latin America

1970* - 1970*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

Transportes Aereos Mirleni

1958 - 1963Renamed

Aerovias Halcon SRL was founded in 1958 & was known until 1963 as Transportes Aereos Mirleni

^ Genealogy - Transportes Aereos Mirleni >Aerovias Halcon

Transportes Bragado

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

^ Genealogy -  

TSA (Transcontinental SA)

1956 - 1961Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Union Air Cargo

1961* - 1965Inactive

 

^ Genealogy -  

Zonda (Zonas Oeste y Norte de Aerolíneas Argentinas)

1946 - 1949Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Zonda + Aeroposta Argentina + ALFA + FAMA =>Aerolineas Argentinas

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