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Argentine judge blocks hangar eviction of Lan from Buenos Aires air terminal

Thursday, August 29th 2013 - 02:56 UTC
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An Argentine judge on Wednesday granted an injunction blocking the eviction of LAN Argentina, a unit of Chile-based LATAM Airlines Group, from its hangar at Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport, which handles domestic and regional flights. Read full article


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  • toxictaxitrader2

    Argentina,s judiciary, sense in mad country

    Aug 29th, 2013 - 03:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    So not only did LAN Argentina prosper when other airlines failed.

    It is also majority owned by Argentineans!

    So the government is technically using government owned companies to now put privately owned Argentinean companies out of business?

    Considering the size of Argentina, its supposed higher standard of living compared to most countries in Latin America; LATAM is obviously a very diversified company if it is making just over 9% of its revenue from Argentina.

    Aug 29th, 2013 - 04:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @2 BANG!...Ouch... limp....

    Bit of 'interesting ' wx going through Chillyton just now... lotsa delays at Tulla inbound...

    Aug 29th, 2013 - 06:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I bet that instead of promoting Judge Claudia Rodriguez Vidal to be head of the Judiciary TMBOA will have her put on the “we don't want judges like this list”.

    It seems La Camping-It-Up and the idiot in charge of “Crates R Us Airlines: motto Ride and Die” are not going to have things all their own way. Shame, especially when TMBOA praised them for doing a good job after Nationalisation (they only losing USD 3 M PER DAY instead of 1 M per day: how’s that for success?

    Aug 29th, 2013 - 07:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    If the “independent” judiciary hands it over to CFK's brownshirts after shelling out 5-million for it and holding a contract, Lan Argentina can always go ahead and well... leave... .with their equipment, their gear... and a few carefully strategically timed rivets. As they say, “Take only pictures. Leave only footprints -- and far better customer service than Aerolineas.”

    Aug 29th, 2013 - 09:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    4 ChrisR (#)
    Aug 29th, 2013 - 07:25 am

    Chris, it is interesting that Recalde says that:

    “... Aerolineas has to connect with all of Argentina, many flights are non-profit...”

    During the 60's and 70's, even with military governments that were incredibly inefficient, Aerolíneas made a working profit whilst connecting most of Argentina with Bs. As. Of course the really low return places were served by LADE (Líneas Aéreas del Estado) run by the air force.

    The reason that AR does not make a profit is that La Campora is syphoning off about U$S2 million per day to pay themselves and the layabouts they use as cannon fodder at their CFK circuses!!!!!!!!

    Aug 29th, 2013 - 09:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • agent999

    Don't forget all the free flights needed for the La Campora supporters that follow Cristina where ever she goes !

    Aug 29th, 2013 - 12:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    @7 but do they get elite qualifying miles and free upgrades based on how loudly they cheer? The Malvanistas here are doing such a bad job in advancing their non-existant case that they pretty much deserve a lifetime of flights in the middle seat in coach with no inflight entertainment and a depressed girl sitting next to them who got dumped that morning by cell phone text and just “needs to talk.”

    Aug 29th, 2013 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Not suprised a judge ruled in favour of LAN, just as I will not be suprised when they find another judege to overturn the ruling.

    Aug 29th, 2013 - 12:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gabol67

    I wonder why the 51% (Argentine investors) aren't crying wolf yet? Where are they? Why haven't we heard from them????

    Aug 29th, 2013 - 01:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Because they are afraid!

    Aug 29th, 2013 - 02:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • agent999

    Must be that, after Nestor died, she was left in charge of the ”LATAM presidents' offshore pension funds.

    Aug 29th, 2013 - 02:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “Crates R Us Airlines: motto Ride and Die”
    If they had any financial nouse they could sell 'adventure' flights on AR to folks such as those who go on Ray Mears survival holidays, but want a combination of a white knuckle ride that's a little different from those at Alton Towers, and who would enjoy the thrill of not knowing whether the aircraft is going to land or not.

    The only snag is whether the methods of escape (parachutes, slides ejection seats etc ) are manufactured in Argentina or somewhere else.

    Aug 29th, 2013 - 02:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    13 Pete Bog

    Now come on Pete! Let's not be too generous by providing parachutes!


    Aug 29th, 2013 - 03:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Always bothered me why aircraft have life jackets under the seats?

    I mean, you ever been on a ship with parachutes hanging on the walls!

    Aug 29th, 2013 - 04:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    @15... In the event of a water “landing.” I like the safety card video demonstrating the proper use of the life vest to insure that you drown before reach the emergency exit:

    Aug 29th, 2013 - 06:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    16 GFace

    I think I saw that presentation on Alitalia more than once!


    Aug 30th, 2013 - 08:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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