This year we have expanded the depth of detail in our popular country by country air capacity statistics series. Every week Routesonline provides statistics highlighting airline and airport activity in an individual domestic market. We take a look at the last five year’s schedules as a snapshot and compare seat capacity, showing which airlines and airports are growing and which are constraining and identifying trends.
The data is all supplied by OAG Aviation using its OAG Schedules Analyser tool.
Scheduled Network Capacity from Argentina
Our analysis of published schedules for the past five years shows that international air capacity from Argentina has risen from 6,847,081 available seats in 2010 to 7,529,415 available seats in 2014. This represents an average annual growth of 2.5 per cent across the period. In the past year capacity increased 0.3 per cent.
Scheduled Network Capacity from Argentina by Airline
Aerolineas Argentinas remained the largest international carrier from Argentina in 2014 after boosting its capacity by 28.6 per cent in 2014 to 1.60 million seats. This has boosted its overall share of domestic capacity from 16.7 per cent in 2013 to 21.3 per cent in 2014.
South American carrier LAN Airlines is the second largest international operator from Argentina with a 9.8 per cent share, capacity down 10.6 per cent on 2013, while Brazil's Gol Transportes Aereos is the third largest operator with a 8.8 per cent share, capacity down 7.1 per cent on 2013.
Scheduled Network Capacity from Argentina by Airport
Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport, also known as Ezeiza International Airport, due to its location in the Ezeiza Partido in Greater Buenos Aires, is the largest international facility in Argentina with a 72.1 per cent share of total available capacity within the country in 2014 with a small 1.4 per cent decline in seats versus 2013. It is followed by the city's downtown Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (19.9 per cent share) and Cordoba's Ingeniero Aeronáutico Ambrosio LV Taravella International Airport, more commonly known as Pajas Blancas (3.9 per cent share).
The smaller international airports of Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport in Salta and Rosario's Islas Malvinas International Airport witnessed the largest rise in international capacity among Argentina’s international airports in 2014 with available seats increasing 110.6 per cent and 91.7 per cent versus 2013, respectively. Although Ministro Pistarini International Airport in the capital, Buenos Aires, saw a 1.4 per cent year-on-year decline in international capacity in 2014, Aeroparque Jorge Newbery reported a 5.9 per cent rise, increasing its share of international seats from 18.9 per cent in 2013 to 19.9 per cent in 2014.
Scheduled Network Capacity from Argentina by Aircraft Type
The chart below shows which aircraft types were most prevalent in Argentina's international market. The schedule data shows the Airbus A320 (320) is the most widely used aircraft type in the country with a 17.9 per cent share of available seats with its overall network capacity declining between 2013 and 2014 by 7.0 per cent from 1.44 million seats to 1.34 million seats.
The second most utilised aircraft type in Argentina’s international market is the Boeing 737-800 (738) with a 12.1 per cent share, while third most widely operated by network capacity is the Boeing 737-700 (winglets) (73W) with a 8.5 per cent share.
The biggest rises in annual capacity among the top ten aircraft types were recorded by the Boeing 737-700 (winglets) (73W) with a 517.9 per cent rise in available international seats in 2014 versus 2013 and the Boeing 777-300ER (77W) with a 108.4 per cent rise. The largest decline in annual capacity was recorded by the Boeing 767-300 (763) with a fall of 27.0 per cent versus 2013.
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