Líneas Aéreas Privadas Argentinas

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Líneas Aéreas Privadas Argentinas (English: Private Argentine Air Lines), better known by its acronym LAPA, was an Argentine airline. At its peak, it operated international flights to Atlanta, in the United States, Uruguay, and an extensive network of domestic flights throughout the country. It was the first airline to break the monopoly established by Aerolíneas Argentinas and its subsidiary Austral Líneas Aéreas.

LAPA – Líneas Aéreas Privadas Argentinas
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IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded1977 (1977)
Ceased operationsApril 2003 (2003-04)
Secondary hubs
Fleet size5 (at the time of closure)
Destinations19 (at the time of closure)
HeadquartersBuenos Aires, Argentina
Key people
Websitewww.lapa.com.ar (currently available)

On August 31, 1999, its flight 3142 with origin in Buenos Aires and destination to Córdoba, crashed and caused the death of 65 people, one of the most serious accidents in the history of Argentine aviation. The airline went bankrupt and ceased operations on April 20, 2003.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Two dead after aircraft comes down in Nordelta". Buenos Aires Herald. 14 September 2014. Archived from the original on 14 September 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Quién era Gustavo Andrés Deutsch, el ex dueño de LAPA que murió en una tragedia aérea en Nordelta" [Who was Gustavo Andrés Deutsch, the former owner of LAPA who died in Nordelta in an air tragedy?]. La Nación (in Spanish). 14 September 2014. Archived from the original on 14 September 2014. 

Other websites[change | change source]

  • LAPA Former Fleet Detail.