December 7, 2013
Recalde: ‘We have the most modern fleet in Latin America’
The head of Aerolíneas Argentinas, Mariano Recalde, spoke about the company's financial and business situation in front of Senate Joint committee members.
“We have the most modern airplane fleet in Latin America and it will improve our competitiveness”, declared Recalde.
In addition, ruling party caucus in the Senate, Miguel Angel Pichetto defended the role of the state, and declared that “the state is the only way to sustain an aerial company”.
Later, he blasted Aerolineas’ former private administration, accusing them of holding a process of “emptying” the company.
Opposition critics, meanwhile, focused on the economic aspect of Recalde’s administration.
Radical Union party Senator Gerardo Morales blamed him of receiving “a growing amount of subsidies”, and leading an “inefficient company” that supports an “unprofitable” model of business.
Recalde’s administration has been questioned in recent weeks after a maintaining a public conflict with the Chilean company LAN, as a result of a ban on operations in Aeroparque’s airport hangar.