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Avenida Cordoba 755, Piso 9
1054 Salta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Province of Salta is situated in the Northwest of Argentina and it borders three countries: Chile, Bolivia, and Paraguay, and six Argentinian provinces: Jujuy, Formosa, Chaco, Santiago del Estero, Tucumán, and Catamarca. Salta stands out for its geographic and climatic heterogeneity, from the desert coldness of the Andes and the Puna to the subtropical heat of the jungle, with cool fertile valleys, mountains and rivers in between. Salta's traditional hospitality and provincial cordiality blend with its great cultural richness. Its heritage is vast and varied: ancient Diaguita-Calchaqui and Inca vestiges, the more recent Spanish colonial legacy and its active involvement in the independence wars. These features are still alive in the architecture of its villages, towns and in the city of Salta itself. The first people to live in this area were aware of its outstanding natural beauty and called it “SAGTA”, which in the Aymara language means “very beautiful one,.” Even today, Salta is known as “the pretty one.”
The city of Salta was founded in 1582 and it still bears a distinct Hispanic character that sets it apart from other cities in the country. The skyline is drawn by colonial houses, narrow streets and pavements, and the brownish green of the surrounding hills. This cordial and hospitable city feels proud of its historic heritage and it offers tourists a wide range of cultural events and entertainment.
When sightseeing around the city, one can visit the main square (Plaza 9 de Julio), the Cathedral and the old city hall (the Cabildo). Nearby, one can find the San Francisco Church and the San Bernardo Convent, with a carved door, that dates to the year 1762. Other places of interest are the Uriburu Museum, the Hernández and the Arias Rengel houses and the Güemes and 20 de Febrero Monuments.
Tourists can walk down the streets around the main square, take in the fresh air and have a drink in one of the cafes. The cobbled streets are a tribute to older times when this area of town was the center of its political, economical and social life. One can also take the cable car and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city from San Bernardo hill, and then buy crafts at the Mercado Artesanal, an old ranch turned into a shopping area.
The special history of Salta encouraged the developing of a rich cultural life, inspired also by the beauty and diversity of the nature
Salta has an active cultural life. Its cinemas, theaters and “peñas” offer a wide variety of shows and performances. Many of these events take place at Casa de la Cultura, Caseros 460. This art center also houses Salta’s Symphonic Orchestra, which has gained international acclaim and which offers weekly performances. There are interesting museums to visit: The Contemporary Art Museum that was opened earlier last year and exhibits works from local artists, or Museums such us the Cabildo, Uriburu Museum, the Hernández and the Arias Rengel houses that keeps alive historic ways of life, and historic monuments like Güemes and 20 de Febrero Monuments that commemorate heroes and facts of the independence war. Salta is a cradle of faith. The Cathedral is also the Sanctuary for the Señor and Virgen del Milagro, patrons of Salta, whose procession is celebrated every September 15.
Nightlife in Salta is lively, varied and safe. Salteños and tourists alike meet in peñas, pubs, cafes, casinos and discos. Most of this activity is concentrated in the area around the train station, known as “La Balcarce”. At the weekends, there is a crafts street market where tourists can buy different traditional handmade products. Salta is famous for its folk music and many renowned artists were born here and sing its praises in typical “zambas” and “chacareras”.
Salteñan cuisine is varied and multi-coloured. Visitors can taste traditional “empanadas”, “locro” and “humitas”, as well as enjoy modern dishes made with local products such as corn, llama meat, quinoa, trout and pejerrey. The wines from the Calchaqui Valleys are also smooth the visitors’ palate. The city is the exhibition centre of the whole handicrafts production of the Province. The Mercado Artesanal, an old ranch turned into a shopping area, is worth a visit for those who wish to buy and see crafts done by local hands. Also. the shops near the main square or the ones in the crafts street market in Calle Balcarce offer assorted options and objects.
August 2006: MD-82 (49508, LV-BHF, see photo), bought from Spirit Airlines (SPR), ex-(N603CA) and delivered in December 2006.
April 2009: Andes Lineas Aereas (ADZ) is a regional airline linking Salta and Puerto Madryn to the capital Buenos Aires. Also provides charter flights to Argentinian and Brazilian tourist destinations on behalf of local tour operators.
(IAT) Code: OY. (ICAO) Code: ANS (Callsign - AEROANDES).
Main Base: Salta Martin Miguel de Guemes International airport (SLA).
Hub: Buenos Aires Aeroparque Jorge Newbery airport (AEP).
December 2009: Andes Lineas Aereas (ADZ) leased two used 90-seat CRJ-900s, Bombardier announced. (ADZ) currently operates three MD-80s from its Salta base to five destinations.
January 2012: Vueling (VUZ) has wet-leased two A320-200s to Andes Líneas Aéreas (ADZ) for three months.
April 2012: Andes Lineas Aereas (ADZ) will add (53174, LV-BOA) as a first ex-Austral (ALA) MD-88 to its fleet shortly.
May 2014: Andes Líneas Aéreas ((IATA) Code: OY, based at Salta) (ADZ) will supplement its current fleet of five MD-80s with the lease of its first DHC-8-400. The turboprop, (4036), was formerly with (SAS) Scandinavian Airlines and is currently stored at Great Falls awaiting delivery to Argentina.
Based out of Salta in north-western Argentina, (ADZ) operates regional services, as well as charter flights, to tourist destinations in Argentina and Brazil on behalf of local tour operators.
Andes Lineas Aereas (ADZ) currently operates 5 airplanes domestically regionally, and internationally to 1 country (Brazil), and serves 3 destinations, 2 routes and 4 daily flights.
September 2015: Andes Líneas Aéreas (ADZ) has added an ex-Aerolineas Argentinas (ARG) MD-88 (53047, LV-VBX), to its fleet of three MD-83s.
The twinjet will be deployed on the Argentine domestic operator's network which includes Buenos Aires Aeroparque, Puerto Madryn, and Salta.
November 2015: MD-83 (49934, LV-WGN), ex-(N907MD) delivery.