Aerolíneas Argentinas (), formally Aerolíneas Argentinas S.A., Likewise, the Caravelle first flew for the carrier on the Buenos Aires–Santiago de Chile route on 1 April 1962. Late that year, a second-hand Boeing 747SP was acquired from Braniff for . This meant no other Argentine airline was able to operate international flights, let alone the already created Austral. The carrier therefore became the flag carrier of the country. The same law also assigned Aerolíneas Argentinas a 50% of the domestic market share. During the Falklands War in 1982, and for a short period later as well, the company was banned from flying through British airspace. There used to be a flight from London-Gatwick to Argentina's capital; however, because of the ban passengers bound to Argentina had to change planes at Madrid-Barajas. At , Aerolíneas Argentinas had 9,822 employees.