Aerolíneas Argentinas has confirmed that it will launch routes to Miami and New York from Jorge Newbery Airport/Aeroparque, in the central area of Buenos Aires.
The flights will be operated with Airbus A330-200 widebodies from August 7, with four weekly flights to Miami and three other flights to New York.
“In a historic event for Argentine aviation, starting in August we will operate our Airbus A330 aircraft from Aeroparque on international and domestic routes. An improvement in our product for flights with the USA that will allow us to improve the competitiveness of our company”, celebrated Pablo Ceriani, CEO of the carrier.
The operation of large jets at Aeroparque became possible after the expansion of the airport’s runway, which was widened and became 2,690 meters long, almost 600 meters more than before.
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The Argentine government also changed the beaconing system and expanded the passenger terminals to accommodate widebody jets.
Expansion in Ezeiza
Jorge Newbery Airport is located less than 6 km from the center of Buenos Aires, a huge advantage for passengers compared to Ezeiza International Airport, more than 27 km away from the capital.
Originally, the central airport was used for domestic flights, but with the increase in international flights within the continent, it began to serve several destinations in South America.
However, the investment to operate long-haul flights with large aircraft came as a surprise, as the Argentine government has just inaugurated an expansion in Ezeiza.
With flights from Aeroparque, state-owned Aerolíneas Argentinas should enjoy an incomparable advantage over American Airlines, which flies to Buenos Aires from Miami and New York but is restricted to the distant Ezeiza.