Aerolineas Argentinas will begin operating regular flights to the United States from Jorge Newber Airportand from August 7 with Airbus 330-200 aircraft, as confirmed today by sources of the flag company.
It will be the first time that this type of twin-aisle aircraft operate regularly in Aeroparque, in this case with international services to Miami and New York, in the first instance, and in cabotage to El Calafate, Iguazú and Ushuaia.
In the case of Miami, it will operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with departure time at 23.30, and the returns will be three weekly with departure at 10.05 and arrival at 20.00.
The route with New York will have three weekly flights, on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays departing at 23.55. The returns will be on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays with departure from John Fitzgerald Kennedy airport at 15.25 and arrival at 3.25.
This flight will allow tourists to connect to the main tourist destinations within Argentina, at peak daily departure times and with minimum connection times.
Likewise, the first operations with Airbus on domestic flights were confirmed, which will be on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6.55 covering the Aeroparque-Ushuaia route, while for the moment three returns have been scheduled from Tierra del Fuego. They will be on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
In addition, there will be a departure to Iguazú every Saturday at 6.55 and a departure, also on Saturdays, from El Calafate at 18.30.
The A330s are the largest capacity aircraft owned by Aerolineas Argentinas and are part of its long-range mono-fleet. They have 24 seats in business class and 248 in economy, and due to their autonomy, performance and flight characteristics, these aircraft mainly cover routes to Europe, the United States, the Caribbean and high-demand domestic destinations.
The company incorporated a few weeks ago a new aircraft of this model, while another one will be incorporated during the year. In this way, the A330-200 fleet will once again have 10 operational aircraft.
These aircraft are enabled to operate at Jorge Newbery Airport thanks to the set of works that were inaugurated at the end of 2022 and that include a new runway of 2690 meters, 590 meters more than it had four years ago.
This expansion also included a widening, which now reaches a total of 60 meters, in accordance with the most demanding international standards.
Likewise, a new beaconing system was installed, which elevates the category of the airport to Level III and allows flying with greater safety margins in adverse weather conditions and / or what in the industry is called "instrument operation".