American Airlines is to start serving Buenos Aires from its Chicago hub, pending final government approval.
The non-stop flights, due to start on 13 December, will use 221-seat Boeing 767-300 aircraft, configured with 30 business and 191 economy class seats.
”We have long wanted to serve Latin America from our Chicago hub and are pleased that we will be able to do so as part of a new aviation agreement between Argentina and the United States,” said American senior vice president, Miami, Caribbean and Latin America, Peter Dolara. ”Buenos Aires is very much like Chicago - it”s a big financial hub in the Argentinean heartland and is a cultural centre as well.
”This new route to Latin America complements our existing service to Buenos Aires from other gateways including Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami and John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. It will provide convenient connections to Buenos Aires for passengers and shippers located throughout the Midwest, the Pacific Northwest and Canada via O”Hare.”
Flights will be overnight both ways.