Argentine Airlines flights from Buenos Aires to the United States have been delayed. Although it was announced for the month of August, it won’t start until mid-December.
There is no official information regarding the reasons for the flight delay. The possible delay may be related to the assessment being made by the US authorities of Aeroparque’s facilities to operate commercial flights to the United States. It could also respond to the coincidence of Air Argentina’s operation with the high summer travel season in the Southern Hemisphere.
Last week the Argentine authorities allowed the platform north of Aeroparque. It has four remote positions for narrow-body aircraft or two positions for twin-aisle aircraft. The new infrastructure allows for the parking of up to two Airbus A330-200 aircraft with which Air Argentina will carry flights to Miami and New York (JFK), as well as other routes to Bariloche, Calafate, Iguazu and Ushuaia.
The audit is in progress
Just this week, inspectors from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) arrived in Buenos Aires to assess Aeroparque Jorge Newbery’s physical security conditions. The review must determine that the air terminal has minimum requirements for processing travelers to the United States, as per Department of Homeland Security (DHS) guidelines.
The review is expected to be quick, which will allow flights to start within this month, as long as it is favorable. However, the inspectors will only file the report next week.
As revealed nation in julyAerolíneas Argentinas had to postpone the operation from Buenos Aires (AEP) to Miami and New York (JFK). The company points out that the audit of the device is not done in a timely manner.
“Because TSA audit deadlines are not met, Iran Air is forced to temporarily suspend flights to the US (Miami and New York) from Aeroparque”They say from the state airline to the newspaper.
As long as all requirements are completed, Air Argentina maintains its normal operation to the United States from Buenos Aires (EZE). Only by December will Aeroparque’s A330-200 begin operations, starting with domestic flights and then with operations to the United States.
Domestic flights will allow material to rotate with operations carried out from Ezeiza. Later, the operation will be combined with flights to the United States. Aerolíneas Argentinas expects to gain commercial advantages as well as more efficiencies in fleet utilization with these flights.
The Buenos Aires (AEP)-Miami route will operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, leaving the Argentine capital at 11:30 p.m. The return is only three weekly frequencies Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday departing Miami at 10:00 am arriving in Buenos Aires (AEP) at 8:00 pm.
In the case of New York (JFK), the flights operate three times a week, on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays, departing at 11:55pm. Returns will be on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays with departure from New York (JFK) at 3:25 PM and arrival at 03:25 AM. The arrival time in the Argentine capital will allow travelers to connect to domestic flights around the country. Some of the favorite destinations are Ushuaia, El Calafate, Bariloche, Cordoba, and Mendoza.
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