AA seeks Buenos Aires expansion

American Airlines has announced it has filed a request with the United States Department of Transportation for five additional round-trip flights each week between New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE).American, a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, currently flies one daily round trip in the market (seven per week).  Its proposed new service will add the five additional weekly round trips starting on or before Dec. 18, 2008, which will increase American’s service between JFK and Buenos Aires to 12 round trips per week.  American plans to fly the new service with its Boeing 767-300 aircraft with 219 seats - 30 Next Generation Business Class seats and 189 seats in the Coach/Economy cabin.
“Our existing service between JFK and Buenos Aires has been very successful and well received by both our business and leisure customers,” said Chuck Imhof, American’s Vice President - Passenger Sales for Greater New York.  “We’re adding these new flights to meet the demand from our New York customers for additional service to Argentina.”
American will operate the additional southbound flights to Buenos Aires on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Northbound flights will originate on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
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