United has announced today in its news site new year-round daily, nonstop service between Newark and Buenos Aires, starting October 28, meanwhile adding a new daily flight to its already existing year-round daily service to Bogotá between June 8 and August 14.
The article mentions:
“From the New York City area, United Airlines operates more nonstop flights to Central and South America than any other U.S. carrier and our new daily Buenos Aires service gives United customers another convenient way to travel between the U.S. East Coast and Argentina,” said Andrew Nocella, United’s executive vice president and chief revenue officer. “Whether traveling for business or leisure, customers can count on United to connect them to the moments that matter most.”
“United’s new service between Buenos Aires and New York provides numerous opportunities for companies in both countries to promote bilateral trade and investment,” said Alejandro Diaz, CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Argentina. “This flight will help fuel economic growth in both countries by connecting our financial, pharmaceutical and tourism industries – a real benefit for corporate and leisure travelers.”
Given that United is the only carrier servicing Asia from the New York area, this new service will give convenient additional options for under three hour one-stop connections to HKG, NRT, PEK, and PVG from South America.
Flight details were highlighted:
Beginning October 28, United Flight 979 will depart from New York/Newark (EWR) at 9:50 p.m. and arrive at Buenos Aires (EZE) at 10:50 a.m. the following day (all times local). On October 29, United Flight 978 will depart Buenos Aires (EZE) at 9:00 p.m. and arrive at New York/Newark (EWR) at 6:10 a.m. the next day. Both flights will operate with Boeing 767-300 aircraft featuring 30 seats in United Polaris business class, 49 extra legroom Economy Plus seats and 135 United Economy seats.
While recently United’s President Scott Kirby said the airline should’ve never pulled out of JFK, it’s certainly making an effort to add convenience for the traveler, and more similar moves can be expected in the market as United tries to balance out loss of business stemming from pulling out of JFK.