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Some Good News From AR: EZE-JFK Goes Again Nonstop  
User currently offlineMarambio From Argentina, joined Oct 2004, 1160 posts, RR: 26
Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4435 times:

Good evening people,

Aerolíneas Argentinas will re-start the Buenos Aires-New York route, this time nonstop thrice weekly, next November. Internal sources have been mentioning this change for the last weeks, but now it's official. (see translation below)

AEROLÍNEAS ARGENTINAS VOLARÁ SIN ESCALAS A NUEVA YORK

A partir del próximo mes de noviembre, Aerolíneas Argentinas retomará las operaciones sin escalas a Nueva York, con una frecuencia inicial de tres vuelos semanales.

De esta manera la Empresa recupera una importante ruta internacional que hasta el momento era cubierta con escala en Miami y destino final en Nueva York.

Las partidas desde el Aeropuerto Internacional de Ezeiza serán los lunes, jueves y sábados a las 22:30 para arribar al Aeropuerto J.F Kennedy a las 07:20, hora local.

Los regresos desde Nueva York operarán los martes, viernes y domingos, con salida a las 18:15 (hora de NYC) arribando a Buenos Aires a las 07:10. Los vuelos se realizarán con Airbus A-340.

La decisión empresarial de retomar la ruta Buenos Aires/Nueva York "Non Stop" se encuadra dentro de la nueva política de expansión de la Compañía y en el marco de los recientes anuncios sobre nuevas inversiones.

Buenos Aires, 5 de octubre de 2006.


"AEROLÍNEAS ARGENTINAS WILL FLY NONSTOP TO NEW YORK

Starting next November, Aerolíneas Argentinas will re-start its nonstop operations to New York, with, initially, three weekly services.

This means the Airline will recover one of its most important international routes, which up to now was flown via Miami.

Flights will leave from Ezeiza International Airport on Mondays, Thusdays and Saturdays at 22:30, arriving at John F. Kennedy Airport at 07.20, local time.

Return flights from New York will be operated on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 18:15 (NYC time), landing at Ezeiza at 07:10. Flights will be operated with Airbus A340.

The company's decision to re-start the Buenos Aires-New York nonstop services is to be seen as part of the airline's new expansion policy, together with two previous annoucements about new investments.

Buenos Aires, October 5th, 2006."

JFK already appears on Aerolíneas' timetable, although the schedule is yet to be placed on the website.

This means there will be an equipment change on some routes. Let me tell you that all four A342s are currently operating and a 2nd 747-200 may be returned to service as a back-up.

Out of the 6 EZE-MIA flights, four are being operated with A342s (Mon, Thu, Sat, Sun) and two with A310 (Wed, Fri). With four weekly flighs to Miami, four to Rome, four to Auckland/Sydney and two to Barcelona, should the A342s fly to JFK thrice weekly, we'll see some changes on the EZE-MIA route, some of which already appear at the webiste and at Amadeus.

Looking at the situation, I assume things on the route will change as follows. EZE-MIA going to be 1x weekly with A342 (Sun), 2x weekly with A310 (Wed, Fri) and 3x weekly with B742 (Mon, Thu, Sat). The seventh weekly frequency, to start on the first week of November, should be operated with A310.

That's it folks. It feels great to have, at last, some good news regarding Aerolíneas.

Saludos,
Marambio

[Edited 2006-10-06 07:56:50]


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32703 posts, RR: 72
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4416 times:

Cool mix we are going to see at MIA with them - A310s, A340s, and the return of the classic 742s.


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User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11429 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4373 times:
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Quoting Marambio (Thread starter):
This means there will be an equipment change on some routes. Let me tell you that all four A342s are currently operating and a 2nd 747-200 may be returned to service as a back-up.

Marambio, thanks for the news. How about AR 744's ? They are only running EZE-MAD ?

Felipe



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User currently offlineLIPZ From Austria, joined Jun 2006, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4352 times:

Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 2):
How about AR 744's ? They are only running EZE-MAD ?

Felipe

I think Rome too.


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User currently offlineLVICS From Argentina, joined Aug 2006, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4267 times:

Great news indeed.

Quoting Marambio (Thread starter):
four to Auckland/Sydney

Not long ago, I read here, in some other thread, that AR wasn't competitive in the Auckland/Sydney route because they were operating it only twice a week, against six weekly flights by LA. From what you say, I guess that wasn't correct. Can you confirm, please?


User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8329 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4104 times:
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I think on such an important route as Miami, AR should have the same airplane. A340 or 747 but the same airplane. A310 shouldn't even come to Miami. AR should dump the 742 and acquire newer A343, and renew the intercontinental fleet.

User currently offlineMarambio From Argentina, joined Oct 2004, 1160 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4045 times:

Good evening gentlemen,

Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 2):
Marambio, thanks for the news. How about AR 744's ? They are only running EZE-MAD ?



Quoting LIPZ (Reply 3):
I think Rome too.

The 744s are only being flown to Madrid, as far as I know. They were also used in some domestic flights to Patagonia (FTE, USH) during the winter holidays, because of high demand. Rome used to be operated 3x weekly with A342 and 1x weekly (on Sundays) with 744s due to high cargo demand, but now it's back to all-A342.

Quoting LVICS (Reply 4):

Not long ago, I read here, in some other thread, that AR wasn't competitive in the Auckland/Sydney route because they were operating it only twice a week, against six weekly flights by LA. From what you say, I guess that wasn't correct. Can you confirm, please?

LV-ZRA was under Check 8 (Airbus' equivalent to D-Check) at AR's Ezeiza CTM (Maintenance Techinical Centre) for a couple of months, which meant some frequencies to Australia/NZ were eliminated. Now that all four A342s are operating, Auckland-Sydney went back to 4x weekly.

Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 5):
I think on such an important route as Miami, AR should have the same airplane. A340 or 747 but the same airplane. A310 shouldn't even come to Miami. AR should dump the 742 and acquire newer A343, and renew the intercontinental fleet.

Miami is not such an important route for Aerolíneas, especially because of strong concurrence from American and its almost-partner Lan Argentina. The route shows very low-yields and it is not making lots of money (not loosing any either), so there's no need of having all frequencies covered with big airplanes that can fly to places where results are way better, like Europe or Australia/NZ. Thanks to the A310 Miami is still on the route map - otherwise, AR would have eliminated it a long time ago.

Saludos,
Marambio



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