Aerolineas Argentinas will relaunch flights to New York John F. Kennedy (JFK) from 15 December, after the state-owned carrier suspended its New York flights in 2008.
The SkyTeam carrier will fly daily from Buenos Aires to JFK with Airbus A330-200 aircraft configured with 22 seats in business class and 242 seats in economy.
Aerolineas told Flightglobal in January that it plans to resume the New York flights by end-2013 when it receives its first leased A330 in the third quarter. The airline leased four A330-200s from ILFC in a deal announced at the Paris air show in June.
Aerolineas suspended its New York flights in April 2008 when it was renationalised.
"Returning to New York is part of the company's 2010-2014 business plan, says Aerolineas. "New York is among the top three international destinations for passengers traveling from Argentina. The new flights will help to strengthen Argentina's presence as a touristic, cultural and business destination in a market of global significance like New York," says the airline.