American Airlines has received US DOT authority to launch daily nonstop service from its Chicago O’Hare hub to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The seven weekly USA-Argentina frequencies awarded to American are effective immediately. The Oneworld alliance member plans to use the frequencies by no later than December 13.

It will operate Boeing 767-300ER aircraft on the O’Hare-Buenos Aires route.

The new flights will complement American’s existing service to Argentina; the US major offers two daily nonstops to Buenos Aires from its Miami hub, plus daily nonstops from both its Dallas/Fort Worth hub and New York JFK.

Additionally, American adds its “AA” code to flights operated by Lan Airlines via Santiago, Chile to three points in Argentina – Cordoba, Bariloche and Mendoza. A fourth codeshare point, Rosario, is expected to be added, the airline recently told the DOT.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news