American Airlines has launched a new nonstop flight form Miami to the city of Córdoba in Argentina. The new service, which officially kicked off June 7, runs four times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
American Airlines Córdoba flight AA223 (Miami-Cordoba) departs Miami International Airport at 10:45 p.m., arriving Pajas Blancas Airport in Cordoba at 8:22 a.m. the next day. The return flight, AA224, operates on Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays and Mondays departing Córdoba at 9:52 a.m. and arrives in Miami at 5:55 p.m.
American operates the new flight on a Boeing 767-300 aircraft with a capacity for 204 passengers, which translates into a total of 42,432 seats per year.
In a written statement Argentine Secretary of Tourism Gustavo Santos said that there has been a strong commitment from the country’s government to develop its tourism sector.
American Airlines began flying to Argentina in 1990, but the new flight marks the first time the airline is operating in an Argentine airport other than the Ezeiza airport in Buenos Aires. The airline also added a new Los Angeles – Buenos Aires route last December.
Córdoba is the capital of the Argentine province of the same name, which lies in the center of the country. The province is notable for its scenic mountain landscape, Jesuit legacy and culinary offerings, which include cabrito (roast goat), cheeses and sausages from Colonia Caroya, as well as alfajores – sweet snacks covered in chocolate and filled with dulce de leche or fruit jam. It is also home to the Calamuchita Valley, home to the Villa General Begrano, which has a thriving craft beer scene and which hosts the “Argentine Oktoberfest.”