United Airlines is increasing its service to South America from New York / Newark with the addition of new year-round daily, nonstop service to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and added flights to Bogota, Colombia.
Buenos Aires, one of South America’s largest commercial and cultural centers, will be United’s 14th South American flight served nonstop from the United States. United already offers daily nonstop service between Houston (IAH) and Buenos Aires.
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.
Customers traveling beyond New York can connect to 115 domestic and international destinations at Newark Liberty International Airport in under three hours, United said. United also serves Asia from the New York area, meaning the new EWR-EZE service enables new, one-stop connections on United to Hong Kong, Tokyo/Narita, Beijing and Shanghai.
Bogota, Colombia’s largest city and capital, is a popular destination for business and leisure travelers. Beginning June 8, United will increase service between EWR and Bogota to twice daily during the peak summer travel season ending August 14. The airline also offers twice daily, year-round service between Houston (IAH) and Bogota.