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American Airlines Ends Cordoba, Argentina Route
Fort Worth, TX-based American Airlines has announced that it will no longer service the Argentinean city of Cordoba.
While the carrier has been expanding its service to Latin America, adding flights to Lima and Sao Paulo, it will end the Miami to Cordoba route in May 2020.
It is worth noting that the decision comes after long-time Chilean partner LATAM announced it was ending its partnership with American and would partner with Delta Air Lines instead. LATAM had been a partner with American through the oneworld alliance for quite some time until Delta announced it was purchasing a 20 percent stake in LATAM resulting in the Latin American carrier’s departure from Oneworld.
American had tried to initiate a joint-venture with LATAM earlier this year until the decision was blocked by a Chilean court ruling.
The economy of Argentina has faced many challenges over the past few months, seeing recession-like conditions including rising inflation and poverty. In July, management at American announced that Argentina would be one market where the carrier could face “headwinds” in terms of demand.
The Cordoba route was announced just last year and began service this past summer, with four-times-weekly services from Miami on a Boeing 767-300ER. While the Cordoba route is a hit to the carrier’s Argentinean market, American will still continue to service Buenos Aires with nonstop flights from Dallas / Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York.
The route will officially end on May 6, 2020.
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