Eastern Airlines has launched a 2X-weekly flight between Miami International (MIA) and Asunción (ASU), adding direct service to Paraguay’s capital city.
The route will operate using a 226-seat Boeing 767-300 aircraft and is the first of two new services being started by the carrier in January. Later this month, the airline is planning to begin flying between Los Angeles (LAX) and Guayaquil (GYE) in Ecuador.
The start of the MIA-ASU route follows a Miami-Dade County trade mission to Paraguay in November 2019 where the potential for nonstop air services were discussed.
“We are pleased to see Eastern Airlines increase their presence at MIA and further expand our route network with South America,” MIA director and CEO Lester Sola said.
“Eastern was one of the first airlines to resume service at MIA with repatriation flights during the pandemic, so we greatly appreciate their commitment to our airport and to Miami-Dade County.”
In addition to the ASU flights from MIA, Eastern currently operates charter services 4X-weekly to GYE; 2X-weekly to Montevideo (MVD) in Uruguay; and 1X-weekly Guatemala City (GUA) in Guatemala…