Pending government approval, the flights are set to commence in mid-October and operate 4x weekly over a three-month trial basis. A Do228 will be used for the service but could be upgraded to the ATR 42-300 if there is sufficient demand. The planned flights are being targeted at workers commuting between the two cities, as well as for those interested in “shopping tours” in Temuco.
According to the ch-aviation route database, both Neuquen and Temuco currently see domestic services only. Neuquen is served by Aerolineas Argentinas (AR, Buenos Aires Ezeiza) and LATAM Airlines Argentina (4M, Buenos Aires Aeroparque), while LATAM Airlines Chile (LA, Santiago de Chile Int'l) and Sky Airline (Chile) (H2, Santiago de Chile Int'l) serve Temuco.
For its part, American Jet is an Argentine charter carrier offering domestic flights as well as executive charters.