FORT WORTH, Texas, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Having received approval from both U.S. and Brazilian authorities, American Airlines will launch 17 additional frequencies between the United States and Brazil beginning this fall. These new routes provide American’s customers with even more choices and seamless travel options when traveling to and from Latin America.
“Customers have told us they desire more service to South America’s largest country and economy,” said Virasb Vahidi, American’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Our expanded service to Brazil, along with the introduction of our Boeing 777-300ER to Sao Paulo this December, will give our customers even more travel choices to Latin America.”
Beginning Oct. 1, American will launch a second daily flight between New York’s Kennedy Airport and Sao Paulo. On Nov. 15, American will convert its daily Miami to Salvador flight, with continuing service to Recife, from one-stop service to non-stop service five days per week between Miami and both Recife and Salvador. American will also increase its current one daily non-stop flight between Miami and Rio de Janeiro to two daily non-stops on Dec. 15.
Below are the schedules for the new services (all times shown are local):
From To Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
New York-JFK Sao Paulo 967 10 a.m. 8:45 p.m. Daily
Sao Paulo New York-JFK 966 7:40 a.m. 4:35 p.m. Daily
Miami Recife 221 11 p.m. 9:20 a.m. Daily except Thursday and Sunday
Recife Miami 220 10:40 a.m. 5:10 p.m. Daily except
Friday and Monday
Miami Salvador 239 11:25 p.m. 10:25 a.m. Daily except
Tuesday and Saturday
Salvador Miami 238 11:50 a.m. 4:50 p.m. Daily except
Wednesday and Sunday
Miami Rio de Janeiro 901 8:25 p.m. 8 a.m. Daily
Rio de Janeiro Miami 990 11:15 p.m. 5:15 a.m. Daily
In June, American increased weekly flights between Dallas/Fort Worth and Sao Paulo from seven times per week to 12 times per week and increased flights from Miami to Brasilia and Belo Horizonte from five and three times per week, respectively, to daily. American also launched new service between its Miami hub and Manaus, its seventh destination in Brazil, on June 14.
With the most service between North America and Brazil, American serves Brazil from Miami to Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Manaus, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Sao Paulo; from New York – Kennedy to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo; and from Dallas/Fort Worth to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. In total, American offers nearly 800 weekly flights to more than 40 cities throughout Latin America, including Mexico, Central and South America.
In addition, the Dallas/Fort Worth – Sao Paulo flight will be the first to feature the newest addition to American’s fleet, the Boeing 777-300ER, this December. For more information on American’s service to Brazil, please visit www.AA.com/SeeBrazil