American Airlines will launch 17 additional weekly flights between the United States and Brazil this fall, having receiving approval from the U.S. and Brazilian authorities.
Beginning October 1, American will launch a second daily flight between New York JFK and São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport.
On November 15, American Airlines will convert its daily Miami-Salvador de Bahia 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 International Airport and Rio de Janeiro’s Galeao International Airport to two daily non-stops on December 15.
“Customers have told us they desire more service to South America’s largest country and economy,” says Virasb Vahidi, American’s chief commercial officer. “Our expanded service to Brazil, along with the introduction of our Boeing 777-300ER to São Paulo this December, will give our customers even more travel choices to Latin America.”
American’s schedule between New York JFK (IATA code JFK) and São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) will see flight AA967 depart JFK at 10:00 a.m. daily and arrive at GRU at 8:45 p.m. local time.
In the other direction, flight AA966 is timed to leave GRU at 7:40 a.m. and land at JFK at 4:35 p.m. local time.
The airline’s schedule between Miami International Airport (MIA) and Recife/Guararapes-Gilberto Freyre International Airport (REC) will see flight AA221 depart MIA at 11:00 p.m. every day except Thursdays and Sundays and touch down at REC at 9:20 a.m. te following morning, local time.
In the other direction, flight AA220 will push back from the gate at REC at 10:40 a.m. every day except Fridays and Mondays and reach MIA at 5:10 p.m. the same day, local time.
American’s Miami-Salvador de Bahia service calls for flight AA239 to begin taxiing at MIA every day except Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11:25 p.m. and get to Salvador-Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA) the following morning at 10:25 a.m. local time.
The return flight, AA238, from Salvador is timed to depart SSA at 11:50 a.m. every days except Wednesdays and Sundays and arrive at MIA at 4:50 p.m. the same day, local time.
The carrier’s additional Miami-Rio de Janeiro service will see flight AA901 leave MIA at 8:25 p.m. daily and reach Rio de Janeiro Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) at 8:00 a.m. the following morning, local time.
American’s new return flight, AA990, is timed to depart GIG at 11:15 p.m. daily and land at MIA at 5:15 a.m. the following morning, local time.
In June, American increased its weekly flights between Dallas/Fort Worth and São Paulo from seven times per week to 12 times per week. The airline also increased its 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.
Offering the most service by any airline between North America and Brazil, American flies from Miami to Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Manaus, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia and São Paulo; from New York JFK to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo; and from Dallas/Fort Worth to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
In total, American offers nearly 800 weekly flights to more than 40 cities throughout Latin America, including Mexico, Central and South America.
American’s Dallas/Fort Worth-São Paulo flight will be the airline’s first service to feature the newest addition to its fleet, the Boeing 777-300ER, from this December. For more information on American’s service to Brazil, visit www.AA.com/SeeBrazil.