American Airlines has applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for the right to fly new United States-Brazil services beginning this year and in 2014.
If the DOT approves the application, American Airlines would use the authorizations to add a new daily round-trip service from each of its Los Angeles and Chicago hubs to São Paulo, expanding the airline’s Latin American network.
Pending government approvals, American proposes to begin new service between Los Angeles International Airport and São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport in late 2013 and between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and São Paulo in late 2014.
“American is committed to expanding its presence throughout Brazil to match customer demand in this extremely important and growing market,” says Chuck Schubert, American’s vice president – network planning. “With these additional frequencies, we will offer more options to travel between Brazil and the United States enabling our customers to connect through our growing global network.”
Dallas/Fort Worth-based American has the largest Brazil network of any U.S. carrier. It currently flies from Miami International Airport to Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Manaus, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and São Paulo; from New York JFK to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo; and from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
American offers more than 800 weekly flights to 49 cities throughout Latin America, including Mexico, Central and South America.
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