The carrier will operate three-times-weekly round-trips to Brazil with Boeing 787-8 widebodies from Addis Ababa. The flights will make an intermediate stop at Ethiopan Airlines’ second hub at Lomé-Tokoin Airport in Togo.

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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.

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The seasonal service will run through April 4, 2011 and then will resume for the summer season between June 9 and August 22, 2011. American Airlines’ DFW-Rio service will then resume for the 2011-2012 winter season on November 22, 2011.

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Complicating Delta Air Lines’ attempt to increase service frequency on its new Detroit-Sao Paulo route by trying to switch the rights to three weekly regional Brazil frequencies from its existing Atlanta-Rio de Janeiro service, American Airlines claims Delta is relinquishing the service frequencies and has applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for the right to use them.

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American Airlines has applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for authority to fly nonstop from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Rio de Janeiro’s Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport three times a week from November 18.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded American Airlines rights to fly 11 new flights per week between the United States and Brazil, starting November 18. American will offer daily nonstop service between New York JFK and Rio de Janeiro and four-times-weekly service between Miami and Brasilia.

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GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes and Delta Air Lines have asked the Brazilian and U.S. authorities for permission to launch a codeshare agreement, and are planning to link their frequent flyer programs.

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