American Airlines has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the right to use three weekly regional Brazil frequencies that Delta Air Lines is relinquishing as of September 7.
From Miami to Brasilia, American will fly 182-seat Boeing 757 aircraft that accommodate 16 Business Class and 166 Economy Cabin passengers. American will offer connections to Brasilia via Miami from more than 40 U.S. cities including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, Raleigh/Durham, San Francisco, San Juan, St. Louis, and Tampa.
American also will begin operating daily service between New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Rio de Janeiro on November 18. This new service is possible because earlier this summer American was awarded the rights to operate 11 new flights between the United States and Brazil.
American will use 219-seat Boeing 767-300s configured with 28 Business Class and 191 Economy Class seats between JFK and Rio. Passengers can make convenient connections to Rio via Kennedy from a number of major U.S. cities, including Boston, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Raleigh/Durham. Additionally, customers will be able to book convenient, interline service on JetBlue between JFK and 18 U.S. cities including Nantucket, MA; Burlington, VT; Buffalo, NY; and Portland, ME.
Previously, American applied to DOT for authority to fly nonstop from Dallas/Fort Worth to Rio de Janierothree times a week, beginning November 18, using Boeing 767-300. From DFW, passengers arriving from Rio can make easy and convenient connections to dozens of cities in the Midwest, Southwest, and West with substantial new benefits to passengers and shippers. Additionally, American recently entered into a codeshare alliance with Gol, Brazil's largest carrier, which will offer service beyond both Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia to other cities in Brazil.