American Airlines Applies to Increase International Flights to Brazil

American Airlines has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation for the right to fly 17 additional U.S.-Brazil weekly frequencies for later this year.

American said it will use these frequencies to add service from its Miami and New York -JFK hubs to cities in Brazil. American proposes to increase its current service between JFK and Sao Paulo, as well as between Miami and Rio de Janeiro. American also proposes to convert its daily Miami to Recife-Salvador one-stop service to non-stop flights five days per week between Miami and Recife and Miami and Salvador.

American will increase the total number of weekly flights between Dallas Fort Worth, Texas and Sao Paulo from seven times per week to 12 times per week beginning June 14. Also on June 14, flights from Miami to Brasilia and Belo Horizonte will increase from five and three times per week, respectively, to daily.

American also proposes to start a second daily JFK - Sao Paulo flight on October 1, increase its Miami - Recife and Miami - Salvador service November 15, and add a second daily Miami - Rio de Janeiro flight December 15.

In total, American will offer nearly 800 weekly flights to more than 40 cities throughout Latin America, including Mexico, Central and South America this June.

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