American Airlines today filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation for the right to fly additional United States – Brazil frequencies beginning in 2013 and 2014. American will use these frequencies to add one new daily round trip service from its Los Angeles and Chicago hubs to Sao Paulo, expanding the airline’s Latin American network footprint to provide even greater choices to its customers.
Pending government approvals, American proposes to begin new service between Los Angeles and Sao Paulo in late 2013 and Chicago O’Hare and Sao Paulo in late 2014.
“American is committed to expanding its presence throughout Brazil to match customer demand in this extremely important and growing market,” said 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.”
American currently serves Brazil from Miami to Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Manaus, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Sao Paulo; from New York Kennedy to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo; and from Dallas/Fort Worth to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.
American offers more than 800 weekly flights to 49 cities throughout Latin America, including Mexico, Central and South America.