AA expands Brazil network

18th Aug 2008

American Airlines will add
three destinations in Brazil to its route network in November, further
growing its presence in South America.American, a founding member of the global oneworld Alliance, will
begin serving the cities of Belo Horizonte, Salvador de Bahia, and Recife
in Brazil on Nov. 2, all from American’s Miami hub.

  Service from Miami to both Belo Horizonte and Salvador de Bahia will
operate nonstop, with the Salvador de Bahia flight continuing on to Recife
and then returning to Miami. The Belo Horizonte flight will operate three
days a week. Service to Salvador de Bahia and Recife will operate daily.

  American will fly the routes using widebody Boeing 767-300 aircraft
configured with 30 seats in Business Class and 195 seats in the Main Cabin.

  Belo Horizonte, in southeastern Brazil, is a commercial and industrial
center also known for its cultural activities and its general quality of
life. Salvador de Bahia, on Brazil’s northeast coast, is noted for its
cuisine, music and architecture. Recife, also on the northeast coast,
boasts a major port, nearby beaches and a vibrant culture and is often
called the “Venice of Brazil.”

  The three new destinations complement American’s existing service to
Brazil, which includes flights to Sao Paulo from Miami, Dallas/Fort Worth,
and New York JFK, and to Rio de Janeiro from Miami. American also operates
one- stop service to Rio de Janeiro from New York JFK.


  “American is excited to offer our customers more of Brazil,” said Peter
J. Dolara, American’s Senior Vice President - Miami, Caribbean and Latin
America. “It is a dynamic country in so many ways, and American’s
comprehensive schedule of service to its leading business, leisure and
cultural centers puts it all conveniently and easily within reach.”


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