American Airlines and the U.S. Department of Transportation have filed an application for the right to fly 10 additional U.S. – Brazil weekly frequencies that it will use to add service from its Miami centre. American proposes to improve its present service from Miami to Brasilia and Belo Horizonte, and to launch new service from Miami to Manaus.
Will Ris, American’s Senior Vice President – Government Affairs said, “If we are granted the use of these additional U.S. – Brazil weekly frequencies, we could begin flying as early as this coming December. From Miami International Airport, we offer more than 380 weekly flights to more than 30 cities throughout Latin America and Mexico. Our proposed new service will give our customers even more travel options to Brazil, Latin America’s largest economy.”
American proposes to use three frequencies to increase Miami – Brasilia service from four per week to daily using 182-seat Boeing 757-200 aircraft beginning Dec. 15, three frequencies to increase Miami – Belo Horizonte service from four times per week to daily using 225-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft beginning Dec. 15 and four frequencies to inaugurate Miami – Manaus service using 160-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft beginning June 14, 2012.
American serves Brazil from Miami to Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Sao Paulo, and from Dallas/Fort Worth and New York-JFK to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. With more than 65 weekly flights, American operates more service to Brazil than any other U.S. carrier.
American and American Eagle also provide more service between the U.S. and Latin America and Mexico than any other U.S. airline with flights to 44 destinations in the region.