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American Airlines To Add Nonstop Service Between Miami And Asuncion, Paraguay

June 11, 2012

MIAMI, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — American Airlines today announced it will offer nonstop service between Miami International Airport (MIA) and Asuncion, Paraguay’s Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (ASU) four times per week beginning Nov. 15. The new service will be operated by a Boeing 757 aircraft.

“This is great news that we have been working on for 20 years – to start direct non-stop flights to the United States,” said Dr. Nicanor Cespedes Cespedes, President of the National Civil Aeronautics Directorare (DINAC, by its acronym in Spanish). “The new American Airlines nonstop flight from Asuncion to Miami will offer more options for local passengers and help strengthen Paraguay’s economy, including tourism to our country.”

“American is proud to be the only airline linking Paraguay and the United States with nonstop service,” said Virasb Vahidi, American’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Our customers now have even more destinations to choose from when traveling to Latin America.”

Here is the schedule for the new service (all times shown are local):

    From          To          Flight #  Departs Arrives Frequency
    ----          ---         --------  ------- ------- ---------
          Miami     Asuncion    217*    11:40    9:40
                             (nonstop)   p.m.    a.m.    Tuesday,
          (MIA)      (ASU)                              Thursday,
                                                        Saturday,
                                                          Sunday
         Asuncion    Miami      218*   11 a.m.   5:05
                             (nonstop)           p.m.    Monday,
          (ASU)      (MIA)                              Wednesday,
                                                         Friday,
                                                          Sunday
    ---                                                   ------

*pending government approval.

From its Miami hub, American offers nearly 300 daily flights to more than 35 countries throughout Europe, North America and South America.

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

About American Airlines
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