August 19, 2008

American Airlines to Expand Services to Brazil

American Airlines has announced that it will expand its services to Brazil by launching new flights to Belo Horizonte, Salvador de Bahia, and Recife on November 2, 2008, all from its Miami hub in Florida, US.

The airline said that the service from Miami to both Belo Horizonte and Salvador de Bahia will operate non-stop, 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 Airlines will fly the routes using widebody Boeing 767-300 aircraft, configured with 30 seats in business class and 195 seats in the main cabin. The three new destinations complement American Airlines's existing service to Brazil, which includes flights to Sao Paulo from Miami, Dallas-Fort Worth, and New York John F Kennedy, and to Rio de Janeiro from Miami.

Peter Dolara, senior vice president for Miami, Caribbean and Latin America at American Airlines, said: "American is excited to offer our customers more of Brazil. 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."