Nearshore Americas

American Airlines Increases Routes to Brazil from JFK and Miami

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Having received approval from both U.S. and Brazilian authorities, American Airlines will launch 17 additional frequencies between the United States and Brazil beginning this fall. These new routes provide American’s customers with even more choices and seamless travel options when traveling to and from Latin America.

“Customers have told us they desire more service to South America’s largest country and economy,” said Virasb Vahidi, American’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Our expanded service to Brazil, along with the introduction of our Boeing 777-300ER to Sao Paulo this December, will give our customers even more travel choices to Latin America.”

Beginning Oct. 1, American will launch a second daily flight between New York’s Kennedy Airport and Sao Paulo. On Nov. 15, American will convert its daily Miami to Salvador flight, with continuing service to Recife, from one-stop service to non-stop service five days per week between Miami and both Recife and Salvador. American will also increase its current one daily non-stop flight between Miami and Rio de Janeiro to two daily non-stops on Dec. 15.

Below are the schedules for the new services (all times shown are local):

From           To             Flight Departs    Arrives    Frequency

New York-JFK   Sao Paulo      967    10 a.m.    8:45 p.m.  Daily

Sao Paulo      New York-JFK   966    7:40 a.m.  4:35 p.m.  Daily

Miami          Recife         221    11 p.m.    9:20 a.m.  Daily except   Thursday and Sunday

Recife         Miami          220    10:40 a.m. 5:10 p.m.  Daily except

Friday and Monday

Miami          Salvador       239    11:25 p.m. 10:25 a.m. Daily except

Tuesday and Saturday

Salvador       Miami          238    11:50 a.m. 4:50 p.m.  Daily except

Wednesday and Sunday

Miami          Rio de Janeiro 901    8:25 p.m.  8 a.m.     Daily

Rio de Janeiro Miami          990    11:15 p.m. 5:15 a.m.  Daily

In June, American increased weekly flights between Dallas/Fort Worth and Sao Paulo from seven times per week to 12 times per week and increased flights from Miami to Brasilia and Belo Horizonte from five and three times per week, respectively, to daily. American also launched new service between its Miami hub and Manaus, its seventh destination in Brazil, on June 14.

With the most service between North America and Brazil, American 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. In total, American offers nearly 800 weekly flights to more than 40 cities throughout Latin America, including Mexico, Central and South America.

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In addition, the Dallas/Fort Worth – Sao Paulo flight will be the first to feature the newest addition to American’s fleet, the Boeing 777-300ER, this December. For more information on American’s service to Brazil, please visit


Kirk Laughlin

Kirk Laughlin is an award-winning editor and subject expert in information technology and offshore BPO/ contact center strategies.

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