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American Airlines to Expand Services between Miami and Brazil

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Tuesday, 19 August 2008

American Airlines is to add three destinations in Brazil to its route network in November, further growing its presence in South Americas largest country. 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 2 November, all from Americans 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 Brazils 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 Americans 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, Americans Senior Vice President - Miami, Caribbean and Latin America. It is a dynamic country in so many ways, and Americans comprehensive schedule of service to its leading business, leisure and cultural centers puts it all conveniently and easily within reach.

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