American Airlines Applies For Additional Brazil Frequencies

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    American Sees New Opportunities to Increase its Presence in Brazil and Add Service from its Miami and New York - JFK Hubs


    FORT WORTH, Texas, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines today filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation for the right to fly 17 additional U.S. – Brazil weekly frequencies later this year.
    American said it will use these frequencies to add service from its Miami and New York – JFK hubs to cities in Brazil. American proposes to increase its current service between JFK and Sao Paulo, as well as between Miami and Rio de Janeiro. American also proposes to convert its daily Miami to Recife-Salvador, Brazil one-stop service to non-stop flights five days per week between Miami and Recife and between Miami and Salvador.
    "Brazil is a very important and growing market for American Airlines," said Virasb Vahidi, American's Chief Commercial Officer. "With these additional frequencies, we plan to begin operating new service as soon as Oct. 1, giving our customers even more travel options to Brazil which is Latin America's largest economy."
    American proposes to start a second daily JFK – Sao Paulo flight on Oct. 1; increase its Miami – Recife and Miami – Salvador service Nov. 15; and add a second daily Miami – Rio de Janeiro flight Dec. 15.
    American also serves Brazil from Miami to Belo Horizonte, Brasilia and Sao Paulo; from JFK to Rio de Janeiro; and from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. With more than 80 weekly flights, American operates more service to Brazil than any other U.S. airline.
    American will increase the total number of weekly flights between DFW and Sao Paulo from seven times per week to 12 times per week beginning June 14. Also on June 14, flights from Miami to Brasilia (BSB) and Belo Horizonte (CNF) will increase from five and three times per week, respectively, to daily.
    American also will launch new service that connects its Miami hub to Manaus, Brazil beginning in June.
    In total, American will offer nearly 800 weekly flights to more than 40 cities throughout Latin America, including Mexico, Central and South America, this June.
    About American AirlinesAmerican Airlines, American Eagle® and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,500 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, AA.com®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members and members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 150 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.
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    Source: PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1c1A4)​
     
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    Now, it's just time they update their fleet out of GIG. They could put at least one 772 now into service on one of their routes there!
     
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    It would be nice if they could add a west coast (LAX) frequency to South America in the near future.
     
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    That's my dream route: GIG - LAX or GRU - LAX
     
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    Once 787's begin to be deployed they'll almost certainly try to do GRU-LAX-TYO, maybe GIG-LAX-TYO too. Those routes were very lucrative for Varig years ago, and only KE does anything remotely like that today. Nobody else has the long range equipment available.

    if AA does not do that TAM certainly will once the A350's begin to arrive in a few years.
     
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    That AA follow your thoughs dear friends! A hub in the west coast would be perfect for a lot of brazilians!
     

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