American Airlines applies for additional frequencies to Brazil

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the right to use three weekly regional Brazil frequencies that Delta Air Lines is relinquishing as of September 7, 2010.

If granted, American will begin flying nonstop between Miami and Brasilia on November 18, 2010, as scheduled, and between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Rio de Janiero (GIG).

For the new Miami to Brasilia route, American will fly 182-seat Boeing 757-200 aircraft that accommodate 16 Business Class and 166 Economy Cabin passengers.

American also will begin operating daily service between New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Rio de Janeiro on November 18. This new service is possible because earlier this summer American was awarded the rights to operate 11 new flights between the United States and Brazil.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. “Flagship Freedon” in the form of 757-223 N690AA (msn 25696) arrives at Washington (Dulles).