American adds new flights to Brazil

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) will launch 17 additional frequencies between the United States and Brazil beginning this fall.

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

In addition, the Dallas/Fort Worth – Sao Paulo flight will be the first to feature the newest addition to American’s fleet, the Boeing 777-300 ER, this December.

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen. Boeing 767-323 ER N389AA arrives at New York (JFK).

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