AA has applied for rights to fly MIA-MAO daily effective June 15, 2012.
Seems to move up the start date from November.
January 27, 2012 at 4:59 am
The official press release:
FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — American Airlines today announced changes to its spring and summer schedule that will expand the airline’s presence in Brazil. Beginning in December, American’s route between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Sao Paulo (GRU) will operate with the new state-of-the-art Boeing 777-300ER, making Brazil the first market for the new aircraft. Further emphasizing American’s commitment to Latin America, the airline will increase its service between DFW and Sao Paulo beginning in June.
In 2010, American announced plans to order the Boeing 777-300ER, demonstrating a continuation of the airline’s efforts to enhance its fleet and become more fuel efficient. American is the first U.S. airline to order and take delivery of the 777-300ER. The new aircraft is designed to enhance the customer experience and includes fully lie-flat First and Business Class seats, plus seating plans that will allow American to offer a premium product in the Main Cabin and Wi-Fi capability to keep customers connected while traveling internationally.
American will also 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 to Belo Horizonte (CNF) will increase from five and three times per week,respectively, to daily.
In addition to the increased service between DFW and Sao Paulo, American will launch new service that connects its Miami hub to Manaus, Brazil beginning in June.
“We recognize the opportunity of the Latin American market. Our increased network announcements, along with the deployment of the 777-300ER, emphasizes American’s dedication to the region,” said Virasb Vahidi, American’s Chief Commercial Officer. “We are devoted to our global network strategy and plan to continue capitalizing on international opportunities like those announced today to strengthen our network and provide great customer service.”
Manaus will be the seventh destination served by American in Brazil. American currently offers more routes between the two countries than any other airline. The flight will be operated on Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 160 seats, including 16 Business Class seats and 144 seats in the Main Cabin. The 737-800 interior offers several unique features, including larger overhead bins that hold more bags than standard overhead bins. The aircraft also includes additional features such as sculpted sidewalls providing customers a feeling of spaciousness, updated window reveals making the windows appear larger and brighter, and longer-lasting LED lighting to enhance the customer experience. The route is currently scheduled four times per week,and customers can book travel beginning Jan. 29. Yesterday, American filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation for authority to begin daily service in this market.
From the United States, American offers more flights to more destinations in Latin America than any other carrier.
February 8, 2012 at 11:05 pm
Update: AA received approval today for the above request.
February 14, 2012 at 12:06 am
Decent article about these and other Miami-Brazil changes: http://www.centreforaviation.com/analysis/even-in-bankruptcy-protection-american-airlines-continues-to-grow-important-brazilian-market-66903
Also mentions that TAM is most likely to use the 77W on MIA-GRU later this year.
June 13, 2012 at 3:57 pm
[FONT=inherit][FONT=inherit][LEFT][FONT=inherit][LEFT][FONT=inherit][FONT=inherit][SIZE=11px][FONT=inherit][SIZE=14px]PRESS RELEASE[/SIZE][/FONT] [COLOR=#888888]June 13, 2012, 11:00 a.m. EDT American Airlines Celebrates Launch of New Routes and Additional Frequencies from Miami
American Begins Service Between Miami and Seattle and Between Miami and Manaus, Brazil; Launches Additional Frequencies Between Miami and Brazil and Between Miami and Barcelona[/FONT][/FONT][/LEFT][/FONT][/LEFT] [/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR] [FONT=inherit][FONT=inherit][/FONT] MIAMI, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — American Airlines, a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, is proud to celebrate the launch of two new routes and various additional frequencies from Miami International Airport (MIA). Tomorrow, June 14, the airline will begin daily service between Miami and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and between Miami and Eduardo Gomes International Airport in Manaus, Brazil (MAO). American will also begin several additional frequencies to Brazil, increasing flights from Miami to Brasilia (BSB) and Belo Horizonte (CNF) from five and three times per week, respectively, to daily; as well as additional frequencies to Spain, increasing flights from Miami to Barcelona (BCN) from five times per week to daily. “We are very excited to be launching these new routes and frequencies, which give our customers even more travel options to and from Miami,” said Marilyn DeVoe, American’s Vice President – Miami. “In addition, the launch of these new routes and added frequencies further underscores the importance of our Miami hub and our commitment to its growth.” The schedule for the new routes is as follows: From Miami – Seattle Flight 1058 departs MIA at 8:55 p.m.; arrives SEA at 12:15 a.m. (next day) From Seattle – Miami Flight 1088 departs SEA at 9:25 p.m.; arrives MIA at 6:15 a.m. (next day) From Miami – Manaus Flight 961 departs MIA at 5:15 p.m.; arrives MAO at 10:35 p.m. From Manaus – Miami Flight 964 departs MAO at 11:50 p.m.; arrives MIA at 5:15 a.m. (next day) With the addition of these routes and frequencies, American and American Eagle® will operate more than 300 daily flights to 113 destinations from Miami.
June 15, 2012 at 3:53 am
Also Miami-Asuncion, Paraguay is coming
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