American Airlines will offer more flights to Brazil at the end of the year

THE American Airlines announced that it will expand its operations in the Brazilian market. During the high season, it will operate up to five daily flights connecting São Paulo to the United States. In Rio de Janeiro, flights between New York and the Marvelous City will soon resume, adding to the daily operations that already take place between Galeão and Miami.


Expansion of flights in Sao Paulo

As of October 31, the airline will operate two daily flights between Miami International Airport (MIA) and São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport (GRU), again increasing service between December 16 and January 9, 2023 to three daily flights.

By year’s end, American will offer up to five daily flights from São Paulo to three US destinations, including up to three daily flights to MIA and daily service to New York (JFK) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW).

Check below the schedule of American Airlines in Guarulhos between December 16 and January 9, 2023:

Sao Paulo (GRU) vs Miami (MIA)
Departure time: 0:05 am
Arrival time: 6:35 am
Aircraft: Boeing 777-300

Sao Paulo (GRU) vs Miami (MIA)
Departure time: 10:50 am
Arrival time: 17:10
Aircraft: Boeing 787-8

Sao Paulo (GRU) vs Miami (MIA)
Departure time: 22:30
Arrival time: 5h (+1)
Aircraft: Boeing 777-200

Sao Paulo (GRU) vs Dallas (DFW)
Departure time: 21:50
Arrival time: 5:10 am (+1)
Aircraft: Boeing 787-9

Sao Paulo (GRU) vs New York (JFK)
Departure time: 21:50
Arrival time: 5:10 am (+1)
Aircraft: Boeing 777-300


Resumption of service between New York and Rio de Janeiro

American currently operates a daily frequency between Galeao and Miami, but as of October 30, it will also begin flying to New York (JFK), three times a week. Check out the schedule from December below:

Rio de Janeiro (GIG) vs New York (JFK)
Departure time: 11pm
Arrival time: 7am (+1)
Aircraft: Boeing 777-200

As announced in August, the airline will fly the Boeing 787-9 for the first time on its route between Rio de Janeiro and Miami, operating from November 3 to March 26, 2023. The 787-9 will replace the 787-8 which is currently used, providing an additional capacity of 51 seats per flight. Check the frequencies of flights between Rio de Janeiro and Miami from December onwards:

Rio de Janeiro (GIG) vs Miami (MIA)
Departure time: 0:05 am
Arrival time: 6:42 am
Aircraft: Boeing 787-9


New Business Class

Remembering that the company recently announced its new Business Class Flagship Suite®. With new deliveries of its Airbus A321XLR and Boeing 787-9 aircraft, starting in 2024, the airline will introduce new premium Flagship Suite® seats and a reimagined aircraft interior for its long-haul fleet.

Flagship Suite® seats will offer customers a premium experience with a door, a chaise lounge seating option and more personal storage space.

American also said it will modernize its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to include Flagship Suite® seating. These 20 aircraft will be renovated with new interiors beginning in late 2024. American’s aircraft will have more premium seating than their current design, with 70 Flagship Suite® seats and 44 Premium Economy seats.


Increased flight capacity

Gonzalo Schames, Director for South America and Strategic Partnerships at American Airlines, said that the additions of flights to Brazil represent an increase in the company’s capacity by 65% ​​compared to 2021. “With these additions to our schedule in Brazil, American continues its recovery in the country, increasing our capacity this year by 65% ​​over 2021”.

Alexandre Cavalcanti, Regional Sales Director for Brazil and Uruguay, said that the company is proud to offer more travel options to passengers at the end of the year, both from São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. “We are proud to offer our customers even more holiday travel options from both São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro”.

With these new frequencies, American will increase from 38 to 45 weekly operations from December 16, 2022 to January 9, 2023.


What did you think of the news? Will we see new Flagship Suite® seats on routes to Brazil from 2024?


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