American Airlines Applies For Additional Service To Brazil

Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:03pm EST

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American to Expand New Service to Brazil by Adding New Routes from Los Angeles
and Chicago Hubs

FORT WORTH, Texas,  Feb. 28, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines today filed
an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation for the right to fly
additional  United States  -  Brazil  frequencies beginning in 2013 and 2014.
American will use these frequencies to add one new daily round trip service from
its  Los Angeles  and  Chicago  hubs to  Sao Paulo, expanding the airline's
Latin American network footprint to provide even greater choices to its


Pending government approvals, American proposes to begin new service between 
Los Angeles  and  Sao Paulo  in late 2013 and Chicago O'Hare and  Sao Paulo  in
late 2014.

"American is committed to expanding its presence throughout  Brazil  to match
customer demand in this extremely important and growing market," said  Chuck
Schubert, American's Vice President - Network Planning.  "With these additional
frequencies, we will offer more options to travel between  Brazil  and  the
United States  enabling our customers to connect through our growing global

American currently 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.  

American offers more than 800 weekly flights to 49 cities throughout  Latin
America, including  Mexico, Central and South America.   

About American Airlines
American Airlines focuses on providing an exceptional travel experience across
the globe, serving more than 260 airports in more than 50 countries and
territories. American's fleet of nearly 900 aircraft fly more than 3,500 daily
flights worldwide from hubs in  Chicago,  Dallas/Fort Worth,  Los Angeles, 
Miami  and  New York. American flies to nearly 100 international locations
including important markets such as  London,  Madrid,  Sao Paulo  and  Tokyo.
With more than 500 new planes scheduled to join the fleet, including continued
deliveries of the Boeing 737 family of aircraft and new additions such as the
Boeing 777-300ER and the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, American is building
toward the youngest and most modern fleet among major U.S. carriers. American's
website,®, provides customers with easy access to check and book fares,
and personalized news, information and travel offers. American's AAdvantage® 
program, one of the most popular frequent flyer programs in the world, lets
members redeem miles for flights to almost 950 destinations worldwide, as well
as flight upgrades, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and other retail
products. The airline also offers nearly 40  Admirals Club®  locations worldwide
providing comfort, convenience, and an environment with a full range of services
making it easy for customers to stay productive without interruption. American
is a founding member of the  oneworld®  alliance, which brings together some of
the best and biggest airlines in the world, including global brands like British
Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia Airlines, Japan Airlines, LAN and Qantas.
Together, its members serve more than 840 destinations with some 9,000 daily
flights to nearly 160 countries and territories. Connect with American on
Twitter  @AmericanAir  or American Airlines,
Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AMR
Corporation common stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB
marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.

SOURCE  American Airlines

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