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American Airlines to Operate Additional Flights to Brazil During Peak Winter Travel Season

Seasonal Nonstops Between New York and Rio de Janeiro Highlight Additions

American Airlines will add several new flights to Brazil for the upcoming winter travel season, including four weekly nonstops between New York City and Rio de Janeiro. The New York-Rio nonstop flights are in addition to American's previously announced plans to add three new destinations to Brazil in early November.

American will operate four weekly nonstop flights between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Rio de Janeiro from Dec. 19, 2008, through Feb. 28, 2009, using widebody Boeing 767-300 aircraft configured with 30 seats in Business Class and 195 seats in the Main Cabin.

In addition, American will operate a fourth daily nonstop flight between Miami and Sao Paulo from Dec. 18, 2008, through Jan. 30, 2009, also using a Boeing 767-300. This will give American 28 weekly nonstop flights between Miami and Sao Paulo during the winter season.

Finally, American plans to operate one additional weekly flight between Miami and Belo Horizonte from Dec. 21, 2008, through Feb. 23, 2009, with a Boeing 767-300. Service to Belo Horizonte, a new destination for American, starts Nov. 4 with three weekly flights. Service will increase to four a week for the winter travel season.

"Brazil is a popular destination, particularly during the winter travel season, so we're pleased to add more flights to our schedule," said Peter J. Dolara, American's Senior Vice President - Miami, Caribbean and Latin America. "Between service to our new destinations starting in November, and additional seasonal flights to our existing destinations, American Airlines has Brazil covered like no other U.S. airline."

Following are highlights of American's seasonal schedule additions to Brazil. (Existing service is also shown). All times shown are local:

Brazil Seasonal Schedule Additions  
-- New York JFK-Rio de Janeiro     
New seasonal nonstop service four days weekly Dec. 19, 2008 - Feb. 28, 2009       

From New York JFK to Rio de Janeiro        
Departs            Arrives                  Operates        
9:25 p.m.          10:25 a.m. (next day)    Tue/Wed/Fri/Sun (New)       

From Rio de Janeiro to New York JFK        
Departs            Arrives                  Operates        
11:05 p.m.         6:10 a.m. (next day)     Mon/Wed/Thu/Sat (New)  

-- Miami-Sao Paulo     
Additional daily seasonal nonstop service Dec. 18, 2008 - Jan. 30, 2009       
From Miami to Sao Paulo        
Departs            Arrives                  Operates        
12:05 p.m.         11:25 p.m. (same day)    Daily (Existing)        
8:15 p.m.          7:30 a.m. (next day)     Daily (Existing)        
9:35 p.m.          9:05 a.m. (next day)     Daily (New)        
11:45 p.m.         11:00 a.m. (next day)    Daily (Existing)       

From Sao Paulo to Miami        
Departs            Arrives                  Operates        
12:50 a.m.         6:10 a.m. (same day)     Daily (Existing)        
1:50 a.m.          7:20 a.m. (same day)     Daily (New)        
12:40 p.m.         5:55 p.m. (same day)     Daily (Existing)        
11:30 p.m.         4:50 a.m. (next day)     Daily (Existing)  

-- Miami-Belo Horizonte     
Additional nonstop service one day weekly Dec. 21, 2008 - Feb. 23, 2009.     
(Note:  Belo Horizonte is a new destination for American effective Nov. 4, 2008).       

From Miami to Belo Horizonte        
Departs            Arrives                  Operates        
11:15 p.m.         10:20 a.m. (next day)    Tue/Thu/Sat (Eff. 11/4)        
11:15 p.m.         10:20 a.m. (next day)    Sun (New)       

From Belo Horizonte to Miami        
Departs            Arrives                  Operates        
11:50 p.m.         4:55 a.m. (next day)     Wed/Fri/Sun (Eff. 11/5)        
11:50 p.m.         4:55 a.m. (next day)     Mon (New)

Along with the new service to Belo Horizonte, which begins Nov. 4, American is also adding Salvador and Recife to its roster of destinations in Brazil. Both Salvador and Recife will have daily service from Miami beginning Nov. 2, 2008.

Following is a summary of American's U.S. - Brazil routes, including the new destinations effective in early November and seasonal service effective in mid-December:

American Airlines Brazil Service Summary     

Rio de Janeiro - Miami, New York JFK     
Sao Paulo - Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, New York JFK     
Belo Horizonte - Miami     
Recife - Miami     
Salvador - Miami

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