American Airlines asks for more Brazil flight rights

USA Today/AP, 05/18/2012

American Airlines, which is operating under bankruptcy protection, is seeking permission to add more flights to Brazil.

The country’s third-biggest airline said Wednesday that it filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation for the right to fly 17 more weekly flights between the U.S. and Brazil later this year. It currently runs more than 80 weekly flights to Brazil.

Chief Commercial Officer Virasb Vahidi said in a statement that Brazil is a growing market for American, with the company hoping to start running expanded service as early as Oct. 1.

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