American Airlines will increase service to Rio de Janeiro effective 16 December 2002 by adding five weekly services between Miami and the Brazilian city. The additional frequencies will operate as AA919 south-bound daily except SuMo, and as AA980 southbound daily except MoTu. American Airlines' non-stop Miami to Rio de Janeiro service is the only non-stop service between the United States and the Brazilian city. As the largest US carrier in Brazil, American Airlines offers 40 weekly services between the US and Brazil, including daily service from JFK and Dallas to Sao Paulo, twice daily from Miami to Sao Paulo, and 12x a week from Miami to Rio de Janeiro. In addition, they offer daily service between Sao Paulo and Asuncion, Belo Horizonte*, and Rio de Janeiro*.
*No local traffic rights.