American Airlines, pending DOT approval, will increase service between Miami and Sao Paulo to eighteen departures a week. This is in addition to an already approved increase of service between Miami and Rio de Janeiro, the only non-stop service between the US and Rio, effective 16 December 2003. Schedules and equipment will be announced pending approval, but it is likely to be operate as a daylight service with a 767-300ER.
American currently provides two daily flights between Miami and Sao Paulo. One operates with a 2-class 767-300ER and the other with a 3-class 777-200ER with American's Flagship Suite service. American also provides daily 777-200 service between Sao Paulo and New York City/JFK and daily 767-300ER service between Sao Paulo and Dallas/Ft. Worth and Asuncion, Paraguay. As well, for passengers originating thier travels outside of Brazil, American also offers daily 767-300ER service to Belo Horizonte and daily 777-200 service to Rio de Janeiro.
Also, in the rumour mill is that in addition to four extra MIA-GRU flights, they may introduce 3 weekly non-stop flights between Miami and Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Loads to CNF are averaging over 75%, and that's for a tag on leg from GRU. If it is given the go ahead, AA will continue to operate daily service to CNF, from MIA 3 times a week and from GRU 4 times a week.