American Will Introduce a Second Nonstop Flight Between DFW and Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 9

New Flight Continues AA’s International Expansion at DFW; Is Made Possible By Strength of DFW Connecting Hub

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Airlines continued the development of its international services at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport today by announcing that it will introduce a second nonstop flight between DFW and Sao Paulo, Brazil, effective June 9.

American said it will operate the new flight five days a week with 211-seat Boeing 767-300 aircraft in the peak season and three days a week between Sept. 7 and Nov. 22. The inaugural flight will come about one month before the opening of DFW’s new International Terminal D and will give American a significant international service expansion with which to showcase the new gateway facility.

“Sao Paulo is Brazil’s largest business center and one of the most important destinations in all of Latin America for travel and trade to North Texas,” said Dan Garton, American’s Executive Vice President of Marketing. “Our ability to introduce this significant new service is made possible by the strength of the DFW hub and its broad range of connecting service from points across our route network.”

The DFW-Sao Paulo announcement comes less than two weeks after American revealed that growth by American and its regional affiliate, American Eagle, at DFW will surpass earlier projections and increase their combined service to a total of 839 departures a day at DFW by July 2005. This will involve a total of 119 additional flights at DFW above what they offered last summer.

Including Sao Paulo, American and American Eagle serve a total of 31 international destinations from DFW. A 32nd international point will be added in November when American begins nonstop service between DFW and Osaka, Japan. American has been flying nonstop between DFW and Sao Paulo since April 1995. With the growth and success of the DFW hub, American and American Eagle have grown their international service offering at DFW by 94 percent since the summer of 1995.

Here is American’s DFW-Sao Paulo schedule (all times are local):


Flight # Departs Arrives
981 (new) 5:40 p.m. 5:47 a.m. (next day)
Operates daily except Monday and Wednesday

963 7:45 p.m. 9:56 a.m. (next day) Daily


Flight # Departs Arrives
962 9:55 p.m. 6:21 a.m. (next day) Daily

982 (new) 11:55 p.m. 8:22 a.m. (next day)
Operates daily except Tuesday and Thursday

The Boeing 767-300 aircraft American flies on the DFW-Sao Paulo route have 29 Business Class seats, featuring 60 inches of legroom, and 182 seats in the Main Cabin.

In flight, passengers on the route enjoy American’s award-winning International Flagship Service, featuring a selection of dining, beverage and entertainment options. Business Class passengers have access to a number of other amenities for use at their convenience, including powerports at each seat. Powerports are available in the Main Cabin at selected seats.

Travelers can check schedules and fares and book flights by visiting Bookings made on earn up to 1,000 AAdvantage bonus miles. For an additional $5 per ticket, travel arrangements can also be made by calling American’s reservations number at 1-800-433-7300 (en Espanol 1-800-633-3711) within the United States and Canada. Outside the U.S. and Canada, call the local reservations number. For an additional $10 per ticket, travel arrangements can be made at an American Airlines Travel Center or Airport Ticket Office.

About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world’s largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) regional airlines serve more than 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 3,800 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American’s award- winning Web site,, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve more than 600 destinations in over 135 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation (NYSE:AMR) .

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