American Announces New Flights to Viracopos Airport in Campinas, Brazil

By Paul Riegler on 4 August 2014
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An American Airlines 777-300ER parked at DFW

An American Airlines 777-300ER parked at DFW

American Airlines announced plans to add a brand new destination, Viracopos International Airport in Campinas, Brazil.  Campinas is the country’s 14th largest city and is located in São Paulo State, approximately 62 miles north/northwest of the city of São Paulo.

The new service will bring the total number of American Airlines destinations in Brazil to ten.  The Fort Worth-based carrier will operate three weekly flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and daily flights from Miami International Airport, starting December 1 and December 2, respectively.

All flights to Campinas will be operated using Boeing 767-300 aircraft, equipped with 28 fully lie-flat seats, all with direct aisle access in a 1-2-1 configuration, in business class, 18 premium economy light Main Cabin Extra seats with a seat pitch ranging from 35” to 37”, and 163 coach seats with a seat pitch of 31”.  Seats in business class have a width of 30”, while coach and Main Cabin Extra seats are 17.2” wide.

American said it will reduce the number of flights to São Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport by one a day from Miami and several times per week from New York.

The airline also said that, by December, all flights connecting Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, and New York City with São Paulo will be operated using its new Boeing 777-300ER three-class aircraft with fully lie-flat seats in its first- and business-class cabins and international Wi-Fi.

Along with the changes in American’s network, the airline said it will discontinue US Airways service between Charlotte Douglas International Airport and São Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport on October 1.

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