The U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday announced possible expanded rights for U.S. carriers to add more daily nonstop flights between the United States and Brazil.
DOT's proposal is the result of a March 2011 U.S.-Brazil agreement to phase in new air service between the two countries through October 2015. The department is proposing for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and US Airways to add more nonstop flights from Los Angeles, Atlanta, Detroit, and Charlotte to Sao Paulo, Brazil.
“New air services to Brazil will provide important benefits for thousands of Americans and for tourists coming to the U.S.,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
The agency is looking to receive comments about the proposal over the next 10 days.