American Airlines has filed for permission with the Department of Transport to operate flights from Dallas Airport (DFW) to Rio and Miami Airport (MIA) to Brasilia. The service could start from November this year.

The proposed flights from Miami Airport to Brasilia will be the first of its kind for a US carrier. American Airlines will be able to offer connecting flights to Miami from over 40 US cities.

These routes will be in addition to the already agreed route from JFK to Rio which will begin in November. Such moves shows AA’s interest in connecting the US to latin America, specifically fuelled no doubt by the growth of Brazils economy.