It was all over the news. American Airlines requested from the US Department of Transportation permission to operate a further 17 weekly flights between the US and Brazil. And the permission was granted.
The airline intends to add flights from its Miami and New York hubs to several Brazilian destinations (including São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro). The airline would also split its current Miami-Recife-Salvador flight into two five-times-a-week direct flights Miami-Recife and Miami-Salvador.