Avianca Brasil To Launch Miami-São Paulo Service
MIAMI — Oceanair Linhas Aéreas S.A. (Avianca Brasil) announced that, on June 23, 2017, it will launch a daily passenger service connecting Miami International Airport (MIA) with São Paulo. The Airbus A330-200 aircraft, that seats 238 passengers, will serve the flight.
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Miami will be the first U.S. destination and the second outside of Brazil for the airline, which already operated a freighter service to Miami.
“I commend the MIA team for continually attracting new international air service to our community,” state Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “It is especially encouraging to see increased service from our top international market of Brazil, which had a downturn in travel last year.”
Currently, MIA serves an average of 71 weekly non-stop passenger flights to eight cities in Brazil, which is the maximum of any U.S. airport. Avianca Brasil will be the airport’s third airline serving Brazil, MIA’s highest international market.
“We are honored that Avianca Brasil has chosen to expand its operations at MIA, and also make Miami its first passenger route outside of South America,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González. “While we continue to pursue routes in untapped regions across the globe, we are also working to strengthen air service in our stronghold areas of Latin America and the Caribbean.”
To date, Avianca Brasil is the fifth passenger airline to launch Miami this year, with low-cost transatlantic airline WOW air to launch thrice-weekly service to Reykjavík on April 6. Ultimately, Aer Lingus, will launch the first-ever service from Dublin in September, with three weekly flights.