TEMPE, Ariz. – US Airways tomorrow will launch daily non-stop service to Sao Paulo, Brazil from its largest hub at Charlotte, N.C. The new flight is US Airways’ second destination in South America and complements the airline’s existing non-stop service to Rio de Janeiro from Charlotte. US Airways will operate service to Brazil’s largest city on Boeing 767-200 aircraft with seating for 18 in Envoy, US Airways’ international business class, and 186 in the main cabin.
“US Airways’ new flight to Sao Paulo further establishes our commitment to expanding our international reach for our customers,” said Suzanne Boda, US Airways’ senior vice president, Airport Customer Service, International and Cargo. “Our customers in more than 85 communities in the United States will have convenient one-stop access to Sao Paulo, South America’s most important business market, with the launch of service tomorrow. The new service provides customers with a second daily option to reach Brazil.”
“North Carolina’s economy stands to benefit greatly from non-stop air service connecting Charlotte and Sao Paulo, and this is just one more sign that North Carolina is open for business,” said United States Senator Kay Hagan. “I’m thrilled that US Airways is beginning this daily, non-stop flight that will support enhanced business relationships between North Carolina and Brazil’s largest city and create more jobs and economic opportunities for our State.”
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) – Guarulhos-Sao Paulo Airport (GRU)
Guarulhos-Sao Paulo Airport (GRU) – Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)**
*Flight arrives next day.
**First day of operation for Sao Paulo-bound flight is June 9, 2013.
On March 4, US Airways filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the rights to operate daily, year-round service between Sao Paulo and the airline’s international gateway at Philadelphia. The proposed service would be the airline’s third daily flight to South America and would provide customers in 75 communities with easy one-stop access to Sao Paulo.