American Airlines has filed an application with the US Department of Transportation for the right to fly 17 more weekly flights between the U.S. and Brazil later this year. AA currently runs more than 80 weekly flights to the country but wants to add more to take advantage of the growing market in Brazil. Chief Commercial Officer Virasb Vahidi said in a statement that Brazil is a growing market for American, with the company hoping to start running expanded service as early as Oct. 1.

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