American Airlines said today that on December 2nd they’ll move 1 daily flight from Miami to Sao Paulo (GRU) to land, instead, at Viracopos Airport (VCP), about 60 miles outside the city. They’ll also move 3 weekly JFK flights to Viracopos.
VCP flights will be served with 767-300s with lie-flat seats up front, while all GRU flights will be on 777-300ERs outfitted with new cabins.
In October, AA will drop US Airways service to GRU from Charlotte in October and shift those passengers to fly to GRU via Miami.
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VCP is useful for those connecting to secondary cities in Brazil on Azul, which has its main hub at Azul.