Among those cutting the ribbon in Miami to officially open Avianca Brazil’s new daily service from Sao Paulo Guarulhos were: GMCVB EVP Rolando Aedo (second from left); and Miami-Dade Aviation Department Chief of Staff, Joseph Napoli (centre). The Star Alliance member will operate the 6,568-kilometre route on its A330-200s.
- Avianca Brazil has become the third airline to link Sao Paulo Guarulhos (GRU) and Miami (MIA), with the Star Alliance member joining American Airlines (19 weekly flights) and LATAM Airlines (twice-daily) on the 6,568-kilometre sector by commencing daily flights. Inaugurated on 23 June, the carrier will link the two cities with its fleet of 238-seat A330-200s according to OAG schedules. “I commend the Miami Airport team for continually attracting new international air service to our community,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor, Carlos Gimenez. “It is especially encouraging to see increased service from our top international market of Brazil, which had a downturn in travel last year,” Gimenez added. Miami currently serves an average of 71 weekly non-stop flights to eight cities in Brazil, which is the most of any US airport according to Miami. Avianca Brazil becomes the third airline serving Brazil from Miami, the airport’s top international market, which in 2015 saw more than 2.1 million passengers. See how Miami and Sao Paulo Guarulhos airports FTWAs compare to others from around the world.