US Airways announced Monday that it will add daily nonstop service from Charlotte to Sao Paulo, Brazil, starting May 5.
The new route is US Airways second destination in South America. The carrier has been operating nonstop flights between Charlotte and Rio de Janeiro since 2009.
US Airways said it will operate service from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Brazils largest city on Boeing 767-200 aircraft with seating for 18 in Envoy, US Airways international business class, and 186 in the main cabin.
According to a schedule provided by the airline, the Charlotte flights will depart at 5:50 p.m. and arrive in Sao Paulo at 4:30 a.m. the next day.
Last month, US Airways announced it would begin daily nonstop service from Charlotte to Londons Heathrow Airport in March, a move likely to appeal to business travelers who would prefer to land at Londons main airport. Currently, US Airways flies nonstop from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Londons Gatwick Airport, about 30 miles outside of London. Staff reports