US Airways will launch new daily flights to Rio de Janeiro from its hub at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on December 2nd.
The flight, which will become the carrier’s fifth international route launch this year, is US Airways’ first South American service.
It will begin at the airline’s base in Philadelphia before moving onwards to Charlotte and Brazil’s second-largest city.
Suzanne Boda, US Airways’ east coast vice president, said the flight will offer both business and leisure travellers "an easy, one-stop connecting service to Brazil".
"With the service to Rio de Janeiro, US Airways now flies to 56 international destinations in Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America," she commented.
Flights between the cities will be operated on a Boeing 767 aircraft.
US Airways launched new flights to Norwegian capital Oslo on May 21st, while a new service was also recently launched to Birmingham.
In a little over a month, the carrier will begin flying to Tel Aviv, meaning that it can offer passengers 23 trans-Atlantic destinations over the course of the summer.