US Airways told the U.S. Transportation Dept. it wants to use its proposed new Charlotte-Rio de Janeiro service to establish a “foundation for further expansion into South America. Charlotte, the airline said, is “poised to become a major gateway to Brazil and South America.” There is no nonstop service to Brazil from Charlotte today. Under amendments to the U.S.-Brazil aviation agreement last June, seven new frequencies become available in June and seven more in October. By joining ...

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