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New Flights To The Amazon

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Rainforest Cruises is very pleased to announce the launch of two new international air services to Amazon hubs: Iquitos and Manaus.

Beginning June 14th, American Airlines will be flying non-stop from Miami to Manaus and back again, on a daily basis. Manaus is the capital of the Brazilian Amazon, at the confluence of the Negro and Solimões Rivers, from where many river cruises depart in order to enjoy the multiple wildlife reserves in the state of Para.

Moreover, the city and its historic center boast a unique energy, with a vibrant nightlife and multiple cultural events, such as at the Opera House and the Jazz Festival.

New Manaus Flights:

AA961 Depart Miami at 1710 and arrive in Manaus at 2235.

AA964 Depart Manaus at 2350 and arrive in Miami at 0515 the next day.

Meanwhile, Copa Airlines – the well-respected national carrier of Panama – has announced that from 15th July, it will be operating twice-weekly direct flights from Panama City to Iquitos, in the Peruvian Amazon.

Iquitos is the capital of the province of Loreto, and is the largest urban area in the world without a road connection to another major city. And like Manaus, it has a historic center, great bars and restaurants, and is the stopping-off point for river cruises, lodge stays and adventure activities in the surrounding Amazon rainforest.

New Iquitos Flights:

#285 Depart Panama City at 1136 and arrive in Iquitos at 1404 on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

#286 Depart Iquitos at 1459 and arrive in Panama City at 1728 on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

As Copa Airlines is part of the Star Alliance, there are numerous connections to destinations in North America and Europe from Panama City. For example, a flight from Miami to Iquitos will now take little more than six hours, with a brief stopover in Panama, making the Peruvian jungle more accessible than ever before.

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