With the introduction of nonstop flights between Miami (MIA) and Asuncion (ASU), Paraguay, on Nov. 15, American Airlines is filling a void in the air services network of South America. For many years, there have been no direct flights from the U.S. to Paraguay, and American will be offering a singular route service.
Southbound from Miami, flights will operate on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, departing at 11:40 p.m. and arriving the following day at 9:40 a.m.
Northbound from Asuncion, flights will depart at 11 a.m., arriving in Miami at 5:05 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
For agents just starting to get acquainted with the attractions of Paraguay—colonial buildings, its famous nanduti lace, Jesuit churches, the Itaipu Dam and Iguassu Falls, for example—it will be useful to know that foreigners need a visa to visit Paraguay, as one does also when entering the neighboring countries of Brazil and Argentina; and when crossing back and forth over those borders, a multiple-entry visa is required.
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