American Airlines will be the official airline sponsor for the June 10, 2012 National Puerto Rican Day Parade along Fifth Avenue in New York City. American, which recently celebrated 40 years of service to La Isla del Encanto, will host ¡Q‚Viva! The Chosen stars from Puerto Rico ˆ Ektor Rivera, Jossette Reilly and Jose Febres ˆ on the American Airlines float as it winds through Manhattan. American is the official airline partner of the show, which aired in the U.S. on both Fox (English) and Univision (Spanish) this spring. American provides transportation to Puerto Rico and throughout the Americas to help ¡Q‚Viva! uncover talent.
“American Airlines is a global company, connecting people from many different cultures and communities,” said Tim Ahern, American’s Vice President – New York and International. “Just as ¡Q‚Viva! The Chosen connected millions of fans from around the world, the National Puerto Rican Day Parade connects New Yorkers of all cultures.”