New Delta service now available from Rio de Janeiro to New York-JFK

Atlanta.- Delta Airlines presents its new flights from Rio de Janeiro that arrived in Atlanta and New York this December 17, both associated with the Joint Venture Agreement with LATAM.

Flight DL60, from Rio de Janeiro to Atlanta, which will now be a year-round operation, took off from Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, landing at Delta's main hub at 5:15 pm (local time). Shortly after, at 10:15 am, flight DL244 departed Rio for New York-JFK, landing in the American city at 6:30 pm (local time). This frequency is seasonal and will be offered through February 21, 2024*, after which Delta's Atlanta service will continue to provide easy access and connections between the two destinations.

Both routes are operated by a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, with four cabins: Delta One, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin. These are new additions to the daily direct services that Delta already offers from São Paulo (two frequencies to Atlanta and one to New York-JFK), adding a total of five daily flights between Brazil and the United States, the longest schedule ever offered by Delta in Brazil in its 26 years of operations in the country.

“We are extremely happy with the return of Delta's direct services between Rio de Janeiro and the United States, another demonstration of the recovery of the travel industry in both countries and the importance of Rio as a gateway for international tourists, as well as of Delta's focus on taking its customers to the places they want to go most,” said Danillo Barbizan, Delta Sales Manager in Brazil. «I also highlight the great value and scope of our partnership with LATAM, which, with the capillarity of its network in Brazil, is helping us to supply these flights and guarantee faster and more comfortable connections for our customers, which adds to the numerous reciprocal benefits for frequent travelers.”

«Another advantage is the fact that flights leave Rio in the morning, making it easier to connect for those coming from some parts of Brazil, and, upon arriving at our hubs in Atlanta and New York-JFK, our customers still They can take advantage of connections to other destinations in the United States in the afternoon and evening,” says Barbizan.

Delta's enthusiasm for the resumption of flights in the “Wonderful City” is justified: in the three years before the pandemic, the airline transported more than half a million passengers between the United States and Rio de Janeiro. Additionally, the two routes add to Delta's service to the five most important long-haul South American destinations from Atlanta and New York-JFK through its Joint Venture with LATAM, further strengthening Delta's commitment to the region.

«We are very happy with the start of these flights. Thanks to our Joint Venture, two global companies can now offer their customers simpler and faster trips with the best routes, schedules and connections, as well as reciprocal benefits for frequent travelers,” says Aline Mafra, Director of Sales and Marketing at LATAM. Brazil. «It is worth highlighting that, to promote these two new Delta routes, LATAM increased its offer in Galeão, further reinforcing its commitment to democratize air transport in the country, facilitating the connection of residents of Rio de Janeiro with the United States. United and the world, and attracting even more foreigners to discover the Wonderful City and Brazil.”

To celebrate the launch of the flights, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held in the international boarding area of ​​Rio de Janeiro International Airport, with Delta's Danillo Barbizan, Delta and LATAM employees and crew members, reiterating the strength of the main association in the connection between North and South America, as well as Rafael Sampaio, Traffic Development Manager at RIO Galeão.

«Delta's definitive return to Rio de Janeiro once again highlights the effectiveness of coordination between the city's airports. Through GIG, Delta will be able to connect its passengers from Atlanta and New York on flights operated by its partner LATAM to various destinations in Brazil. In addition to improving connectivity, by adding a new destination to our international air network, Rio de Janeiro will directly benefit from the increased tourist flow from North America and the commercial opportunities that will arise by bringing the Wonderful City even closer to the United States. », says Rafael Sampaio, Traffic Development Manager at RIO Galeão.

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