Delta and LATAM’s Joint Venture Leads to Expanded Brazil-U.S. Flight Network

Delta Air Lines, in collaboration with LATAM, has significantly expanded its Brazilian network by introducing year-round flights between Atlanta and Rio de Janeiro. This development is a part of their Joint Venture Agreement.

Delta 767-300
Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-300

On December 17, Delta Air Lines inaugurated its new flight from Rio de Janeiro to Atlanta, marking the commencement of this year-round service. Designated as flight DL60, it departed from Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) at 9:15 a.m., arriving at Delta’s primary hub in Atlanta at 5:15 p.m. local time.

Complementing this, flight DL244 took off from Rio de Janeiro at 10:15 a.m. on the same day, heading towards New York-JFK and landing at 6:30 p.m. local time. It’s important to note that the New York service is seasonal, running until February 21, 2024, after which Delta’s Atlanta route will maintain regular connectivity between these destinations.

“We are extremely happy with the return of Delta’s direct services between Rio de Janeiro and the United States, yet another demonstration of the recovery of the travel industry in both countries and proving the importance of Rio as a gateway for international tourists, as well as Delta’s focus on taking its customers to the places they most want to go,” said Danillo Barbizan, Delta Sales Manager – Brazil. “I also emphasize 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 ensure faster and more comfortable connections for our customers, which adds to the numerous reciprocal benefits for frequent flyers.”

Delta Air Lines Utilizes Boeing 767-300ER for Enhanced Passenger Experience

Both routes are operated using the Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, featuring four cabin options: Delta One, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+, and Main Cabin. These new flights add to Delta’s already established direct services from São Paulo, which include two frequencies to Atlanta and one to New York-JFK. With these additions, Delta now operates five daily flights between Brazil and the United States, marking their largest schedule in Brazil in their 26-year history of operations in the country.

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