Delta Air Lines expands flights to Brazil

US airline will have a second daily flight between Guarulhos and Atlanta from December 17th, in addition to resuming connection between the city and Rio de Janeiro

Delta Air Lines will give a major boost to its network of flights to Brazil starting in late October, the US airline announced.

As of October 29, flights between Guarulhos and John F. Kennedy airports will be daily again – currently there are three weekly frequencies, operated with Airbus A330-300 jets.

Almost two months later, on December 17, Delta will have a second daily frequency between São Paulo and Atlanta, its largest hub in the United States.

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The flight will be seasonal, in addition to what is currently carried out, with takeoff at 7:50 pm from Atlanta and 10:50 pm from São Paulo. The second frequency, also operated with the A330 and four classes of service, will take off from Guarulhos in the morning at 9:55 am, while the return from JFK takes place at 9:50 pm.

Rio-Atlanta seasonal flight

Delta also confirmed the return of the seasonal flight between Rio de Janeiro and Atlanta airports, on the same day, December 17th. The route will be operated with the Boeing 767-300.

Delta Boeing 767-300ER (Aero Ícarus)

“As families, friends and business travelers look forward to reconnecting, Delta is excited to grow its interstate and Brazil service and help travelers get to the places they want to with our award-winning service.” said Delta Air Lines representative in Brazil, Danillo Barbizan.

With the new frequencies, Delta will have 28 weekly flights to Brazil. The US carrier, however, has kept old aircraft on the routes to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

The average age of the A330-300, for example, is almost 14 years old, according to the website Planespotters. The Boeing 767-300s are even older, with an average age of 26 years.

They are much less efficient aircraft than the new A350-900 and A330-900neo, received in recent years and which emit less pollutants, in addition to offering a more pleasant experience. Delta currently has 17 A330neos and 24 A350-900s.

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