Delta is to launch daily nonstop flights between
Rio de Janeiro and New York-JFK on 21 December 2017.
Delta’s strategic alliance with GOL Linhas
Aereas Inteligentes will extend the reach of this service to 23
destinations within Brazil and provides seamless connections at
Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) in Rio de
Delta will offer 49 U.S. destinations
beyond its hub at New York-JFK.
“By boosting our network to and from Rio de
Janeiro, we’re giving customers more options to suit their travel
needs,” said Luciano Macagno, Delta’s Director — Brazil. “It is
exciting to have the opportunity to offer a daily direct flight
from Rio de Janeiro to our second-largest international hub at New
York-JFK. Delta’s continued route expansions demonstrate our
commitment to the Brazilian market and the strength of our
alliance with our Brazilian partner, GOL.”
DL 479 will depart New York-JFK at 21:24 and arrive in Rio de Janeiro at 10:30.
Flight DL 478 will depart Rio de Janeiro at 22:15 to land in New
York-JFK at 05:36.
The GIG-JFK route
will be operated using a Boeing 767-400 aircraft with 40 Delta One
full flat-bed seats with direct aisle access for every passenger.
Delta customers flying on Delta One will
be able to enjoy Latin-inspired meal selections by
Chef Michelle Bernstein, paired with wines chosen by
master sommelier Andrea Robinson.
The 246-passenger aircraft also includes 28
Delta Comfort+ seats and 178 seats in the Main Cabin.
Elite customers and passengers flying in
Delta One through Rio de Janeiro-GIG and New York-JFK will also
benefits with a premium airport experience at the 24,000
square-foot flagship Delta Sky Club in JFK’s Terminal 4, the
biggest club in Delta’s system, and a recently opened GOL VIP
located in GIG’s Terminal 2.
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