Mon, 15 May 2017

Delta to Launch Daily Rio de Janeiro - New York Flights

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 Janeiro.

 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.”

Delta Boeing B767-300

Flight 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 lounge located in GIG’s Terminal 2.

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