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Delta Air Lines to launch Two New Direct Flights to Brazil

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Thursday, 28 August 2008

Delta Air Lines is to launch two new direct flights between the United States and Brazil, offering more convenient access for customers traveling to the Amazon region and to two of the most popular beach destinations in the Brazilian Northeast.

Beginning 19 December 2008, Delta will offer nonstop service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Eduardo Gomez International Airport in Manaus. On 21 December, Delta will start service between Atlanta and the Fortaleza International Airport via the Guararapes International Airport in Recife.

This new service increases to 32 the number of weekly flights Delta offers between the United States and five Brazilian destinations.

These new flights are the result of the recent limited expansion of the bilateral agreement between the governments of the United States and Brazil, which opens the door to new opportunities for tourists as well as new business ventures between the two countries, said Christophe Didier, Deltas vice president of Sales and Government Affairs for Latin America and the Caribbean. We look forward to continued expansion of this agreement in the future.

Delta currently offers daily nonstop service between Atlanta and New York-JFK and So Paulos Guarulhos International Airport, and between Atlanta and Rio de Janeiros Galeo-Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport. Delta recently also announced the addition of a seasonal frequency between Atlanta and So Paulo, effective 20 December 2008.

Manaus is the capital of Amazonas, Brazils largest state and home to the regions main port. It is the starting point for travelers who want to discover the wonders of the tropical rainforest and ecological tourism options along the Rio Negro and Amazon Rivers, the largest in the world.  Recife, the capital of the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, is a gateway to famous tropical beaches and world-renowned resorts, and hosts one of the main Carnival festivals of the country.

Fortaleza, the capital of the state of Cear, lies on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, in the northeast of Brazil, offering 16 miles of urban beaches and an array of tourism, cultural and gastronomic options.

To kick off the new service, Delta is offering a special one-way introductory fare of $659 on the Atlanta-Manaus route, and $599 on the Atlanta-Recife-Fortaleza route for travel between 6 January and 27 March 2009. Round-trip ticket purchase required. Tickets must be purchased by 8 September 2008. Additional taxes/fees/restrictions/baggage charges may apply.

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