Delta Bolstering Service for Brazil’s Carnival

CHICAGO, USA - FEBRUARY 24: A skyline view of Chicago from the Chicago observation deck, on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Building, located at the Michigan Avenue, in Chicago, United States on  February 24, 2018.

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For travelers who want to experience Brazil’s famous Carnival, Delta Air Lines is offering nonstop seasonal service between New York City and Rio de Janeiro.

The flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport in Brazil will operate overnight southbound as before, but the service will now return northbound in the morning.

The increased flight frequency will complement Delta’s service between Atlanta and Rio de Janeiro.

Rio de Janeiro carnival: PHOTO: Rio de Janeiro carnival. (Photo via FernandoQuevedo / iStock Editorial / Getty Images Plus)

The route between New York City and Rio de Janeiro will be operated using a Boeing 767-300 aircraft starting on December 19 and will continue through March 9, 2020. The 225-passenger planes will feature 25 Delta One flat-bed seats and extra wide in-flight entertainment screens.

“At Delta we continuously adapt our network options to meet our customers’ demands,” Delta Brazil director Fabio Camargo said in a statement. “Our seasonal route connecting New York and Rio de Janeiro from December to March provides our customers the convenience of a direct flight connecting two leading markets – for business and leisure.”

“We remain committed to the Brazilian market and continue strengthening our alliance with GOL – Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, our partner in Brazil,” Camargo continued.

The following schedule is now available for sale:

—Departs New York – JFK at 5:55 p.m. and arrives in Rio de Janeiro – GIG at 6:45 a.m.

—Departs Rio de Janeiro- GIG at 9:10 a.m. and arrives in New York – JFK at 4:10 p.m.

The seasonal service to Rio de Janeiro is one of Delta’s most successful routes, along with current service to other top Latin American destinations such as Bogota, Cartagena, Quito, Lima, Santiago, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo.

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