Korean Air begins Sao Paulo/Los Angeles service

Korean Air has begun a thrice weekly, non-stop air service between Sao Paulo, Brazil and Los Angeles International Airport. The airline is operating Monday, Wednesday and Friday flights from LAX to Sao Paulo (GRU) using Boeing 777-200 aircraft outfitted with lie-flat sleeper seats in premium classes and on-demand movies and music throughout the aircraft.

“Korean Air’s non-stop flight between LAX and Sao Paulo is a key route for people who want to conduct business in South America’s largest city,” says John Jackson, Korean Air’s director of sales and marketing for the Americas.

“Korean Air already offers the best options for travel to Asia, but we’re also a global airline that now provides passenger and cargo service between Los Angeles and Sao Paulo that no other company has the scope to do.”

Sao Paulo is the largest city in Brazil with a population of more than 10 million, the most populous city in South America. Korean Air is the only airline with nonstop service between Los Angeles and Brazil.

Korean Air is the largest transpacific passenger carrier out of Los Angeles, and flies from more cities in the Americas to more cities in Asia than any other airline in the world. According to the Los Angeles Mayor’s office, this new service will provide an important connection between Asia and Brazil that could generate a significant positive economic impact on the Southern California economy.