Delta Air Lines is to launch two new direct flights between the United States and to Brazil’s Amazon and also two northeast beach destinations.
Beginning 19 December 2008, Delta will offer nonstop service between 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, Delta’s vice president of Sales and Government Affairs for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Delta currently offers daily nonstop service between Atlanta and New York-JFK and São Paulo, and between Atlanta and Rio de Janeiro. Delta recently also announced the addition of a seasonal frequency between Atlanta and São Paulo, effective 20 December 2008.
Manaus is the capital of Amazonas, Brazil’s largest state and home to the region’s main port. Recife, the capital of the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, is a gateway to famous tropical beaches.
Fortaleza, the capital of the state of Ceará, lies on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, in the northeast of Brazil, offering 16 miles of urban beaches.