Delta Air Lines today announced it will begin nonstop service between Atlanta and Brasilia, Brazil on Dec. 17, 2009.Delta will be the only U.S. airline to fly nonstop to Brasilia, Brazil’s capital city, increasing to six the number of cities served by Delta in the country.
Delta has offered service between Atlanta and Sao Paulo for more than ten years, and has continued expanding throughout the years with nonstop flights between Atlanta and Rio de Janeiro, New York City-JFK and Sao Paulo, Atlanta and Manaus, and a direct one-stop flight connecting Atlanta to Recife and Fortaleza.
On May 21, Delta also will begin nonstop service between Los Angeles and Sao Paulo.
“As Delta continues to grow in Latin America, this new flight to Brasilia becomes a significant step in our expansion given the governmental and diplomatic activity in Brazil’s capital,” said Jim Cron, Delta’s senior vice president of Global Sales and Distribution. “Of course, Brasilia also is a base for some of the most important companies in South America, and we look forward to better serve the travel needs of the business sector by offering more direct flights and connections between Brazil and the United States, Europe and Asia.”
The new Atlanta-Brasilia flight will be operated with a Boeing 757-200ER, with 158 seats in Economy Class and 16 seats in BusinessElite®, Delta’s award-winning premium service.