Delta Air Lines will launch a sixth nonstop frequency between Atlanta and Brazil’s capital city, Brasilia, on May 31, 2011.
“Delta’s continued growth in Brazil has been quite significant, and this new flight will further support our strategy in this market,” said Nicolas Ferri, Delta’s vice president for Latin America and Caribbean. “The new frequency between Brasilia and Atlanta will offer more convenience to our customers who need better access to the country’s capital city and its surrounding areas.”
Delta operates flights between Atlanta and Brasilia using a Boeing 757-200 with capacity for 162 passengers: 15 in First Class and 147 in Economy Class.
Delta currently offers 32 nonstop flights between the U.S. and Brazil, including service connecting Atlanta, Detroit and New York-JFK to Sao Paulo as well as Atlanta and Rio de Janeiro.
Earlier this year, Delta announced the beginning of codeshare service and frequent flier program reciprocity with GOL. Delta flight numbers are currently available on 56 GOL flights between Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília and 15 Brazilian destinations: Belem, Belo Horizonte, Cuiaba, Curitiba, Florianopolis, Fortaleza, Goiania, Iguassu Falls, Joao Pessoa, Navegantes, Porto Alegre, Recife, Salvador, Teresina and Vitoria. The number of codeshare markets is expected to increase to more than 30 by summer, pending government approvals.