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SAO PAULO - Delta has filed for regulatory approval to increase its new nonstop service between Orlando and Sao Paulo from four times per week to daily. Delta will begin service in the market four times per week beginning Dec. 19, and expects to start serving the cities on a daily basis Feb. 20.  

In June Delta announced that it would have four U.S. gateways to Sao Paulo, giving customers the option of flying through New York, Orlando, Atlanta and Detroit. In addition, the Sao Paulo-Orlando flight will offer convenient connections to nine major U.S. destinations, including Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York (LGA and JFK) and Raleigh.

Further, Delta’s alliance with Brazilian airline GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes extends the reach of the Orlando-Sao Paulo service to 32 Brazilian destinations and provides seamless connections at Guarulhos International Airport.  

“It is exciting to have the opportunity to have a daily direct flight connecting Sao Paulo to Orlando and to offer customers the reach of GOL’s network with over 700 weekly codeshare flights to Brazil’s interior,” said Nicolas Ferri, Delta’s Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean. “Delta’s continued expansion of routes important to Latin American customers demonstrates our commitment to the region and keeps us in line with our promise to be the best U.S. airline in Latin America and the Caribbean.”

The new service will be operated using a Boeing 767-300 aircraft with 35 flat-bed seats with direct aisle access in Delta One cabin, 32 seats in Delta Comfort+ and 143 seats in the Main Cabin.