ATLANTA, July 29, 2008 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced a new seasonal nonstop flight between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and São Paulo’s Guarulhos Airport in Brazil, starting Dec. 20, 2008. The new daytime frequency will operate three times weekly and will complement Delta’s year-round, nightly nonstop service to São Paulo from Atlanta and New York-JFK.
Delta’s schedule between Atlanta and São Paulo from Dec. 20, 2008 until Feb. 15, 2009:
|DL 145||Atlanta at 9:50 a.m.||São Paulo at 10:35 p.m.||Wed/Sat/Sun|
|DL 144||São Paulo at 10:05 a.m.||Atlanta at 5:05 p.m.||Wed/Sat/Sun|
“For more than 20 years, Delta has served the Brazilian market successfully, and we are excited to continue to grow our presence in this market,” said Delta vice president for Sales and Government Affairs Christophe Didier. “This daytime service offers customers another schedule option to and from Brazil.”
Delta recently filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation requesting authority to use some of the new frequencies that became available to fly to Brazil after both countries reached a new agreement a few weeks ago.
Delta continues to expand its international network, making Latin America and the Caribbean the two regions with the most growth for the airline for the rest of the year. As previously announced, Delta also will start new flights between New York-JFK and Buenos Aires, Argentina* (Dec. 18); Atlanta and Tegucigalpa, Honduras* (Dec. 18); New York-JFK and Bonaire (Dec. 20), and Atlanta and Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic (Dec. 20).
Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 327 destinations in 62 countries. Delta has added more international capacity than any major U.S. airline during the last two years and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 44 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers 609 weekly flights to 62 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 16,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 499 worldwide destinations in 105 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.
*Subject to foreign government approval.