Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) celebrates its 5th anniversary of service in Brasilia city, highlighting its continuous growth in the market and the introduction of its new 767-300 aircraft featuring full flat-bed seats in the BusinessElite cabin on the Brasilia-Atlanta route. Delta’s growth is evidenced by the increase in customers who prefer and rely on the airline’s enhanced travel experience and the benefits that come from its strategic alliance with GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes.
"We are proud to celebrate 5 years of service in Brasilia and are pleased to reinforce our position in the market,” said Luciano Macagno, Delta's director for Brazil. “From a product standpoint, the introduction of our new aircraft both consolidates our position in the local market and represents our growth capacity not only for Brasilia but in all of Brazil, due to our connecting capabilities with GOL flights in the renovated Brasilia Airport.”
Through its partnership with GOL, Delta can offer its customers access to more than 380 destinations in more than 59 countries, meeting 99 percent of Brazilian and U.S. customer demand between the countries. Delta and GOL offer a U.S.-Brazil network unrivaled by any other U.S. flag carrier. The alliance allows the two airlines to strengthen their services, thus improving customer experience and offering a better added value proposition to the market.
Delta recently announced a significant upgrade to its service between Brasilia and the United States with the introduction of full flat-bed seats in BusinessElite cabin on flights to and from its international hub in Atlanta. The full flat-bed seats have a 180º recline and oversized personal entertainment screens, allowing travelers to increase productivity, rest and enjoy the on-demand in-flight entertainment system to its fullest. Delta has invested billions of dollars since 2010 in improving customer experience on its aircraft and in upgrading its technology and facilities, including the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal F in Atlanta and the new Terminal 4 at New York-JFK.
Brazil is a key market for Delta’s growth strategy in Latin America, and the investments in the country are one of Delta’s key global initiatives. The company currently operates 42 non-stop round-trip weekly flights between Brazil and the U.S., including Atlanta (twice a day), Detroit, New York- JFK to Sao Paulo, Atlanta to Rio de Janeiro and Atlanta to Brasilia.
About Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines is working to be the best U.S. airline in Latin America and the Caribbean. Its achievements have been recognized with two top distinctions by Latin Trade’s Best of Travel Annual Awards 2014, leading the categories of “Most Improvement Overall” and “Best Partnerships and Alliances,” and being the only U.S. airline in this year’s rankings. Delta was also recognized with the Best Airline to North America award by Prêmio Destaque Companhia de Viagem, by Grupo Companhia. Delta continues to grow in Latin America through its long-term exclusive alliances with GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, Aeroméxico and Aerolíneas Argentinas, and is committed to building a solid regional footprint thus enhancing its global network and offering a better overall experience for its customers. Delta provides service to 30 countries and 53 destinations in the region offering over 1,650 weekly flights between Latin America/Caribbean and the U.S. Delta customers can receive real-time, on-the-go travel assistance in Spanish and Portuguese through Twitter channels @DeltaAssist_ES and @DeltaAjuda from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST. Brazilian customers can also access Delta´s dedicated Brazil Facebook page, visiting http://www.facebook.com/DeltaAirLinesBrasil.
Delta Air Lines serves nearly 165 million customers each year. This year, Delta was named the 2014 Airline of the Year by Air Transport World magazine and was named to FORTUNE magazine’s 50 Most Admired Companies, in addition to being named the most admired airline for the third time in four years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 319 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a newly formed joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on delta.com, Twitter @Delta, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta’s blog takingoff.delta.com.