SAO PAULO and ATLANTA, June 30th, 2014 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) announced a significant upgrade to its service between Brasilia and Atlanta with the introduction of full flat-bed seats in the BusinessElite cabin, starting on Oct. 26, 2014. The full flat-bed seats have a 180º recline and an oversized personal entertainment screens allowing travelers to increase productivity, rest and experience the audio video on demand inflight entertainment system. 

“The switch from 757-200 to the widebody 767-300 underscores our commitment to the Brasilia market to bring our customers a superior travel experience, and maintain our growth with an additional 22 percent capacity increase,” said Luciano Macagno, Delta´s director for Brazil. “Delta is now the only airline with daily service on widebody aircraft linking the U.S. to Brasilia, and offering connections to 99 percent of Brazilian and U.S. customer demand between the countries through our strategic partnership with GOL.” 

The Boeing 767-300 aircraft has a total of 26 seats on BusinessElite, offering an increase in seating capacity of 66 percent, a 16 percent growth in Economy Comfort and a 35 percent on the Economy class capacity.

“Delta is working to become the best U.S. airline in Latin America and the Caribbean, and we listen to our frequent business travelers who have stated that the flat-beds are a must. The new BusinessElite flat-bed seats have direct aisle access and give customers more privacy to work or rest on their way to and from Brasilia,” added Macagno.

The full flat-bed seats, available now for booking on www.delta.com and through all sales channels, are included in the following service starting on October 26, 2014:

Flight Number

Departure

Arrival

Frequency

DL221

Atlanta at 8:00pm

Brasilia at 06:35am (next day)

Daily

DL222

Brasilia at 10:52pm

Atlanta at 05:36am. (next day)

Daily

*Full flat bed seats are only available on 767-300 aircraft and will not be available if another aircraft type needs to be substituted due to operational reasons.

As part of the ongoing improvements to its inflight experience, Delta has elevated the sleep experience in its BusinessElite cabins throughout the world by offering Westin Heavenly InFlight® bedding designed and manufactured exclusively for Delta. Additionally, Delta introduced its new amenity kit from Malin+Goetz and Tumi. Delta premium cabin customers already enjoy industry-leading food and wine with Latin-inspired meal selections by Chef Michelle Bernstein and elegant wines chosen by Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson along with a variety of digital entertainment options and premium pillows and quilted duvets. 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.

Through Atlanta Delta's hub, Brazilian travelers can connect with the more than 977 daily flights to 222 destinations that Delta operates, including nonstop service to 67 international destinations.

About Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines is working to become 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, committed to building a solid regional footprint, a global network and a better overall experience for customers. Delta provides service to 28 countries and 47 destinations in the region offering over 1,500 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 top 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 333 destinations in 64 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 hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City 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

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