ATLANTA, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will launch a sixth nonstop frequency between Atlanta and Brazil's capital city, Brasilia, on May 31, 2011.  

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"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."

With a new frequency operating on Tuesdays beginning May 31, Delta will offer the following itinerary between Atlanta and Brasilia:








Atlanta at 9:20 p.m.

Brasília at 6:54 a.m.

Sun., Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat.



Brasilia at 10:15 p.m.

Atlanta at 5:55 a.m.

Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat.




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 per week 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.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year, and was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide  in its 2011 World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 346 destinations in 64 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, the world's largest airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $2 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at


SOURCE Delta Air Lines