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Delta, the world’s most admired airline, will continue its nonstop seasonal service between New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and Rio de Janeiro-GIG, boosting holiday season and carnival travel. The flight will operate overnight southbound as before, but will return northbound in the morning, complementing our evening GIG-Atlanta flight.

For the third winter season in a row, the JFK-GIG route will be operated using a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft- beginning on January 3, 2020 and running through March 4, 2020. The 225-passenger aircraft includes 25 Delta One flat-bed seats, featuring regionally inspired meals paired with wines selected by Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson.

“At Delta we continuously adapt our network options to meet our customers’ demands. Our seasonal route connecting New York and Rio de Janeiro from January to March provides our customers the convenience of a direct flight connecting two leading markets – for business and leisure,” said Fabio Camargo, Delta’s Director – Brazil.

The aircraft also offers 29 Delta Comfort+ seats with four additional inches of legroom and 171 Main Cabin seats. Delta has made significant enhancements to the Main Cabin experience including free in-flight premium entertainment, complimentary headphones on international flights and access to Wi-Fi on nearly all flights. All customers will be able to enjoy over 300 movies and 550 TV show episodes alongside music and games on individual seat-back screens or streamed directly to a laptop, tablet or mobile.

The following schedule (subject to change) is now available for sale:

New York - JFK at 6:40 p.m.

Rio de Janeiro - GIG at 6:35 a.m.

Rio de Janeiro- GIG at 9:10 a.m.

New York - JFK at 5:20 p.m.

From JFK Delta operates more than 200 flights per day to nearly 90 worldwide destinations, nearly 20 of those destinations are in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The flight also offers customers additional connectivity, through Delta’s successful codeshare alliance with GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, the largest airline in Brazil and in GIG. This includes offering round-trip connectivity to top markets in Brazil such as Recife, Porto Alegre, Salvador and Curitiba.