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Delta Air Lines Poised For Growth In Brazil With New Daily Nonstop Flight From Atlanta To Sao Paulo, Pending Final Government Approval

June 28, 2013 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Delta Air Lines  was tentatively awarded permission by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to increase its service to Brazil with an additional daily nonstop flight between Atlanta and Sao Paulo.

“Delta is poised to continue its growth in Latin America and part of this expansion includes providing additional travel options to and from Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest and most important market for business travelers,” said Nicolas Ferri, Delta’s vice president—Latin America and Caribbean.

Through its partnership with GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, Delta offers access to its customers to more than 380 destinations in more than 62 countries, meeting 99 percent of Brazilian and U.S. customer demand between the countries.

Delta was also tentatively awarded an additional nonstop daily flight between Detroit and Sao Paulo which becomes available October 1, 2014 and allows Delta to continue its existing nonstop service between those markets.  Delta’s currently held rights to operate that flight will transfer to US Airways in 2015 as part of a previously approved slot transaction that allowed Delta to expand at LaGuardia Airport in New York.  This award ensures continuity of service in the Detroit-Sao Paulo market beyond the transfer date.

Delta currently operates 35 nonstop weekly flights between Brazil and the U.S. including Atlanta, Detroit, New York- JFK to Sao Paulo, as well as from Atlanta to Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. Delta was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in its 2013 World’s Most Admired Companies airline industry list, topping the list for the second time in three years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and theDelta Connection carriers offer service to 328 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. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with hubs in AmsterdamAtlantaCincinnati,DetroitMemphisMinneapolis-St. PaulNew York-LaGuardiaNew York-JFKParis-Charles de Gaulle,Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. Delta is investing more than $3 billion in airport facilities and 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 @DeltaGoogle.com/+Delta and Facebook.com/delta.

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