Delta to offer daily nonstop between JFK, Rio de Janeiro beginning December 2017

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will offer a new daily nonstop flight between New York-JFK (JFK) and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, beginning Dec. 21, 2017, subject to U.S. Department of Transportation approval, the airline said.

The airline´s strategic alliance with GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes will extend the reach of this service to 23 destinations within Brazil and provides seamless connections at Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) in Rio de Janeiro.

The GIG-JFK route will be operated using a Boeing 767-300 aircraft. The 767-300 has 35 Delta One full flat-bed seats with direct aisle access for every passenger. The 210-passenger aircraft also includes 32 Delta Comfort+ seats and 143 seats in the Main Cabin.

Elite customers and passengers flying in Delta One through JFK and GIG may also enjoy the 24,000 square-foot Delta Sky Club in JFK´s Terminal 4, and a recently opened GOL VIP lounge located in GIG´s Terminal 2.

Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 323 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry´s leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic.