Delta to Launch New York-Rio de Janeiro Service Later This Year

By Jesse Sokolow on 27 March 2017
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IMG_4454 (1)Delta Air Lines announced that it plans to offer new service between New York City and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on December 21. The carrier will operate the non-stop route daily.

Flights are scheduled to depart New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 9:24 p.m. and arrive at Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim, International Airport (popularly known by its original name, Galeão International Airport) at 10:30 a.m. Flights will depart Rio at 10:15 p.m. and arrive in New York at 5:36 a.m. the following morning.

Delta will operate the route using Boeing 767-300 aircraft, configured with 35 lie-flat seats in Delta One business class, 32 seats in Delta Comfort+, the airline’s premium economy lite section, and 143 seats in economy. Delta One business-class seats are 21” wide and have a pitch of 77” to 81”.

The route is subject to U.S. Department of Transportation approval.

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