BY STAFF REPORT
U.S. carrier Delta has sought permission from the U.S. Department of Transportation to operate more flights to the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, departing from Atlanta and New York.
If approved, Delta said it would add second daily Sao Paulo flights to both Atlanta and New York this year.
“Delta has a strong commitment to the Latin American market and we want to increase options of travel 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 the Caribbean. “Our expanded service means more options for customers flying between these key business markets, and new flights to our hub in Atlanta mean greater access to our industry-leading domestic network.”
Delta now has 35 nonstop weekly flights between Brazil and the United States, including Atlanta, Detroit and New York-JFK to Sao Paulo, as well as from Atlanta to Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia.
From Atlanta, Delta can connect Sao Paulo to more than 150 cities across the U.S. Delta also offers more access to 24 destinations in Brazil, representing 99 percent of domestic demand points– more than any other U.S. airline – thanks to its strategic alliance with GOL Linhas aereas inteligentes.
In its filing, Delta also requested approval to continue its daily nonstop service between its hub in Detroit and Sao Paulo.