Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) yesterday (October 21) connected its Detroit hub and South America for the first time, with new nonstop service to Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The inaugural flight departed from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport at 7:30 p.m., arriving in Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport at 8 a.m. today.
Service will operate twice weekly through December 15, when it will increase to five days each week to coincide with the start of the Brazilian tourist season.
In recent months Delta has added new service from Detroit to Seoul-Incheon and Hong Kong and expanded flights to Shanghai. Next year, Delta will begin nonstop service between Detroit and Haneda Airport in Tokyo, which will open for trans-Pacific flights for the first time in three decades.
On a year-round basis, Delta offers Detroit customers service to 158 nonstop destinations, including 28 international destinations and five in Asia.
The Sao Paulo flights will be operated with 216-seat Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft, with 35 BusinessElite seats and 181 seats in Economy Class.
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