Delta Air Lines will continue its nonstop seasonal service between New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and Rio de Janeiro-GIG, boosting holiday season and Carnival travel. The flight will operate overnight southbound as before, but will return northbound in the morning, complementing our evening GIG-Atlanta flight.
For the third winter season in a row, the GIG-JFK route will be operated using a Boeing 767-300 aircraft- beginning on December 19, 2019, and running through March 9, 2020. The 225-passenger aircraft includes 25 Delta One flat-bed seats, featuring regionally inspired meals paired with wines selected by Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson and extra wide in-flight entertainment screens.
The following schedule and is now available for sale:
- Departs New York – JFK at 5:55 p.m. and arrives in Rio de Janeiro – GIG at 6:45 a.m.
- Departs Rio de Janeiro- GIG at 9:10 a.m. and arrives in New York – JFK at 4:10 p.m.
The seasonal service to Rio de Janeiro is one of Delta’s most successful routes, along with current service to other top Latin American business and leisure destinations such as Bogota, Cartagena, Quito, Lima, Santiago, Buenos Aires, and Sao Paulo.
From JFK Delta operates more than 200 flights per day to nearly 90 worldwide destinations, nearly 20 of those destinations are in Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2018, the airline announced new service between JFK and Antigua; Kingston, Jamaica; and Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Top Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-332 ER WL N197DN (msn 28454) LHR (Keith Burton). Image: 945676.
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