The new route to Rio de Janeiro — the third that Delta and LATAM have announced since the Joint Venture was approved in September 2022 — will operate daily on Delta’s Boeing 767-300 aircraft featuring Delta One, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service.
- Delta will operate seasonal winter service between New York-JFK and Rio de Janeiro starting Dec. 16, the third new route announced with Joint Venture partner LATAM Group.
- Route to Rio adds to Delta and LATAM’s position as the No. 1 Joint Venture partnership for service between NYC and South America.
- New York’s No. 1 airline to add seasonal New York-JFK-Buenos Aires** service on Oct. 29.
New Yorkers will soon be able to jet nonstop to another city that never sleeps, Rio de Janeiro, when Delta launches seasonal service between New York-JFK and Rio Galeão Airport (GIG) in Brazil starting Dec. 16. The new route — the third that Delta and LATAM have announced since the Joint Venture was approved in September 2022 — will operate daily on Delta’s Boeing 767-300 aircraft featuring Delta One, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service.
“Since implementing our Joint Venture, we’ve been working closely with LATAM to introduce exciting new routes that are expanding opportunities for customers traveling between the U.S. and South America,” said Alex Antilla, Delta Vice President for Latin America. “Together, we’re offering New Yorkers the most flights and the best experience for travel between the two continents.”
“We are happy to work with Delta to grow our joint presence between the Americas. As South America's largest airline, we are excited to work with them to offer our customers more flight options and a world-class on-board experience," said Martin St. George, Chief Commercial Officer, LATAM Airlines Group
JOINT VENTURE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MOST FLIGHTS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND BRAZIL
Whether to enjoy Rio’s world-famous beaches, discover Brazil’s landscape and its samba soundtrack, visit friends and family or seal a business deal, Delta and LATAM offer the most ways to travel between the U.S. and Brazil. Delta offers daily service between JFK and São Paulo, twice daily service between its Atlanta hub and São Paulo, and seasonal service between Atlanta and Rio de Janeiro. LATAM offers service between São Paulo and five U.S. gateways, including New York-JFK, Boston, Orlando, Miami and, starting this summer: new Los Angeles service that will operate three-times weekly beginning in the third quarter.
THE MOST SERVICE BETWEEN NYC AND SOUTH AMERICA
Delta and LATAM together are New York City’s #1 Joint Venture partnership, offering the most service between the Big Apple and South America with flights between JFK and São Paulo, Brazil; Lima, Peru; Santiago, Chile; Bogota, Colombia and soon Rio de Janeiro.
The Joint Venture between LATAM and Delta is improving the travel experience for passengers and cargo customers. The partnership applies to select markets between North and South America, delivering customer benefits and faster connections to more than 300 destinations between the U.S./Canada and South America (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay).
Delta and LATAM’s routes between the U.S. and South America can be booked through delta.com or latam.com.
NEW SEASONAL SERVICE FROM JFK TO BUENOS AIRES
Delta will also launch new seasonal service between New York-JFK and Buenos Aires starting Oct. 28**, enabling New Yorkers to experience the Argentinian capital’s world-famous historical sights, food, wine, nightlife and tango scene. The route will operate daily on a Boeing 767-400 aircraft featuring Delta One, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service. Delta currently offers year-round daily service between its Atlanta hub and Buenos Aires. To book the new route, visit delta.com.