Delta Air Lines

Delta Adds 2 Rio de Janeiro Flights to Its Latin American Network

As part of the ongoing joint venture with LATAM Delta is looking to win over as many passengers travelling from south to north America as possible. The Atlanta based airline can take advantage of the vast LATAM network in latin America and funnel passengers onto its flights to the US. The two new flights from Rio de Janeiro fall exactly into this masterplan. So let’s talk about these two new services Delta just launched from Brazil in join venture with LATAM.


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Delta’s 2 New Latin American Flights

One of the most relevant partnerships between airlines in north and south America is without a doubt the Delta-LATAM joint venture. This partnership redefined air travel across the Americas, offering passengers enhanced connectivity, improved service, and a streamlined travel experience.

The joint venture allowed both airlines to expand their networks significantly, while providing greater route flexibility, increased flight frequencies, and more competitive pricing. By combining resources, Delta and LATAM aim to deliver a more seamless customer experience, integrating their passenger services and loyalty programs.

Therefore it is unsurprising to see so many routes jointly being setup by the two airlines. Among the new routes, the 2 I’m talking about today.

Both flights have as destination the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro and serve 2 of Delta’s major hubs in the United States.

Specifically Delta has just started service on the following routes:

  • DL61 – Atlanta to Rio De Janeiro
  • DL245 – New York JFK to Rio de Janeiro

Delta Air Lines Launches New Atlanta to Rio de Janeiro and New York to Rio de Janeiro flights

Delta Flights DL61 and DL245 Schedules

So first things first. The Delta flight from Atlanta to Rio will be a year round service while the flight from JFK is only a seasonal connection.

DL245 from New York JFK to Rio de Janeiro will only be active and available until February 21st, so not that long. Nonetheless here is the schedule for both flights which are daily connections:

DL61 – Atlanta to Rio De Janeiro Schedule

Flight NumberDeparture AirportAirport CodeDeparture TimeArrival AirportAirport CodeArrival TimeFlight Duration
Delta LogoDL61AtlantaATL19:30Rio de JaneiroGIG7:15+19h 45m
Delta LogoDL60Rio de JaneiroGIG9:15AtlantaATL17:1510h 00m

DL245 – New York JFK to Rio De Janeiro Schedule

Flight NumberDeparture AirportAirport CodeDeparture TimeArrival AirportAirport CodeArrival TimeFlight Duration
Delta LogoDL245New YorkJFK18:10Rio de JaneiroGIG6:15+110h 05m
Delta LogoDL246Rio de JaneiroGIG10:15New YorkJFK18:2510h 10m

Delta flies its Boeing 767s to Rio de Janeiro from Atlanta and New York

Delta Deploys The 767 on Both Routes

Both Atlanta and JFK to Rio de Janeiro routes won’t see the newest Delta products. The two new routes will be served by the airline’s fleet of Boeing 767-300ER. Although the planes selected are among those that offer the full array of travel classes with:

  • 26 Business Class flatbed seats in 1-2-1 layout
  • 18 Premium Economy Seats in 2-2-2 layout
  • 21 Comfort+ Economy Seats in 2-3-2 layout
  • 151 Economy Class Seats in 2-3-2 layout

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