Delta plans new nonstop international service from JFK

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Delta Airlines announced last week that it plans to start new nonstop service between New York-JFK and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The new service will run daily starting December 21, 2017, subject to U.S. Department of Transportation approval. Below is Delta’s proposed schedule:

Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency Effective
DL 479 New York-JFK (JFK) at 9:24 p.m. Rio de Janeiro (GIG) at 10:30 a.m. Daily Dec. 21, 2017
DL 478 Rio de Janeiro (GIG) t 10:15 p.m. New York-JFK (JFK) at 5:36 a.m. Daily Dec. 22, 2017

American Airlines currently offers daily 777 service between JFK and GIG. Delta’s proposed schedule puts its arrival into GIG the same time as American’s flight.

AA JFK GIG Dec_Schedule

Delta will operate the new route using a Boeing 767-300 aircraft with…

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