Delta Air Lines Inc. will expand to six its routes to Brazil by adding nonstop service between Atlanta and Brasilia, the country’s capital.
The flight will run six days per week beginning Dec. 17.
Officials said the new flight will provide a valuable link to Brazil’s governmental center as the airline expands into Latin America.
Business links are strong there too, and Atlanta has become a gateway to South America from other parts of the world.
“Of course, Brasilia also is a base for some of the most important companies in South America,” said Jim Cron, senior vice president of global sales and distribution, in a news release. “And we look forward to better serve the travel needs of the business sector by offering more direct flights and connections between Brazil and the United States, Europe and Asia.”
Delta has had flights between Atlanta and Sao Paulo, Brazil, for more than a decade. It also has nonstop flights to Rio de Janeiro from Atlanta and New York.
Last December, Delta added three more Brazilian destinations – Fortaleza, Manaus and Recife.