Delta is adding two seasonal routes to Brazil and Argentina from its hub in New York City (JFK), the airline confirmed Monday morning, making it even easier to get to South America and enjoy summer in the southern hemisphere.
Neither route is brand new, but these Delta flights are welcome additions for getting deep into South America. That includes the return of nonstop flights from New York to Rio de Janeiro (GIG) next winter as well as flights from New York to Buenos Aires (EZE) in Argentina beginning next fall.
Delta hasn't flown nonstop from New York to Rio de Janeiro since the start of the pandemic. But that route will resume on Dec. 16, with daily service on a refurbished Boeing 767-300 with newer Delta One seats as well as Delta Premium Select.
- Flights from New York (JFK) to Rio de Janeiro (GIG) depart at 8:30 p.m. and arrive at 8:20 a.m. the next morning
- Flights from Rio de Janeiro (GIG) to New York (JFK) depart at 10:20 a.m. and arrive at 6:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, Delta is also starting up nonstop flights between JFK and Argentina's capital city on Oct. 28. While not technically a new route for Delta, the airline hasn't flown it in over a decade. The route will operate daily on one of Delta's revamped Boeing 767-400 aircraft.
- Flights from New York (JFK) to Buenos Aires (EZE) depart at 8:50 p.m. and arrive at 9:00 a.m. the next morning
- Flights from Buenos Aires (EZE) to New York (JFK) depart at 9:15 p.m. and arrive at 5:35 a.m. the next morning
Both routes are seasonal, with the Rio route scheduled to end in late February and Buenos Aires ending in late March. Both routes are already on sale.
News of these new routes shouldn't come as a huge surprise. Delta has been steadily increasing service to South America, adding a number of new nonstop flights between its hubs and some of the continent's biggest cities.
The new New York-Rio de Janeiro route is far from Delta's only nonstop to Brazil. Delta currently offers daily service between JFK and Brazil's largest city in São Paulo (GRU) along with twice-daily service between its hub in Atlanta (ATL) and São Paulo. The airline also resumed its seasonal daily route between Atlanta and Rio de Janeiro in December.
And as of last fall, Delta now operates daily nonstop flights from Atlanta to both Buenos Aires and Santiago (SCL) in Chile.
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Delta plans to begin seasonal service to Buenos Aires (EZE) and Rio de Janeiro (GIG) later this year, offering more daily nonstop flights from its New York City (JFK) hub.
The new routes join a growing list of nonstop routes to South America that Delta has recently launched from its hubs in Atlanta (ATL) and New York, expanding travelers' options for getting down to the southern hemisphere next winter.