Rio Returns! Delta Confirms Seasonal New York-JFK to Rio de Janeiro Service   

Delta’s nonstop seasonal service between New York's John F. Kennedy Airport and Rio de Janeiro-GIG* resumes December 2019, boosting holiday season and Carnival travel.

The flight will operate overnight southbound as before, but will return to New York in the morning, complementing Delta’s evening GIG-Atlanta departure. The retimed schedule will ensure convenient connections for customers flying via Delta’s New York-JFK hub from cities across Europe.

Delta has scheduled a Boeing 767-300 aircraft on the route, which begins on Dec. 19, 2019, and runs through March 9, 2020. The 225-passenger aircraft includes 25 Delta One flat-bed seats, featuring regionally inspired meals paired with wines selected by Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson and extra wide in-flight entertainment screens.

The aircraft also offers 29 Delta Comfort+ seats with four additional inches of legroom and 171 Main Cabin seats.

The following schedule is now available for sale:

  • Departs New York - JFK at 17:55 and arrives in Rio de Janeiro - GIG at 06:45
  • Departs Rio de Janeiro- GIG at 09:10 and arrives in New York - JFK at 16:10

*Subject to government approval.

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