Delta Airlines is set to ramp up its total number of flights to Brazil this upcoming winter season due to high demand. The South American gem, famed for its samba dances, long sandy beaches, and colorful way of life, has emerged as a hugely popular destination for American travelers over the past few months, serving as an interesting and exciting alternative to another favorite destination of US travelers, Mexico.
With the hot season in the country set to begin in December and pleasant weather to be enjoyed at present, now is the perfect time to book those flights, soak up the sun and flee what’s set to be a cold winter back home. Here’s a look at how Delta will be scaling up their flights to Brazil over the coming few weeks, how easy it is to visit, and a reminder of the main attractions that have helped Brazil become a trending destination right now.
Delta Scales Up Brazil Offerings – Information For Travelers
Prior to the pandemic, the number of Americans visiting Brazil grew for two consecutive years, peaking at over half a million as more travelers became aware of what the country had to offer. Whilst the pandemic saw the number of travelers to Brazil – and every other country – fall dramatically, Delta Airlines is taking on the challenge of widening access to the masses and brung travelers numbers back where they belong with a range of extra fly frequencies and routes resuming over the next few months.
It’s particularly good news for those in the vicinity of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). The busiest airport in the United States is set to see two of its routes to Brazil benefit from increased service. In addition to a second daily seasonal flight between Delta’s Atlanta hub and Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport (GRU), seasonal flights to Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão International Airport (GIG) are also set to resume. Both of these changes will start from December 17th, allowing travelers more flexibility to travel this winter.
Flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Sao Paulo are also set to benefit from an increase in frequency. At present, there are three weekly flights between the two airports. However, from October 29th, this will change to a daily service, giving travelers plenty more options when it comes to flying that route. The journey will be served by Delta’s Airbus A330-300 aircraft, with a flight time of 9h 40m.
With these additions, Delta now operates 28 flights between the two countries. Travelers looking to book a return flight from Atlanta to the sunny beaches and lively streets of Rio De Janeiro in December can find several direct flights for less than $2000. Those who’d prefer a vibrant, culture-rich vacation to Sao Paulo can also benefit from a range of different trip options under $2000. For those looking to go between New York JFK and Sao Paulo, there are direct return trips available for less than $1800.
Located right on the eastern tip of Brazil, Rio De Janeiro boasts miles of white, sandy beaches packed with locals and travelers alike, lending a carnival-like atmosphere to every corner of the city. Perfect for travelers considering a change from places such as Cancun or the Dominican Republic, Rio is home to some of the world’s most recognizable landmarks, including the imposing Sugarloaf Mountain and the famous Christ the Redeemer statue, which looms over the city.
A different vibe from Rio de Janeiro but still full of unmistakable Brazilian charm, Sao Paulo is the country’s cultural hub. Not only is it full of more museums and galleries than you could hope to visit, but the city is also packed full of interesting architecture, thriving nightlife, and some of the best restaurants on the continent, making it a more than worthy alternative to Mexico City. With two cities like these – not to mention the likes of Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Fortaleza, and many others – it’s easy to see why the country is so in demand. American travelers don’t need a visit to enter, but they will need to show either proof of vaccination or a negative test result (PCR or antigen) taken within 24 hours to enter.
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