By Trevor Williams, GlobalAtlanta
Photo: Bill Stolz
Delta Air Lines Inc. has applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation to add more daily flights to Sao Paulo from Atlanta and New York this year.
Brazil has been seen as one of Delta's most promising international markets, but executives have cited infrastructure constraints at Brazilian airports and air travel regulations as factors keeping the Atlanta-based airline from expanding connections there even further.
Delta already has 35 nonstop flights per week from Atlanta, New York and Detroit to Sao Paulo and from Atlanta to Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro. Delta is also asking the DOT to extend its rights to the Sao Paulo-Detroit flight, which would transfer to US Airways as part of a slot switch that allowed Delta to expand at New York's LaGuardia Airport, Delta said in a news release.
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