Delta to add 3 new Brazil cities, including 737-700s to Manaus...

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Press ReleaseSource: Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Delta Adds Brazil's Amazon Region, Beaches of Northeast Coast to Growing Service Between Atlanta and Latin America
Wednesday August 27, 12:15 pm ET
New flights offer convenient access to world's largest passenger hub in Atlanta to Manaus and Recife-Fortaleza
ATLANTA, Aug. 27, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL - News) today announced it will offer two new direct flights between the United States and Brazil, offering convenient access for customers traveling to the Amazon region and to two of the most popular beach destinations in the Brazilian Northeast.

Beginning Dec. 19, 2008, Delta will offer nonstop service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Eduardo Gomez International Airport in Manaus.

On Dec. 22, Delta will start service between Atlanta and the Fortaleza International Airport via the Guararapes International Airport in Recife.*
This new service increases to 32 the number of weekly flights Delta offers between the United States and five Brazilian destinations.

Delta currently offers daily nonstop service between Atlanta and New York-JFK and Sao Paulo's Guarulhos International Airport, and between Atlanta and Rio de Janeiro's Galeao-Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport. Delta recently also announced the addition of a seasonal frequency between Atlanta and Sao Paulo, effective Dec. 20, 2008.

Manaus is the capital of Amazonas, Brazil's largest state and home to the region's main port. It is the starting point for travelers who want to discover the wonders of the tropical rainforest and ecological tourism options along the Rio Negro and Amazon Rivers, the largest in the world.
Recife, the capital of the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, is a gateway to famous tropical beaches and world-renowned resorts, and hosts one of the main Carnival festivals of the country.
Fortaleza, the capital of the state of Ceara, lies on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, in the northeast of Brazil, offering 16 miles of urban beaches and an array of tourism, cultural and gastronomic options.

Delta's schedule between Atlanta and Manaus, effective Dec. 19, 2008: ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Flight Departs Arrives Frequency Aircraft -

557 Atlanta at 5 p.m. Manaus at 12:22 a.m. Daily Boeing 737-700 ---

558** Manaus at 1:30 a.m. Atlanta at 7:09 a.m. Daily Boeing 737-700

** Service begins Dec. 20, 2008 Delta's schedule between Atlanta and Recife-Fortaleza, effective Dec. 21, 2008: Flight Departs Arrives Frequency Aircraft -

90 Atlanta at 9:15 p.m. Recife at 8:05 a.m. Tue., Thurs, Boeing Fri. Sun. 757-200

90**** Recife at 9:23 a.m. Fortaleza at 10:45 Mon., Wed., Boeing a.m. Fri., Sat. 757-200

90**** Fortaleza at 11:45 Atlanta at 6:40 p.m. Mon., Wed., Boeing a.m. Fri., Sat. 757-200

Service begins Dec. 22, 2008 One-way or round-trip service between Recife and Fortaleza is not permitted. All flights must originate or end in the United States.

To kick off the new service, Delta is offering a special one-way introductory fare of $659*** on the Atlanta-Manaus route, and $599*** on the Atlanta-Recife-Fortaleza route for travel between Jan. 6 and March 27, 2009. Round-trip ticket purchase required. Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 8, 2008. Additional taxes/fees/restrictions/baggage charges may apply. Details are included below. ``These new flights are the result of the recent limited expansion of the bilateral agreement between the governments of the United States and Brazil, which opens the door to new opportunities for tourists as well as new business ventures between the two countries,'' said Christophe Didier, Delta's vice president of Sales and Government Affairs for Latin America and the Caribbean. ``We look forward to continued expansion of this agreement in the future.



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Neat!
 

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Brazil is one of the few non-Middle Eastern countries doing very well economically. It is high growth and often referred to as one of the "BRIC" countries - Brazil, Russia, India and China. I'd say that's good news for both Delta and the Brazilian public.

Should be some nice layovers. Plus, those Brazilian chicks are HOT!
 

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Ditto on the economic status and the women.

Manaus girls tend to be more aggressive than most FYI
 

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Ditto on the economic status and the women.

Manaus girls tend to be more aggressive than most FYI
Yessir. One of our FOs married a Brazilian chick. He was found dead of a gunshot wound at his home last year. She has fled the country. :eek:

Ya'll be careful down there...

....think I'll stick to LBB layovers.
 
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Yessir. One of our FOs married a Brazilian chick. He was found dead of a gunshot wound at his home last year. She has fled the country. :eek:

Ya'll be careful down there...

....think I'll stick to LBB layovers.
RUMOR HAS IT, that some of our Captains are a part of the "Sam's Club"-- (SAM--South AMerica), and have found some really neat people to procreate with. That's fantastic, unless you are married... Maybe LBB would be safer...??


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Yep, very high yields.
The 737 can have all of those "fun" airports to fly in and out of. I am glad to see that they are taking some of the stuff off the 767 so we can do the more boring flying.
 

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FWIW CAL does flight from EWR deep in to South America. 7+ hrs on that jet has got to suck.
 

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They better fix those darn Panasonic POS Inflight Entertainment sys., otherwise FA would be so unbearable all the way down south.
 

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737-700 to brazil? Long flight, not many seats.

Our 737-700s will have some interesting missions. I have heard Cuzco, Peru (near Machu Picchu---Inca Ruins) from ATL and LGA to Vail, CO. Stuff like that. (high priced tickets probably) We know Tegucigalpa will be in there too, and if anyone hasn't seen that AA 757 Youtube video flying in there I would suggest it. I guess you could say that it might be a bit more interesting than LBB.


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I spent some time I Manaus in the mid-80's. Back then you could have a girl 24/7 for about $7/day. Also, the girls didn't act prostitutes, they were more like "professional" girlfriends.
 

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Sounds like fun. Hope the hiring rumors are true.
 

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Our 737-700s will have some interesting missions. I have heard Cuzco, Peru (near Machu Picchu---Inca Ruins) from ATL and LGA to Vail, CO. Stuff like that. (high priced tickets probably) We know Tegucigalpa will be in there too, and if anyone hasn't seen that AA 757 Youtube video flying in there I would suggest it. I guess you could say that it might be a bit more interesting than LBB.


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Are you guys departing Cusco direct to ATL fully loaded? I know historically that has always been a problem (long trip departures out of Cusco - elev 10,800 ft, ) for alot of airlines

Another question is Cusco has one runway, what would you guys file as alternate (inbound to Cusco)? Lima is a good little hop and skip away

Not one US airline has ever (to my knowledge) served Cusco direct from USA. No US Airline stops over either (AA La Paz to Miami via stop in Santa Cruz)

FYI

http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?id=PE21813


http://www.landings.com/evird.acgi$pass*106166263!_h-www.landings.com/_landings/pages/search/search_dist_apt.html
 
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RUMOR HAS IT, that some of our Captains are a part of the "Sam's Club"-- (SAM--South AMerica), and have found some really neat people to procreate with. That's fantastic, unless you are married... Maybe LBB would be safer...??


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what does this even mean?

There is a 'Sam's club' there by the way, at least two in Sao Paulo
 

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nevermind.....
 
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what does this even mean?

There is a 'Sam's club' there by the way, at least two in Sao Paulo
Are you serious? Some Captains that ALWAYS fly South to South AMerica are in the Delta "Sam's Club." And, believe it or not, some of them have "friends" down there, really CLOSE friends. Don't you Connie guys have any "friends" stashed around the world?

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Are you guys departing Cusco direct to ATL fully loaded? I know historically that has always been a problem (long trip departures out of Cusco - elev 10,800 ft, ) for alot of airlines

Another question is Cusco has one runway, what would you guys file as alternate (inbound to Cusco)? Lima is a good little hop and skip away

Not one US airline has ever (to my knowledge) served Cusco direct from USA. No US Airline stops over either (AA La Paz to Miami via stop in Santa Cruz)

FYI

http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?id=PE21813


http://www.landings.com/evird.acgi$...m/_landings/pages/search/search_dist_apt.html

This was just a rumor from Marketing. They haven't announced anything yet, although I had heard Tegucigalpa and Manaus from the same person. So, you never know........ As far as alternates and loads, I don't know. I am sure we have people working on that type of stuff as we type right now.....


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This was just a rumor from Marketing. They haven't announced anything yet, although I had heard Tegucigalpa and Manaus from the same person. So..... As far as alternates and loads, I don't know.


Bye Bye--General Lee
maybe some 73 drivers could chime in, but I would be interested in the performance specs regarding max gross takeoff from Cusco at 10,800 feet, the max temps are only 22 C however.

No precision approach, FYI, and closed at night. Jet-A is sometimes not available.

Would be a great destination tho! Cusco is very nice
 
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