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Delta Adds Service From New York to Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro

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South America is always a good idea and it seems Delta thinks so, too.

From its New York hub at JFK, the Atlanta-based carrier will start a new route to Buenos Aires (EZE) — the capital city of Argentina — and pick up its pre-pandemic service to Rio de Janeiro (GIG).

Here are the details.

Delta Adds More South American Connections

The services will take wing towards the end of the year — the perfect time to escape the New York cold for the tropical climes of South America.

Both services are currently only scheduled to operate on a seasonal basis during the North American winter.

Delta’s new service to the Argentinian capital will operate for the full fall/winter season from October 28, 2023, through March 29, 2024, while the nonstop Rio service will run for just 2 months from December 16, 2023 through February 21, 2024.

Delta JFK services to EZE and GIG
Map of Delta’s new services to South America. Image Credit: Great Circle Mapper.

Travelers between JFK and Buenos Aires will be happy to note that Delta’s daily service comes out around $400 cheaper on average than the return economy fares offered by competitor and Argentinian flag-carrier Aerolíneas Argentinas.

The schedule for the route, which will be operated by the Boeing 767-400, is as follows:

  • Depart New York (JFK) 8:50 p.m. — Arrive Buenos Aires (EZE) 9 a.m. (+1) 
  • Depart Buenos Aires (EZE) 9:15 p.m. — Arrive New York (JFK) 5:35 a.m. (+1)

It’s hard to get an idea of prices for the Rio service as schedules aren’t available as far in advance as January 2024 and prices over the December holiday period aren’t a good representation.

Delta One 767
Delta’s flat-bed Delta One premium cabin product on the Boeing 767. Image Credit: Delta Air Lines

Delta will be coming up against American who will restart the route on October 28 with a 3-times-weekly service.

When Delta’s Boeing 767-300 service to Rio starts in December, it will operate daily with the following schedule:

  • Depart New York (JFK) 8:30 p.m. — Arrive Rio de Janeiro (GIG) 8:20 (+1)
  • Depart Rio de Janeiro (GIG) 10:20 a.m. — Arrive New York (JFK) 6:30 p.m. 

Hot Tip: Flights from the U.S. to cities in the south of South America such as Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro are notoriously expensive — even in economy. Thankfully, there are so many ways you can earn Delta SkyMiles that you can use to fly in business for cheaper than you would pay to fly in economy.

Final Thoughts

Delta is giving New Yorkers more opportunity leave the harsh winter behind and escape to Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro.

While the services are currently only scheduled as seasonal, there’s a chance they could become year-round if they’re deemed successful by the airline.

So, what’ll it be … wine tasting in Argentina or caipirinhas on Copacabana in Rio?

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About Daniel Ross

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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