MIAMI — Delta Air Lines has requested for approval to start flying four weekly flights between Orlando and Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 19, 2015.

The new flights will be operated with a Boeing 767-300 that has 35 seats in Delta One, 32 seats in Delta Comfort+ and 143 seats in the Main Cabin.

“In keeping with our goal of being the best U.S. airline in Latin America and the Caribbean, we continuously listen to our customers and strive to offer them increasingly convenient ways to travel for business or leisure,” said Nicolas Ferri, Delta’s vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean.  “It is exciting to have the opportunity to offer a direct flight four times per week and to offer customers the reach of GOL’s network with 600 weekly codeshare flights to Brazil’s interior.  Delta’s continued expansion of routes important to Latin American customers demonstrates our commitment to the region and propels us toward meeting our goal.”

Flight Number Departs Arrives Frequency Effective
DL 59 Orlando (MCO) at 9:50 
Sao Paulo (GRU) at 9:50 a.m. 4 times per weekMonday, Tuesday,Thursday, Saturday Dec. 19, 2015
DL 58 Sao Paulo (GRU) at 11:25 p.m. Orlando (MCO) at 5:35 a.m. 4 times per weekMonday, Wednesday,Friday, Sunday Dec. 20, 2015

Delta will go head to head with TAM on the new route, and Azul plans to launch flights between the two cities in December; however, it’s partnership with GOL is expected to help the airline as the new Delta flight will arrive just in time for many connections on-ward in Brazil and beyond to be made.