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Delta Air Lines has filed for regulatory approval to add new international service between Orlando and Sao Paulo, Brazil. four flights a week.

If approved, Delta plans to operate the service with Boeing 767-300 aircraft that seat 35 in the carrier’s “Delta One” business class cabin and 175 in economy cabin.

The proposed route is noteworthy in that it would not fly from one of Delta’s U.S. hubs. But Delta’s Orlando-Sao Paulo route would take advantage of the airline’s partnership with Brazilian carrier GOL, which operates a hub at Sao Paulo. Delta says GOL would offer connecting service “to 20 interior Brazil destinations” via Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport.

“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,” Nicolas Ferri, Delta’s VP for Latin America and the Caribbean, says in a statement. “Delta’s continued expansion of routes important to Latin American customers demonstrates our commitment to the region and propels us toward meeting our goal.”

article from Ben Mutzabaugh, USA Today