Love is in the Air as Delta’s New Atlanta-Acapulco Service Takes Flight
Nonstop service operates Wednesdays and Saturdays
Delta employees set to tie the knot on inaugural flight in high style, sporting Richard Tyler creations
ATLANTA, April 5, 2006 – Acapulco is renowned for its spectacular views, cliff divers, legendary nightlife and romance. Beginning today, Delta customers can discover it all with the start of Delta’s new, nonstop service between Atlanta and Acapulco, Mexico’s original resort city.
Adding to the festivities, Delta employees Megan Healy and David Bell will say “I do” at 30,000 feet in truly stylish wedding attire. For the occasion the couple will provide customers on the flight with a very special preview of Delta’s new Richard Tyler-designed uniforms – set to debut at the airports, in the Crown Room Clubs and on board employees May 1.
“The idea of getting married on this flight, in the new uniforms and spending our honeymoon in Acapulco was something we both thought would be original, romantic and practical – all at the same time,” said Healy, a flight attendant. “We are very proud to work for Delta and wanted to share this joyous and memorable event with family, friends and fellow passengers,” added Bell, manager of in-flight services.
The schedule between Atlanta-Acapulco, effective April 5, 2006:
Flight | Departs | Arrives
DL 383 | Atlanta at 11:56 a.m. | Acapulco at 2:49 p.m.
DL 328 | Acapulco at 3:49 p.m. | Atlanta at 8:10 p.m.
Delta Air Lines will operate this flight with a two-class Boeing 737-800, with capacity for 150 passengers.
“First, our congratulations to Megan and David. We thank you for being two of the the first ambassadors of our new designer look,” said James Sarvis, Delta’s director for Latin America and the Caribbean. He added: “Acapulco is now undergoing a much-deserved resurgence in popularity. In less than three hours, our customers can enjoy this beautiful destination. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from the Acapulco Tourism Board and the State of Guerrero to make this flight possible.
"The launch of new direct services from Atlanta to Acapulco, as well as Puerto Vallarta, Mérida and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, shows the consolidation of strategic alliances between Mexico, the first tourist destination for North American travelers, and important commercial partners such as Delta Air Lines,” pointed out Teresa Villarreal, Miami Director for the Mexico Tourism Board. The Mexico Tourism Board is very pleased to collaborate with Delta in promoting the flow of tourism to our unique colonial and beach destinations,” she added.
Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) is one of the world’s fastest growing international carriers with more than 50 new international routes added or announced in the last year. Delta offers daily flights to 503 destinations in 94 countries on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. In summer 2006, Delta plans to offer customers more destinations and departures between the U.S., Europe, India and Israel than any global airline*, including service on 11 new trans-Atlantic routes from its Atlanta and New York-JFK hubs. Delta also is a major carrier to Mexico, South and Central America and the Caribbean, with more than 35 routes announced, added or applied to serve since Jan. 1, 2005. Delta’s marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.
*From the U.S., based on July 2006 OAG.
The Mexico Tourism Board (MTB) brings together the resources of federal and state governments, municipalities and private companies to promote Mexico’s tourism attractions and destinations internationally. Created in 1999, the MTB is Mexico’s tourism promotion agency, and its participants include members of both the private and public sectors. The MTB has offices throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Latin America.
NOTE TO MEDIA: A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at gate E-12 starting at 11:00 a.m.
Bride and groom will be available for interviews before flight take off. Media interested in attending the gatehouse events, please call Delta’s Corporate Communications Department at 404.715.2554. The wedding will take place in the air.
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