Delta Offers Customers New U.S.-Scandinavia Link with Daily Service to Denmark as Part of Ongoing International Expansion
The Number one U.S. airline across the Atlantic will offer customers non-stop flights between Atlanta and Copenhagen in April 2006
ATLANTA, Sept. 21, 2005 – Just as the world’s longest auto and railway span -- the Øresund Bridge – now joins Denmark and Sweden, next April Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will provide international travelers with a new direct connection between the United States and Scandinavia. Beginning April 3, 2006, Delta will offer the only daily non-stop service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Copenhagen, Denmark, as part of its ongoing international expansion to global destinations popular with customers.
“Copenhagen derives its name from the Danish words for ‘merchant’s harbor,’ and today the city remains a center of commerce for Scandinavia and Northern Europe as well as a bustling cruise port,” said Jorge Fernandez, Delta’s vice president of International and Alliances. “With Delta’s new non-stop flight to Denmark’s capital, we will offer customers 17 daily non-stop destinations between our largest hub and Europe alone, with more soon to come. Atlanta truly is Delta’s gateway to the world.”
”The new Copenhagen-Atlanta route is the first scheduled service ever between Scandinavia and the southern United States,” said Niels Boserup, CEO-Copenhagen Airports. “A growing number of Americans visit Copenhagen, and at the same time more Scandinavians are traveling to the U.S. With this route they will have new opportunities, and more people will be encouraged to travel across the Atlantic.”
Customers will enjoy the comfort of widebody aircraft on Delta’s new flight between Atlanta and Copenhagen, and be able to experience the carrier’s award-winning BusinessElite™ service. These new flights also bring added convenience and travel options for business and leisure travelers from Scandinavia, along with multiple opportunities for freight forwarders and cargo shippers.
With its upcoming fall and winter schedule, Delta will add to the 21 new international routes already introduced or announced since Jan. 1, 2005, including New York (JFK) to Chennai, India (via Paris); New York (JFK) to Berlin; Atlanta to Moscow; and Atlanta to Düsseldorf, Germany, to name just a few. These schedule enhancements maintain Delta’s position as the number one airline across the Atlantic as well as a leading carrier to Latin America.
Delta’s new daily non-stop service between Atlanta and Copenhagen beginning April 3, 2006**:
Flight, Departs, Arrives
68, Atlanta at 6 p.m., Copenhagen at 9 a.m. (following day)
69*, Copenhagen at 11 a.m., Atlanta at 2:55 p.m.
*Flight begins April 4
**Subject to Danish government approval
Copenhagen Airport is the largest airport in Scandinavia and serves more than 19 million passengers annually. The airport is located at the centre of Øresund region, the most densely populated area in Scandinavia, and a well-developed infrastructure gives passengers easy access to the region. Earlier this year, passengers rated Copenhagen Airport Europe’s Best Airport for the fourth consecutive year in the international AETRA benchmarking program.
Delta Air Lines is the world’s second-largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, offering daily flights to 502 destinations in 88 countries on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. Delta’s marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem frequent flier miles 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.
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