Delta Inaugurates Nine International Flights in 10 Days
Milestone week in airline’s global expansion includes new destinations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean
Six additional New York departures strengthen Delta’s position at JFK
ATLANTA, June 2, 2008 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will inaugurate nine international flights in the next 10 days, marking a significant step in its unprecedented global expansion. Delta has added more than 100 international markets to its network since 2005 as part of its transformation into a premier global airline.
* Delta today will launch the first-ever nonstop trans-Atlantic service from Salt Lake City with daily flights to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, as part of its recently implemented joint venture agreement with Air France.
* Delta will strengthen its presence at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) with six new flights: nonstop to Georgetown, Guyana (June 1); direct to Cape Town, South Africa via Dakar, Senegal (June 3); nonstop to Cairo, Egypt (June 4); nonstop to Malaga, Spain (June 4); nonstop to Amman, Jordan (June 5), and nonstop to Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda (June 12).
* Delta will further expand its trans-Atlantic network from its largest hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport with nonstop service to Stockholm, Sweden (June 3).
* In cooperation with joint-venture partner Air France, Delta has added a fourth daily flight between its Atlanta hub and Air France’s Paris hub (June 1).
June’s nine international flight inaugurals are part of Delta’s industry-leading global expansion which this year alone includes nonstop service between Atlanta and Shanghai (March 30); New York-JFK and Tel Aviv (March 10); Atlanta, New York-JFK and Los Angeles* and London-Heathrow (March 29); and recently announced service between Atlanta and Kuwait City, effective Nov. 7**.
Also, on July 17 Delta will become the first U.S. airline to serve three cities in France when it begins nonstop service between Lyon and New York-JFK.
“Despite record-high fuel prices, the international marketplace remains strong for Delta,” said Glen Hauenstein, executive vice president – Network and Revenue Management. “We’re already the No. 1 U.S. carrier to Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Delta is an undisputed global leader with an unmatched domestic network and the best positioned hubs. With that, we are able to offer the best travel options for international passengers.”
Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 324 destinations in 62 countries. Delta has added more international capacity than any major U.S. airline during the last two years and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 43 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers 600 weekly flights to 62 destinations. Delta’s marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 16,000 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. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 474 worldwide destinations in 104 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at www.delta.com.
*Operated by codeshare partner Air France
**Service subject to foreign government approval
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