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Delta Highlights Growth in New York with Expanded Caribbean Service

Airline adds new and expanded flights to 5 popular destinations from JFK and LaGuardia

Dec 14, 2012

NEW YORK, Dec 14th, 2012 -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) announced new and expanded service to 5 popular destinations in the Caribbean and Bermuda from John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport, continuing its expansion as New York City’s largest and fastest-growing carrier.

"We're excited to be announcing new and expanded service from New York to these five popular leisure destinations in our region", said Nicolas Ferri, Delta's vice president – Latin America and Caribbean. "It's another step toward achieving our goal of becoming the best U.S. airline in Latin America, offering not only a unique experience for business travelers but also the best choice for leisure travel."

Delta introduced these additional flights as a response to an increased demand for more connections between New York and tourist destinations in the Caribbean. Delta also is optimizing its schedule at JFK to facilitate convenient connections to international flights. JFK is a major global gateway for Delta, with more than 136 peak-day departures to 82 worldwide destinations. 

Delta is part of a $1.2 billion project to expand JFK’s Terminal 4 by one-third, creating a state-of-the-art international gateway. That facility will open in spring 2013. In addition to expansion at JFK, Delta is investing $160 million to modernize and connect Terminals C and D at LaGuardia airport with work on a connector bridge between the two expected to be completed by the end of 2012.  Delta provides service to more destinations from New York-LaGuardia and New York-JFK combined than any other airline,

New and expanded service to the Caribbean and Bermuda includes:

·         New Saturday flights year-round service between JFK and St. Maarten

·         JFK-Montego Bay, Jamaica, flights will grow from Saturday seasonal to daily year-round service

·         JFK-Aruba service will increase from Saturday seasonal flights to daily year-round service

·         JFK-Punta Cana service will increase from Saturday seasonal flights to daily year-round service

New daily year-round service between LaGuardia and Bermuda 

Schedule details:

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

Effective

JFK at 8:11 a.m.

Aruba at 2:12 p.m.

Daily

Dec. 15, 2012

JFK at 8:45 a.m.

Montego Bay at 1:07 p.m.

Daily

Dec. 15, 2012

JFK at 8:21 a.m.

St. Maarten at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday

Dec. 15, 2012

JFK at 8:25 a.m.

Punta Cana at 1:36 p.m.

Daily

Feb. 14, 2013

LaGuardia at 9:55 a.m.

Bermuda at 1:05 p.m.

Daily

April 08, 2013

The new flight schedule is now available for booking trough delta.com. Customers could also access to Delta’s Twitter channel in Spanish @DeltaAssist_ES, for real-time support before, during and after travel.

About Delta Air Lines

Delta is working to become the best U.S. carrier in Latin America and the Caribbean. As part of that goal Delta has established a long-term exclusive alliance with GOL Línhas Aereas Inteligentes investing more than US $100 million in GOL. Likewise, Delta has invested more than US $65 million in Aeroméxico as part of a long-term exclusive commercial alliance and entered a code sharing agreement with Aerolíneas Argentinas solidifying its footprint in Latin America. Executive Travel magazine recognized Delta with the Gold Leading Edge Award for the Best Flight Experience to Mexico. Delta provides service to 32 countries and 43 destinations in the region offering more than 1,000 weekly flights between Latin America and the U.S. Spanish speaking Delta customers can receive real-time, on-the-go travel assistance in Spanish and Portuguese through its Twitter channels @DeltaAssist_ES and @DeltaAjuda 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Brazilian customers can also access Delta´s dedicated Brazil Facebook page visiting http://www.facebook.com/DeltaAirLinesBrasil.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. During the past year, Delta was named domestic "Airline of the Year" by the readers of Travel Weekly magazine, was named the "Top Tech-Friendly U.S. Airline" by PCWorld magazine for its innovation in technology, won the Business Travel News Annual Airline Survey and was the recipient of 12 Executive Travel Magazine Leading Edge Awards for U.S. airlines. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 315 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $3 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.

 

For further information: Delta Corporate Communications 404-715-2554 news archive at news.delta.com


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