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Delta Air Lines Introduces Full Flat-Bed Seats on Flights Between Santiago de Chile and Atlanta

Enhanced services for BusinessElite customers provide options for rest, entertainment and business productivity

Feb 7, 2013

SAO PAULO and SANTIAGO DE CHILE, Chile, Feb. 7, 2012 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced a significant upgrade to its service between Santiago de Chile and Atlanta with the introduction of full flat-bed seats in BusinessElite cabin and available from March 31st, 2013. The full flat-bet seats have a full 180º recline and have oversized personal entertainment screens allowing travelers to stay rested, entertained or productive on route to their final destination.

“The arrival of the updated airplane B767-300 allows Delta to offer full flat-bed seats on the service to and from Santiago, underscoring our steadfast commitment to bringing our customers a superior travel experience,” said Nicolas Ferri, Delta’s vice president— Latin American and Caribbean. “Delta’s frequent business travelers tell us that the comfort of flat-bed seats with direct aisle access is a must-have on long-distance flights to and from the U.S. The design of Delta’s new BusinessElite seats optimizes each passenger’s space, giving them privacy to work or relax in order to arrive at their destination ready for a day’s business.”

The flat-bed seats will now be included in the following service commencing March 31st:

Santiago de Chile (SCL) – Atlanta (ATL)

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

DL146

Santiago de Chile at 7:40 p.m.

Atlanta at 5:35 a.m. (next day)

Daily

DL147

Atlanta at 10:35 p.m.

Santiago de Chile at 8:20 a.m. (next day)

Daily

Additionally, as part of enhancements to the BusinessElite on-board services, Delta announced last week its new amenity kit from Malin+Goetz and Tumi. Delta premium cabin customers already enjoy industry-leading food and wine with Latin-inspired meal selections by Chef Michelle Bernstein and elegant wines chosen by Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson along with a variety of digital entertainment options and premium pillows and quilted duvets.

As part of its US$3 billion investment in product, airport terminals and services, Delta has remodeled and built new Delta Sky Clubs™.  Delta’s newest club located inside the new Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal in Atlanta offers a wide variety of amenities to international customers. Part of the amenities offered at this club; include showers, complimentary cocktails, beer and wine, snacks, WiFi and Satellite TV, as well as access to personalized flight assistance, meeting space, and conference rooms. The Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in Santiago de Chile Delta has a Sky Club located on the second floor of the terminal near Gate 17 where members can relax and increase their productivity during their travels.

The new flat-beds seats in the BusinessElite cabin are now available for booking through www.delta.com. For any request, customers can also receive travel assistance in Spanish before, during and after their travel through Delta’s real-time Twitter channel @DeltaAssist_ES from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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 7 p.m. EST. 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 won 33 airline industry awards sweeping the major corporate travel surveys including Business Travel News, Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Recommend Magazine and The Beat. Delta was also a recipient of the Secretary of Defense Freedom Award for exceptional support of National Guard and Reserve employees. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 319 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 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.

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