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Delta Continues its Expansion in the Caribbean with Two New Routes to Barbados

Jun 25, 2014

ATLANTA, June 25, 2014Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) announces the launch of its new nonstop routes from JFK-New York and Atlanta international airports to Sir Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados, starting on Dec. 4, 2014. The new services will be operated using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 160 seats, including 16 seats in Business class, 18 Economy Comfort seats and 126 seats in Economy. Delta’s new routes highlight its growth in the Caribbean by offering more options to connect main tourism destinations with its international hubs in the United States.

“We continue to expand our presence in the Caribbean to offer customers the most convenient connection options for them to fly to their favorite tourist destinations,” said Maria Fernanda Price, Delta’s regional manager for the Caribbean. “We listen to our customers and work diligently to meet their expectations by offering new routes, and also enhanced onboard services to provide them with the best in flight experience.”

Delta has invested $3 billion over the last two years to enhance customer experience at all levels.  Some of these investments include the new international terminals in Atlanta and JFK, as well as the remodeling of its fleet to include the popular Economy Comfort seats on flights to and from the Caribbean, to offering complimentary light meals in the Economy cabin on selected routes to the Caribbean, as well as expanding its state-of-the-art entertainment system with a library of over 250 movies, 100 TV programs, 50 hours of HBO, video games and kid-friendly programming.

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

Detailed flights schedule is as follows:

Flight Number

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

Effective

DL 664

John F. Kennedy (JFK)  at 08:00 a.m.

Barbados (BGI) at 01:47 p.m.

Thursday and Saturday

Dec. 4, 2014

DL 742

Barbados (BGI) at 04:55 p.m.

John F. Kennedy (JFK) at 08:58 p.m.

Thursday and Saturday

Dec. 4, 2014

DL 697

Atlanta (ATL) at 09:55 a.m.

Barbados (BGI) at 03:29 p.m.

Thursday and Saturday

Dec. 4, 2014

DL 688

Barbados (BGI) at 02:45 p.m.

Atlanta (ATL) at 06:57 p.m.

Thursday and Saturday

Dec. 4, 2014

Delta has a broad history in the Caribbean beginning 60 years ago with its first flight to Puerto Rico and expanding to its current schedule with services to almost all major Caribbean islands including Antigua, Aruba, the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, and now Barbados.

About Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines is working to become the best U.S. airline in Latin America and the Caribbean. Its achievements have been recognized with two top distinctions by Latin Trade’s Best of Travel Annual Awards 2014, leading the categories of “Most Improvement Overall” and “Best Partnerships and Alliances”, and being the only U.S. airline in this year’s rankings.  Delta was also recognized with the Best Airline to North America award by Prêmio Destaque Companhia de Viagem, by Grupo Companhia. Delta continues to grow in Latin America through its long-term exclusive alliances with GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, Aeroméxico and Aerolíneas Argentinas, committed to building a solid regional footprint, a global network and a better overall experience for customers. Delta provides service to 28 countries and 47 destinations in the region offering over 1,500 weekly flights between Latin America/Caribbean and the U.S. Delta customers can receive real-time, on-the-go travel assistance in Spanish and Portuguese through Twitter channels @DeltaAssist_ES and @DeltaAjuda from 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 nearly 165 million customers each year. This year, Delta was named the 2014 Airline of the Year by Air Transport World magazine and was named to FORTUNE magazine’s 50 Most Admired Companies, in addition to being named the most admired airline for the third time in four years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 333 destinations in 64 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a newly formed joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on delta.com, Twitter @Delta, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta’s blog takingoff.delta.com.

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


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