Mar 26, 2013
NICE, 26 March 2013: Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) will restart its daily service between Nice and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport effective Sunday, 31 March. The flight is the only non-stop service between Nice and the United States and will be operated this summer using a Boeing 767-400 aircraft featuring 39 seats in BusinessElite; 28 seats in Economy Comfort, Delta’s premium economy class and 178 economy seats. This flight is operated in conjunction with joint venture partners Air France KLM.
“The return of our nonstop service marks the start of the summer season on the Riviera and we are delighted to offer greater convenience and more travel options for customers flying to the United States and beyond,” said Beatrice de Rotalier, Delta’s commercial manager for France. “Each year we see a high demand for this route, with load factors exceeding 80% in 2012, demonstrating that our customers are as pleased as we are to see Delta’s daily flight return to Nice.”
Delta’s flight departs Nice at 13:35 and arrives into New York-JFK at 16.50. The return flight departs New York-JFK at 21.00 and arrives into Nice at 11:25 the next day. The service is conveniently scheduled to connect with more than 60 destinations throughout the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, including Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas and San Francisco.
Delta is making a number of significant investments in its products and services to improve its customers experience on the ground and in the air. These include Delta’s state-of-the-art, $1.4bn Terminal 4 at New York-JFK that will open on 24 May. Customers flying between Nice and New York-JFK this summer will benefit from a greatly enhanced airport experience on arrival and departure at the airport. One of the largest terminals in North America, Terminal 4 offers travellers a spacious environment with a wide variety of shopping and dining options. For BusinessElite customers, the Delta SkyClub at Terminal 4 features a Delta SkyDeck – an outdoor airport terrace offering unprecedented runway views.
In addition to its service between Nice and New York-JFK, this summer Delta will operate a further 24 daily flights between France and the United States. The airline is expanding its operations out of Paris Charles de Gaulle with a flight to Newark’s Liberty International Airport, an additional service to Atlanta, a seasonal service to Boston and year round service to Detroit. Altogether, Delta flies from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to 11 U.S. destinations: Atlanta, New York-JFK, Newark, Cincinnati, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Detroit, Seattle, Boston, Salt Lake City, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. Delta was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in its 2013 World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list, topping the list for the second time in three years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 319 destinations in 59 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. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 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. 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. Additional information is available on delta.com, Twitter @Delta, Google.com/+Delta and Facebook.com/delta.
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