Apr 4, 2013
PARIS, 4 April 2013 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) will be increasing the number of flights offered from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to destinations across the U.S. this summer. Delta’s expanded services from Paris CDG include: a second daily service to Atlanta and an increase to daily service to Salt Lake City effective 31 March; an increase to daily service to Seattle, effective 28 March; daily service to Philadelphia, effective 5 May; five weekly services to Pittsburgh effective 12 May; and new daily services to Boston and Newark, effective 2 June.
The flights form part of Delta’s trans-Atlantic strategy focused on flying, with 50 percent of Delta’s transatlantic capacity flying into the joint venture hubs of Paris Charles de Gaulle, Amsterdam Schiphol or Rome Fiumicino.
This summer, Delta will operate up to 12 daily flights from Paris CDG to 11 U.S. destinations: New York-JFK, Atlanta, Newark, Boston, Cincinnati, Seattle, Detroit, Minneapolis-St Paul, Salt Lake City, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Delta also operates daily nonstop service between Nice and New York-JFK. All flights are operated in conjunction with joint venture partners, Air France-KLM.
Customers flying in BusinessElite on Delta flights from Paris CDG to Seattle and Cincinnati already enjoy 77-inch, 180-degree full-flat beds in a one-two-one configuration, each allowing customers direct aisle access and enhanced privacy. Delta’s flat-bed seats will also be available on services between Paris CDG and Newark and on flights between Nice and New York-JFK this summer. In-seat audio and video on demand has been installed throughout Economy Class on these flights. Additionally, Economy Comfort, Delta’s premium economy service, has been added on all routes between France and the United States.
“Paris is one of Delta’s most important European markets and this summer we will be offering more than 35,000 weekly seats between Charles de Gaulle and the United States. We’re also excited to be bringing more flat-bed seating to our Paris routes, which will be complete on all wide-body flights by next summer,” said Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s svp for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Delta customers are also benefiting from the significant changes made at Paris-CDG by our partner Air France and ADP, which are greatly facilitating onward connections to more than 100 destinations.”
Delta is making a number of significant investments in its products and services to improve its customer’s 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 Paris CDG 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 Sky Club at Terminal 4 features a Sky Deck – an outdoor airport terrace offering unprecedented runway views. Customers flying between Paris CDG and Atlanta already benefit from improved transiting and airport services at the at Atlanta’s International Terminal that opened last year.
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 313 destinations in 57 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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