Apr 26, 2013
ISTANBUL, 26 April 2013 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) seasonal nonstop service between Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy airport will recommence on Sunday, 28 April 2013.
The flight will operate daily throughout the peak summer season using a Boeing 767-300 aircraft with 209 seats in conjunction with Delta’s joint venture partner Air France KLM.
“We are delighted to see the return of our summer season flight between Istanbul and New York, offering Turkish customers more choice, nonstop convenience and onward connections to more destinations in the U.S. than any other carrier,” said Esra Solak, Delta’s sales manager for Turkey. “Demand on this route is high, particularly for our premium product, where our customers will see a number of new product and service enhancements onboard including a range of new in-flight amenities.”
In 2012, Delta carried a total of 103,049 passengers between Turkey and the U.S. on its summer service, with an average load factor of 86% on the route.
Delta’s flight from Istanbul features 35 seats in BusinessElite and customers will have the opportunity to experience Delta’s award-winning service, including innovative food offerings from celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein and original wine selections chosen by Delta’s Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson. BusinessElite also features on-demand personal in-seat entertainment boasting more than 20 first-run and popular classic movies, a variety of television programs, thousands of music titles and a suite of video games. The aircraft is also equipped with Economy Comfort, Delta’s premium economy cabin product. Customers flying in Economy Comfort benefit from up to four additional inches of legroom and 50 percent more recline than Delta’s standard Economy class seat, as well as priority boarding.
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 Turkey 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 travelers 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.
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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