ATLANTA, July 24, 2006 – Delta Air Lines will make it even easier for customers to vacation or conduct business in two of the Caribbean’s most popular countries – Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago. Delta is adding new nonstop fights between Atlanta and Santiago de Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic; New York-JFK and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; and Atlanta and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, effective Dec. 9, 2006*. With the new flights, Delta will offer customers more than 250 weekly flights to 21 Caribbean destinations – up more than 30 percent from the number of destinations offered at the same time last year.
“Delta continues to be the fastest growing airline in the Caribbean and we are pleased to add three more exciting routes that make the Caribbean even more accessible,” said Bob Cortelyou, Delta’s vice president – Network Planning. “Our customers will have more options for travel to the leisure and financial capitals of the Caribbean this winter than at any time in our history thanks to the 13 new routes we’ve added to the Caribbean in the last year.”
To celebrate its ongoing international expansion, Delta is offering special low fares for travel on its newest Caribbean routes. Tickets must be purchased by Aug. 7, 2006, and travel must be completed by March 31, 2007.
One-way fares, based on a round-trip purchase, are as follows:
|New York-JFK||Punta Cana||$159|
|Atlanta||Santiago de Los Caballeros||$199|
|Atlanta||Port of Spain||$249|
Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply. Fares shown are available for purchase only on delta.com or from a travel agent. See below for more details.
Delta’s upcoming expansion to Dominican Republic marks the fifth increase in service to the growing island since summer 2004 when Delta inaugurated its first flights between New York and Santo Domingo. With the winter 2006 schedule, Delta will offer seven daily departures between the United States and the Dominican Republic with daily nonstop service between Atlanta and New York-JFK and Santiago de Los Caballeros, Santo Domingo and Punta Cana, in addition to new daily nonstop service between Atlanta and Puerto Plata (effective Dec. 15)*.
The Dominican Republic is one of the fastest growing destinations in the Caribbean thanks to its picturesque white-sand beaches, lively colonial cities and large centers of commerce. The country sits on the second-largest island in the Caribbean and is the home of the oldest colonial city in the New World – Santo Domingo.
Port of Spain will be a new Delta destination, providing improved access to global customers traveling to one of the Caribbean’s leading commercial centers. In addition to a growing tourism industry, Trinidad and Tobago is know as the Caribbean’s leading producer of oil and gas and boasts one of the most prosperous economies in the region. Culturally, the island is famous as the birthplace of calypso music and for the development of one of the only new instruments created in the 20th century – the steel pan.
Delta’s newest flights to the Caribbean will be operated with 150-seat Boeing 737-800 and 142-seat Boeing MD-88 aircraft and are scheduled as follows:
Delta’s schedule between New York-JFK and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, effective Dec. 9:
at 10:45 a.m.
at 3:35 p.m.
at 4:25 p.m.
at 7:30 p.m.
Delta’s schedule between Atlanta and Santiago, Dominican Republic, effective Dec. 9:
|225||Atlanta at 10:15 a.m.||Santiago at 2:45 p.m.||Daily||Boeing 737-800|
|224||Santiago at 4:30 p.m.||Atlanta at 7:05 p.m.||Daily||Boeing 737-800|
Delta’s schedule between Atlanta and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, effective Dec. 9:
|319||Atlanta at 2:50 p.m.||Port of Spain at 8:30 p.m.||Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday||Boeing 737-800|
|322*||Port of Spain at 9:05 a.m.||Atlanta at 1:15 p.m.||Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday||Boeing 737-800|
*Flight effective Dec. 10, 2006
Customers traveling between Delta’s newest Caribbean destinations and the Atlanta and New York-JFK hubs will have convenient access to the world’s most extensive schedule of connecting flights. With the winter 2006 schedule, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers will offer nonstop service to more than 230 worldwide destinations aboard more than 1,000 daily departures from the airline’s largest hub in Atlanta. At New York-JFK, Delta will offer more than 165 peak day flights to more than 70 destinations.
Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) offers customers service to more destinations than any other global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 295 destinations in 46 countries. With more than 50 new international routes added in the last year, Delta is America’s fastest growing international airline and is the world’s leading carrier between the United States and Europe with flights to 29 trans-Atlantic destinations. To Latin America, Delta offers nearly 500 weekly flights to 47 destinations and is quickly becoming the second-largest carrier in the region. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Including its SkyTeam partners, Delta offers flights to 463 worldwide destinations in 95 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.
*Flights between Atlanta and Port of Spain, Atlanta and Santiago, and Atlanta and Puerto Plata, and between New York-JFK and Punta Cana are subject to foreign government approvals.
A portion of travel for some itineraries may be on the Delta Connection carriers: Atlantic Southeast Airlines or Shuttle America; or SkyTeam partner AeroMexico.
Restrictions: Fares shown are available for purchase only on delta.com or from your travel agent. Tickets cost $10 more if purchased from Delta over the telephone or $15 more if purchased at an airport or city ticket office, and these amounts are nonrefundable. Travel agents may impose an additional service charge for ticketing. Tickets are non-transferable. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights or in all markets. Tickets: Fares shown are one-way. Round-trip purchase is required. Tickets must be purchased within 72 hours after reservations are made but no later than August 7, 2006. See delta.com for online ticket purchase requirements and restrictions. Travel Period: Travel must commence January 1 – March 1, 2007 and be completed by March 31, 2007. Blackout Dates: None. Fare Validity: Fares are valid in the Economy (Coach) cabin on Delta flights only. Fares shown are valid from the U.S. Monday through Thursday, while higher fares apply Friday through Sunday. Minimum Stay: 2 days. Maximum Stay: 30 days. Cancellations/Refunds/Changes: Fares are nonrefundable. Delta may permit you to apply a portion of the fare value to future travel upon payment of applicable fees and fare difference, otherwise the ticket will have no value. Fees may apply for itinerary changes. Delta may allow you to cancel certain electronic tickets until midnight of the day after purchase (or midnight of the departure date of the first flight, whichever comes first) without penalty if purchased at the time of reservation directly from Delta. Contact a Delta agent or visit delta.com for details. Taxes/Fees: Fares do not include a $3.30 Federal Excise Tax which will be imposed on each flight segment in the passenger’s ticketed itinerary. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. Fares do not include Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $18.00, depending on itinerary or September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 per round-trip. International fares do not include U.S. International Air Transportation tax of up to $29.00 and U.S. and foreign user, inspection, security or other similarly based charges, fees or taxes of up to $250, depending on itinerary. These taxes and fees are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is purchased. Miscellaneous: Fares and rules are subject to change without notice and are subject to government approval. It is the responsibility of the passenger to be in possession of all necessary documentation (e.g. valid passport, visa where applicable) at the time of departure from origin. Delta reserves the right to deny boarding to passengers without the proper documentation. Other restrictions may apply. ©2006 Delta Air Lines, Inc.