ATLANTA, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced it will introduce nonstop flights connecting Honolulu with Detroit and San Diego, beginning in June. The new service marks the first time Delta has served Honolulu from San Diego in nearly 20 years and reinstates nonstop service from Detroit that had been discontinued in 2004.

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"The expanded customer base created through Delta's merger with Northwest allows us to bring new service to markets that previously did not have the demand to sustain nonstop flights," said Bob Cortelyou, Delta's senior vice president - Network Planning. "Detroit to Honolulu nonstop service provides greater access to Hawaii for customers in Michigan, the eastern U.S. and Canada, while our new route between San Diego and Honolulu will expand Delta's extensive flight schedules between the West Coast and Hawaii."

As a leading carrier to the Hawaiian Islands, Delta currently offers passengers 106 weekly flights between Hawaii and nine worldwide destinations. Delta operates its largest gateway to Hawaii at Los Angeles International Airport with an average of five daily round-trip departures to four Hawaiian destinations - Honolulu, Maui, Lihue and Kona. In addition to new local nonstop service beginning in June 2010, Detroit and San Diego customers will continue to have convenient connecting access to additional Hawaiian destinations via Los Angeles. Delta offers five daily round-trip flights between Detroit and Los Angeles and will add five daily round-trip flights between San Diego and Los Angeles, effective Feb. 11, 2010.

Flights between San Diego and Honolulu are available for sale to customers at and via other ticketing channels. Flights are scheduled as follows: 

 Flight       Departs              Arrives          Effective  Frequency
 ------       -------              -------          ---------  ---------
          San Diego at 5:45
  1831          p.m.        Honolulu at 8:45 p.m. June 3, 2010   Daily
  ----   -----------------  --------------------- ------------   -----
                               San Diego at 6:50
  1870  Honolulu at 10 p.m.          a.m.         June 3, 2010   Daily
  ----  -------------------   -----------------   ------------   -----

Flights between Detroit and Honolulu will be available for sale to customers beginning Dec. 5, 2009. Flights are scheduled as follows: 

 Flight     Departs             Arrives         Effective   Frequency
 ------     -------             -------         ---------   ---------
        Detroit at 12:10    Honolulu at 3:55                Thursday &
  2143        p.m.                p.m.        June 2, 2010    Sunday
  ----  ----------------   ----------------   ------------  ----------
        Honolulu at 6:10                                    Wednesday &
  2142        p.m.       Detroit at 9:05 a.m. June 2, 2010   Saturday
  ----  ---------------- -------------------- ------------ -----------

Delta's new flights will be operated with Boeing 757 and Airbus 330 aircraft seating between 183 and 298 passengers. All Delta flights between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii feature First Class and Economy Class service.

Delta Air Lines, the world's No. 1 airline, serves more than 170 million passengers each year. With its unsurpassed global network, Delta, its Northwest subsidiary and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 356 destinations in 65 countries on six continents. Delta employs more than 70,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of nearly 800 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France KLM. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 16,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, the world's largest airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and flight status at

Service may be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines.


SOURCE: Delta Air Lines

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