ATLANTA, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is expanding its popular recharging stations for customers in boarding gate areas to 13 more airport locations, including its first international location at its hub at Tokyo's Narita International Airport.
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In Tokyo, four of Delta's gates were updated with power stations that feature six standard U.S. 110 volt outlets and two powered USB ports per station.
Delta also is adding the popular gate feature at 12 additional cities in the U.S. before the end of the year. At least two power stations per gate will be installed in Anchorage, Alaska; Austin, Texas; Denver; Dallas/Ft. Worth; Houston Intercontinental; Kansas City, Mo.; Milwaukee, Wis.; New Orleans; Ontario, Calif.; Philadelphia; Phoenix; and Syracuse, N.Y.
"Delta's addition of power stations at airport gates has been cited by PCWorld magazine as important aspect of travel and improving the customer experience," said Wayne Aaron, vice president – Marketing Programs and Distribution Strategy at Delta. "Customers today are savvy travelers who bring their smartphones, computers and tablets with them. Providing a power source they can use before they get on a long flight helps them do what they need to do in the air, whether for work or pleasure."
Delta branded gate area recharging stations already have been installed at Delta's top 20 busiest airports including Atlanta; Boston; Cincinnati; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit; Hartford, Conn; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Memphis; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Nashville; New York's JFK and LaGuardia; Norfolk, Va.; Omaha, Neb.; Pittsburgh; Portland, Ore.; Salt Lake City; Seattle and St. Louis.
The expansion of Delta's branded recharging stations is the latest in the airline's more than $3 billion investment in enhanced global products, services and airport facilities through 2013. In addition to airport power stations, Delta recently announced that it will add Wi-Fi service on more than 150 international aircraft, has added more First Class seats and in-flight entertainment to its domestic product; offering full flat-bed BusinessElite seats on its entire international widebody fleet; recently completed the system-wide roll-out of Economy Comfort on all two-class aircraft; adding personal, in-seat entertainment for both BusinessElite and Economy class customers on all long-haul international flights; updating Delta Sky Clubs throughout the system; and upgrading new terminal facilities for international customers at its two largest global gateways – the new international terminal in Atlanta now open and the expanded international terminal opening next May at New York-JFK.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. During the past year, Delta was named domestic "Airline of the Year" by the readers of Travel Weekly magazine, was named the "Top Tech-Friendly U.S. Airline" by PCWorld magazine for its innovation in technology, won the Business Travel News Annual Airline Survey and was the recipient of 12 Executive Travel Magazine Leading Edge Awards for U.S. airlines. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 320 destinations in 60 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta 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 13,000 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. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $3 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.
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