MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 6, 2011 -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) this weekend will add its sixth international destination from its hub at Memphis International Airport with a new weekly flight to Mexico City.

The new flight, which is scheduled for its first departure at 9:25 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, fulfills a key goal of Memphis business leaders, which have long requested new service to Mexico’s capital city to boost trade ties between the Mid-South and Mexico.

Said Arnold Perl, chairman, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority. "Delta continues to show its confidence in the Memphis hub with new flights and it is critical that the Memphis community continues to demonstrate its partnership and support for our hometown airline. Each new route is a major investment and our new Mexico City service will only succeed with the support of Memphis-area travelers."

To encourage customers to fly the new service, Delta is offering a special introductory fare of $149* one way from Memphis to Mexico City for travel from Jan. 15 through May 21, 2011. Tickets at these special fares must be purchased by Jan. 20, 2011. *Additional taxes, fees, restrictions and baggage charges may apply. See below for details.

"For this service to succeed over the long term it is critical that Memphis travelers support the new Mexico City route,” said Steve Sear, Delta’s vice president – Global Sales. "We are proud to continue to invest in the Memphis market and look to our Memphis customers to ensure our success.”

The new Mexico City flight will operate once weekly, on Saturdays, with 124-seat Airbus A319 aircraft on the following schedule:







Memphis at 9:25 a.m.

Mexico City at 12:52 p.m.




Mexico City at 1:42 p.m.

Memphis at 4:42 p.m.



In addition to Mexico City, other international destinations served by Delta from Memphis include year-round, daily flights to Amsterdam and Toronto and seasonal flights to Cancun, Cozumel and Montego Bay.  In total, Delta currently offers Memphis customers more than 200 peak-day departures to 80 nonstop destinations.

About Memphis International Airport
Memphis International Airport is a world-class facility serving 10 million passengers a year. It has been the No. 1 air cargo airport in the world in terms of cargo volume for 18 consecutive years and is home to a Delta Air Lines passenger hub.  Memphis International Airport – along with the city's assets in rail, road and river – comprise "Memphis: America's Aerotropolis," one of the world's best examples of a community with an airport as its economic engine extending outward into the region in strings and clusters of airport-linked businesses. Learn more at

About Delta
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 358 destinations in 64 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 75,000 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-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 review flight status at

A portion of travel for some itineraries may be on Delta Connection carriers Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Chautauqua Airlines, Comair, Compass Airlines, Mesaba Airlines, Pinnacle Airlines, Shuttle America and SkyWest.

*Terms and Conditions:  Fare shown available at Tickets cost $25 more if purchased from Delta over the phone, $35 more at a Delta ticket counter or ticket office, and these amounts are nonrefundable. Tickets are non-transferable. Seats are limited. Tickets: Fares shown are one-way. Tickets must be purchased within 24 hours after reservations are made or at least 7 days prior to departure whichever is earlier, but no later than January 20, 2011.Travel Period: Travel may begin on or after January 15, 2010 and must be completed by May 21, 2011; Blackout Dates: None. Fare Validity: Fares are valid in the Economy (Coach) cabin on Delta Air Lines non-stop flights only. Minimum Stay: None. Maximum Stay: None. Cancellations/Refunds/Changes: Tickets are nonrefundable except in accordance with Delta’s cancellation policy. Fees may apply for downgrades/reissues and itinerary changes. Contact a Delta agent or visit for details. Taxes/Fees: Federal Excise tax of $3.70, Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $4.50, and the September 11th Security Fee of up to $2.50 for each flight segment are not included. For travel to/from Hawaii/Alaska, U.S. International Air Transportation Tax of up to $16.40 is not included. International fares do not include U.S. International Air Transportation Tax of up to $32.60 and U.S. and foreign user, inspection, security or other similarly based charges, fees or taxes of up to $349 depending on itinerary. Taxes and fees must be paid when the ticket is purchased. Baggage Charges:
For travel within the United States/PR/U.S. Virgin Islands and to/from Canada, $23 USD/CAD* fee for 1 checked bag and $32 USD/CAD* fee for second checked bag when bags are prepaid during online check-in at There is an additional $2 USD/CAD* surcharge for the first bag, $3 USD/CAD* for the second bag, when checking in via ticket counter, kiosk, or curbside. For travel to/from Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, and Mexico there is a $27 USD/CAD* fee for second bag checked when bags are prepaid during online check-in at There is an additional $3 USD/CAD surcharge for the second bag, when checking in via ticket counter, kiosk, or curbside. For travel to/from EUR there is a 50 USD/CAD*/EUR* fee for second bag checked when bags are prepaid during online check-in at There is an additional 5 USD/CAD*/EUR* surcharge for the second bag, when checking in via ticket counter, kiosk, or curbside. For all other travel, no fee/surcharge for 2 checked bags. For travel to/ from Europe there is a 200 USD/CAD*/EUR* fee for third checked bag; to/from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, and South America there is a $100 USD/CAD* fee for the third checked bag. All allowances subject to size/weight limits. Contact a Delta agent for details. SkyMiles Partner Offers: Partner offers subject to terms and conditions of individual offer. Partners subject to change. All SkyMiles program rules apply. To review the rules, please visit Miscellaneous: Fares, taxes, fees, rules, and offers are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. ©2011 Delta Air Lines, Inc.


*Fees are CAD exit Canada, EUR exit Europe

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