ATLANTA, July 24, 2008 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will turn up the heat this winter with a new nonstop flight between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and the sunny island of Bonaire starting Dec. 20, 2008 (subject to foreign government approval).
Known as one of the finest snorkeling and scuba diving destinations, Bonaire is part of the Dutch Caribbean islands off the coast of Venezuela.  This new flight complements Delta’s existing flight between Atlanta and Bonaire.  
Delta’s schedule between New York-JFK and Bonaire effective Dec. 20, 2008:

Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
DL 553 New York-JFK at 10:35 a.m. Bonaire at 4:25 p.m. Saturday
DL 554 Bonaire at 5:15 p.m. New York-JFK at 9:05 p.m. Saturday

To celebrate the start of the new JFK-Bonaire service, Delta is offering customers a special one-way introductory fare of $239* for travel between Jan. 10 and April 4, 2009. Round-trip ticket purchase required.  Tickets must be purchased by Aug. 6, 2008.  Additional taxes/fees/restrictions/baggage charges may apply.  Details are included below.

December will be a month of growth for Delta in the Americas region, as it continues expanding internationally with new flights between New York-JFK and Buenos Aires, Argentina** (Dec. 18); Atlanta and Tegucigalpa, Honduras** (Dec. 18); and Atlanta and Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic (Dec. 20).  

“The Caribbean is a big part of our international expansion strategy as we add service and increase frequencies to popular beach destinations during the winter months,” said Christophe Didier, Delta’s vice president of Sales and Government Affairs for Latin America and the Caribbean.  “Delta makes it easy for customers in New York and the Northeast region to enjoy Bonaire’s sunny weather and crystal-clear waters, and it’s all one convenient nonstop flight away.”
Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 327 destinations in 62 countries. Delta has added more international capacity than any major U.S. airline during the last two years and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 44 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers 609 weekly flights to 62 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 16,000 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 and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 499 worldwide destinations in 105 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at

*Terms and Conditions: Fare shown is available at Tickets cost $25 more if purchased from Delta over the phone, or at a Delta ticket counter, and this amount is nonrefundable. Tickets are non-transferable. Seats are limited. Tickets: Tickets must be purchased within 3 days after reservations are made, but no later than August 6, 2008. Travel Period: Travel may begin on or after January 10, 2009 and must be completed by April 4, 2009. Blackout Dates: None. Fare Validity: Fare is valid in the Economy (Coach) cabin on Delta flights only. Minimum Stay: Saturday night. Maximum Stay: 28 days. 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: A $3.50 Federal Excise Tax, Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $4.50 for each flight segment, and the September 11th Security Fee of up to $2.50 for each flight segment are not included. International fares do not include U.S. International Air Transportation Tax of up to $30.80 and U.S. and foreign user, inspection, security or other similarly based charges, fees or taxes of up to $299, 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, no fee for 1 checked bag and $25 fee for second checked bag. For all other travel, no fee for 2 checked bags and $150 fee for third checked bag.  Allowances subject to size/weight limits. Contact a Delta agent or visit for details. Miscellaneous: Fares, taxes, fees, rules, and offers are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. ©2008 Delta Air Lines, Inc.

**Subject to foreign government approval. 

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