SAO PAULO, Brazil and ATLANTA, June 25, 2013 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today celebrates its 45th anniversary of uninterrupted service in the Bahamas, highlighting the key role the Caribbean islands play in the continued growth and development of the company’s network between the United States and Latin America.
“Delta is part of the Bahamas history as we have provided services to the country for 45 years. Our commitment to the region is strong and it shows as we continue to increase frequencies in top destinations in the Caribbean,” said Nicolas Ferri, Delta’s vice president – Latin America and the Caribbean. “Delta will continue to support progress and growth in the Caribbean and offer the best products to suit the needs of business and tourists.”
Delta connects the Bahamas to its Atlanta hub with 21 weekly frequencies. From Delta’s state-of-the-art international terminal in Atlanta, travelers from Nassau have access to more than 1,000 daily flights to 208 destinations that Delta operates, including non-stop service to 65 international destinations.
New York is another key destination that Delta connects to with a daily non-stop flight between Nassau and LaGuardia Airport. Customers can benefit from Delta’s $160 million investment to modernize and connect Terminals C and D at LaGuardia with a connector bridge between the two terminals. Delta provides service to more destinations from New York-LaGuardia and New York-JFK combined than any other airline.
Year-round service to the Bahamas is complemented by seasonal flights between Nassau and Detroit, connecting Caribbean and US travelers with more destinations during the busiest months.
Delta launched its first flight from the United States to the Bahamas in May 1968 as Northeast Airlines, and in 1972 it started operating under the Delta brand. The airline has a broad history in the Caribbean beginning 60 years ago with its first flight to Puerto Rico and expanding to its current schedule with services to almost all Caribbean islands including Antigua, Aruba, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Haiti, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Lucia and Turks and Caicos.
Seeking to enhance customer experience, Delta has invested $3 billion over the last two years to improve customer on-board service by remodeling its fleet to include the popular Economy Comfort product on flights to and from the Caribbean, offering complimentary light meals in the Economy cabin, as well as expanding its state-of-the-art entertainment system with a library of over 250 movies, 100 TV programs, 50 hours of HBO, video games and kid-friendly programming.
About Delta Air Lines
Delta is working to become the best U.S. airline in Latin America and the Caribbean and was just recognized with the Best Airline to North America award by Prêmio Destaque Companhia de Viagem, by Grupo Companhia. As part of that goal, Delta has established a long-term exclusive alliance with GOL Línhas Aereas Inteligentes investing more than US $100 million in GOL. Likewise, Delta has invested more than US $65 million in Aeroméxico as part of a long-term exclusive commercial alliance and entered a code sharing agreement with Aerolíneas Argentinas solidifying its footprint in Latin America. Executive Travel magazine recognized Delta with the Gold Leading Edge Award for the Best Flight Experience to Mexico. Delta provides service to 30 countries and 49 destinations in the region offering more than 1,000 weekly flights between Latin America and the U.S. Spanish speaking Delta customers can receive real-time, on-the-go travel assistance in Spanish and Portuguese through its Twitter channels @DeltaAssist_ES and @DeltaAjuda 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST. Brazilian customers can also access Delta’s dedicated Brazil Facebook page visiting http://www.facebook.com/DeltaAirLinesBrasil.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. Delta was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in its 2013 World’s Most Admired Companies airline industry list, topping the list for the second time in three years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 328 destinations in 64 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and 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 15,000 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. Delta is investing more than $3 billion in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on delta.com, Twitter @Delta, Google.com/+Delta and Facebook.com/delta.