ATLANTA, May 31, 2007 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) continues its international expansion this week with the addition of non-stop flights from Atlanta to Dubai and New York JFK to Pisa. The new flights are among 14 new international routes being launched by Delta this summer.
The new routes further position Delta as a global carrier and the only U.S. airline to operate non-stop service to Dubai and Pisa. Delta is already a leading U.S. carrier serving Italy.
“We are excited to expand our global reach with two key destinations: Dubai, a major financial and business center in the Gulf; and Pisa, one of the world’s top travel destinations,” said Glen Hauenstein, executive vice president of Network and Revenue Management. “With the added freight capacity to and from the U.S., Delta’s new services will also benefit freight forwarders to cargo shippers around the world.”
Delta will service Dubai with a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft seating up to 268 passengers and featuring Delta’s refurbished business and economy class service. Flights to Pisa will be served with a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft with 214 seats. These flights are two of five new trans-Atlantic routes to be launched this summer.
Customers on both flights can enjoy Delta’s award-winning BusinessElite service featuring all-leather sleeper seats with 60 inches of legroom, innovative food offerings designed by celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein, on-demand personal in-seat entertainment boasting more than 20 first-run and popular classic movies, a variety of TV programs, a broad range of music, and a suite of 12 video games. Economy class customers also will benefit from new all-leather economy seats, amenity kits and enhanced food offerings.
Delta’s new non-stop service between Atlanta and Dubai is scheduled as follows:
|DL8||Atlanta at 9:10 PM||Dubai at 7:05 PM (next day)||May 31, 2007||Five times per week, excluding Mon & Fri|
|DL7||Dubai at 10:45 PM||Atlanta at 5:40 AM (next day)||June 1, 2007||Five times per week excluding Tue & Sat|
Delta’s new non-stop service between NY JFK and Pisa is scheduled as follows:
|DL136||NY JFK at 8:15 PM||Pisa at 11:00 AM (next day)||May 31, 2007||Four times per week (Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat)|
|DL137||Pisa at 1:35PM||JFK at 5:05 PM||June 1, 2007||Four times per week (Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat)|
Delta Air Lines offers customers service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 311 destinations in 52 countries. With more than 60 new international routes added in the last year, Delta is adding international flights at a faster rate than any other major U.S. airline and is a leader across the Atlantic with flights to 32 trans-Atlantic destinations. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 600 weekly flights to 58 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on nearly 15,000 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 462 worldwide destinations in 98 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.
A portion of travel for some itineraries may be operated by the Delta Connection carriers: Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Chautauqua, Comair, Freedom Airlines, Shuttle America, and SkyWest.