ATLANTA, Sept. 24, 2007 – As part of continued efforts to expand global access for customers, Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will launch nonstop service between the world’s largest passenger hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Stockholm’s Arlanda International Airport. The new flight, operating six times weekly between Atlanta and Stockholm, will be effective June 3, 2008*. Passengers traveling from Atlanta to the capital city of Stockholm will benefit from the direct service to a host of business and leisure destinations within Sweden’s largest city.
“Delta’s international expansion is connecting the United States to more key global business destinations, like Sweden’s financial center in Stockholm,” said Glen Hauenstein, Delta’s executive vice president – Network Planning and Revenue Management. “Delta’s successive expansion into global markets continues to bolster the company’s financial position and provides a diversified portfolio of options for our international customers.”
Delta’s Atlanta hub is the fastest growing international gateway in the United States, with the addition of 29 new international routes since 2005. As part of its summer 2008 schedule, Delta plans to serve more than 80 nonstop international destinations from Atlanta, including 21 of Europe’s 25 largest markets.
Fifty-five Swedish businesses operate in the state of Georgia and approximately 900 U.S. companies have operations in Sweden. Delta’s latest international route will open a critical economic access point on both sides of the Atlantic.
"This direct flight will now put Georgia squarely on the map for even more Swedish businesses looking to relocate or establish a foothold in the U.S. We salute Delta's commitment and vision in announcing this new route,” said Mee Linden, vice-chair of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce-USA.
Between Atlanta and Stockholm, Delta will operate service using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft seating up to 214 passengers and featuring Delta’s refurbished business and economy class service. Customers 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 -- including award-winning, original wine selections – and industry-leading, 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, enhanced food offerings and a complimentary cocktail with each meal.
To celebrate this latest addition to its list of trans-Atlantic destinations, Delta is offering a one-way special fare of $449 from Atlanta to Stockholm (based on a round-trip purchase), for purchase by Oct. 8, 2007, with travel completed by Aug. 3, 2008. Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply. Fare will be $20 higher if purchased from Delta over the telephone, or at an airport or city ticket office. See below for details.
Flights between Atlanta and Stockholm will be available for sale to customers today at delta.com and via other ticketing channels, based on the following flight schedule:
|172||Atlanta at 8.20 pm||Stockholm at 11.35 am (next day)||June 3, 2008||Daily, except Monday|
|173||Stockholm at 1:35 p.m.||Atlanta at 5:30 p.m. (next day)||June 4, 2008||Daily, except Tuesday|
Delta Air Lines operates service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 315 destinations in 54 countries. Since 2005, Delta has added more international capacity than all other major U.S. airlines combined and is a leader across the Atlantic with flights to 36 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers nearly 400 weekly flights to 54 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 477 worldwide destinations in 103 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.
Restrictions: Fare shown is available for purchase at delta.com. Tickets cost $20 more if purchased from Delta over the telephone, or at an airport or city ticket office, and this amount is nonrefundable. Travel agents may impose an additional service charge for ticketing. Tickets are nontransferable. Seats are limited and the fare may not be available on all flights. Tickets: Fare shown is one-way. Round-trip purchase is required. Tickets must be purchased within 72 hours after reservations are made and no later than October 8, 2007. See delta.com for online ticket purchase requirements and restrictions. Travel Period: Travel may begin June 3 through July 3, 2008 and must be completed by August 3, 2008. Blackout Dates: None. Fare Validity: Fare is valid only in the Economy (Coach) cabin via nonstop flights operated by Delta Air Lines. Minimum Stay: Saturday night. Maximum Stay: 1 month, or through August 3, 2008, whichever is earlier. Taxes/Fees: Fare does not include a $3.40 Federal Excise Tax, Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $4.50 for each flight segment, or the September 11th Security Fee of up to $2.50 for each flight segment. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. International fares do not include U.S. International Air Transportation Tax of up to $30.20 and U.S. and foreign user, inspection, security or other similarly based charges, fees or taxes of up to $280, depending on itinerary. These taxes and fees are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is purchased. Cancellations/Refunds/Changes: Fare is nonrefundable. Delta may permit you to apply a portion of the fare value to future travel upon payment of applicable fees and fare difference; otherwise, the ticket will have no value. Fees may apply for downgrades/reissues and itinerary changes. Delta may allow you to cancel certain electronic tickets until midnight of the day after purchase (or midnight of the departure date of the first flight, whichever comes first) without penalty if purchased at the time of reservation directly from Delta. Contact a Delta agent or visit delta.com for details. Miscellaneous: Fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Offers subject to change and void where prohibited by law. It is the responsibility of the passenger to be in possession of all necessary documentation (e.g., valid passport, visa where applicable) at the time of departure from origin. Delta reserves the right to deny boarding to passengers without the proper documentation. Other restrictions may apply. ©2007 Delta Air Lines, Inc.
*Subject to foreign government approval
****B-ROLL AVAILABLE ON DELTA’s VIDEO DOWNLOAD SITE AT http://mediaport.nmedia.com ***