FUKUOKA, Sept. 2, 2011 - Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced new nonstop seasonal service between Fukuoka, Japan, and Honolulu, beginning Dec. 28th.  With this service, Delta will be the only carrier to offer scheduled nonstop flights from Fukuoka to Honolulu.

The flight will be operated using 209-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, with 35 seats in BusinessElite and 174 seats in Economy, including Delta’s new Economy Comfort section.

"Our new nonstop service from Fukuoka is Delta’s fourth Honolulu market from Japan, and further strengthen Delta’s network in Japan,” said Jeffrey Bernier, managing director – Asia Pacific Sales and Affairs. “Fukuoka-Honolulu will be the ninth overall resort market that Delta serves from Japan, and it underscores Delta’s ongoing commitment to our Japanese service. 

“We have been working closely with our industry partners to make this new service a reality, and that cooperation has resulted in this high-quality new service for our customers,” Bernier said.

”We very much welcome Delta's decision to launch nonstop flight between Fukuoka and Honolulu, especially in this 30th anniversary year of sister state relationship,” said Fukuoka prefecture Governor Hiroshi Ogawa. “With this new flight, we expect the partnership between Fukuoka and Hawaii will be developed much further. “

Delta’s service between Fukuoka and Honolulu will operate as follows: 

Flight Departs Arrives Effective


at 8:30p.m.

at 9:10 a.m.

Dec. 28


at 10:30 a.m.

at 5:05 p.m. (next day)

Dec. 28

 Delta currently operates nonstop flights to Honolulu from Tokyo-Narita, Osaka-KIX, and Nagoya-Centrair. With the addition of Fukuoka, Delta connects the four major cities in Japan with the Honolulu.

Delta is the No.1 U.S. airline operating in the Japan market. Delta operates nonstop flights from its Asian hub at the Tokyo-Narita Airport to nine U.S. mainland gateways, four beach resorts – Hawaii, Guam, Saipan, and Palau – and 9 destinations in Asia. Delta also operates daily flights from Tokyo-Haneda airport, Osaka's Kansai International Airport and Nagoya's Centrair Airport.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year, and was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in its 2011 World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 339 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 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, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $2 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.

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