NEW YORK, July 7, 2008 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced changes to its Ecuador schedule to offer nonstop flights between Atlanta and Quito, as well as Guayaquil.

Delta currently offers one daily flight from Atlanta to Ecuador that stops in both Quito and Guayaquil before returning to Atlanta.  Starting Sept. 5, 2008, Delta will split the route and offer nonstop service in each direction between Atlanta and Quito.  Nonstop service in each direction between Atlanta and Guayaquil starts Dec. 1, 2008. 

“Both of these nonstop flights to Ecuador will help our passengers save time, while giving them a more pleasant, hassle-free travel experience,” said Christophe Didier, vice president of Sales and Government Affairs in Latin America and the Caribbean for Delta Air Lines.  “The nonstop flight to Guayaquil will launch in December to capitalize on peak demand during the holiday season.”

Delta’s schedule between Atlanta and Quito starting Sept. 5, 2008:
 

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

DL 331

Atlanta at 5:30 p.m.

Quito at 9:45 p.m.

Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun

DL 330

Quito at 11 p.m.

Atlanta at 5:30 a.m.

Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun


Delta’s schedule between Atlanta and Guayaquil starting Dec. 1, 2008:

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

DL 345

Atlanta at 5:30 p.m.

Guayaquil at 11 p.m.

Mon/Fri/Sat

DL 344*

Guayaquil at 12:05 a.m.

Atlanta at 5:31 a.m.

Tue/Sat/Sun

*Flight starts Dec. 2, 2008

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 delta.com.

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