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ATLANTA, Sept. 21, 2006 – Delta Air Lines will continue its rapid expansion into the Caribbean this December with the addition of its first flights to the French island of Martinique. Effective Dec. 16, Delta will add flights between its largest hub in Atlanta and Fort de France, Martinique in the French West Indies. Martinique is the second destination that Delta will serve in this region having recently announced twice weekly service to the French island of Guadeloupe, effective Dec.13. Both routes are subject to foreign government approval.

“With the addition of service to the beautiful island of Martinique, Delta will be the only U.S. carrier to serve two destinations in the French West Indies non-stop from the U.S. mainland,” said Glen Hauenstein – Delta’s executive vice president – Network Planning and Revenue Management. “Our customers now have an even greater choice of unique and exciting destinations, as Delta expands the scope of our network throughout the Caribbean, offering our customers the opportunity to broaden their horizons and explore Martinique and Guadeloupe.

“We extend our appreciation to the Regional Council of Martinique and the Martinique Tourism Committee for their continued enthusiasm for Delta’s entrance into Martinique and for the vital support and assistance they have provided to make this new route possible,” Hauenstein continued.

Delta customers traveling to the United States and Canada from Martinique will benefit from 97 daily one-stop connections to destinations throughout the region, including key business and leisure destinations such as New York, Chicago, Montreal, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Tampa and Orlando. The service will be operated using Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 16 first class and 134 economy class seats.

Delta’s schedule between Atlanta and Fort de France, Martinique, effective Dec. 16, 2006:



Atlanta at 9:45 a.m.
Fort de France, Martinique at 3:15 p.m.
Boeing 737-800
Fort de France, Martinique at 4:05 p.m.
Atlanta at 7:40 p.m.
Boeing 737-800


To make travel to Martinique this winter even more enticing, Delta is offering customers special fares as low as $259 one way, based on a round-trip purchase, for travel between Dec. 16, 2006 and March 31, 2007. Customers should act fast, however, as tickets must be purchased by Oct. 5. Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply. Fares shown are available for purchase only on or from a travel agent. See below for more details.

Delta’s expanded nonstop service to the Caribbean is part of a series of more than 50 new routes to Latin America and the Caribbean added or announced by Delta in the last year as part of the largest international expansion in the airline’s history. With its March 2007 schedule, Delta plans to offer customers 246 weekly flights to 19 Mexican destinations and 282 weekly flights to 24 Caribbean destinations. This growth represents a 70 percent increase in Delta’s weekly flights to Mexico and the Caribbean combined since fall 2004.

Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) offers customers service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 292 destinations in 46 countries. With more than 50 new international routes added in the last year, Delta is America’s fastest growing international airline and is the world’s leading carrier between the United States and destinations across Europe, India and Israel with flights to 29 trans-Atlantic destinations. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers nearly 400 weekly flights to 48 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 14,000 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 461 worldwide destinations in 96 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at

A portion of travel for some itineraries may be on the Delta Connection carriers: Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Chautauqua, Comair, Freedom Airlines, Shuttle America, and SkyWest; SkyTeam partners: Continental Airlines and Northwest Airlines, or other Delta codeshare partners: Air Jamaica, ExpressJet, Horizon Air Industries, Mesaba, and Pinnacle Airlines.

Restrictions: Fare shown is available for purchase only on or from your travel agent. Tickets cost $10 more if purchased from Delta over the telephone or $15 more if purchased at an airport or city ticket office, and these amounts are nonrefundable. Travel agents may impose an additional service charge for ticketing. Tickets are non-transferable. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights or in all markets. Tickets: Fare shown is one-way. Round-trip purchase is required. Tickets must be purchased within 72 hours after reservations are made, but no later than October 5, 2006. See for online ticket purchase requirements and restrictions. Travel Period: Travel may begin December 16, 2006 through March 31, 2007 and must be completed by April 28, 2007. Blackout Dates: None. Fare Validity: Fare is valid in the Economy (Coach) cabin on Delta flights only. Minimum Stay: None. Maximum Stay: 1 month. 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 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 for details. Taxes/Fees: Fare does not include a $3.30 Federal Excise Tax which will be imposed on each flight segment in the passenger’s ticketed itinerary. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. Fare does not include Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $18.00, depending on itinerary or September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 per round-trip. International fares do not include U.S. International Air Transportation tax of up to $29.00 and U.S. and foreign user, inspection, security or other similarly based charges, fees or taxes of up to $250, depending on itinerary. These taxes and fees are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is purchased. SkyMiles and Partner Offers: Bonus mile offer valid only for tickets purchased at, after you fly. Partner offers subject to the terms and conditions of each individual offer. Partners subject to change. All SkyMiles program rules apply to bonus offer. To review the rules, please visit Miscellaneous: Fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Offers subject to change and void where prohibited by law. Special offers issued at may not be applied to or combined with other Delta fares or offers. 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. ©2006 Delta Air Lines, Inc.

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