ATLANTA, Aug. 20, 2008 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced it will expand service to Cancun, Mexico, with new nonstop flights from Nashville International Airport beginning on Dec. 20, 2008.**  The Nashville, Tenn. flight brings to 10 the number of U.S. cities from which Delta serves the popular destination in Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

Delta currently serves Cancun from Atlanta; Boston; Cincinnati; Hartford, Conn.; Los Angeles; Orlando, Fla.; Raleigh/Durham, N.C.; Salt Lake City, and Washington, DC.

For a limited time, Delta is offering a special introductory fare of $159* one-way for travel from Nashville to Cancun between Jan. 10 and Mar. 28, 2009.  A round-trip ticket purchase is required to take advantage of the introductory fare, and additional taxes, fees, restrictions, and baggage charges may apply. Details are included below.*

“Cancun is a favorite travel destination for U.S. travelers, and we are making it easy to reach from different points in the United States,” said Pam Elledge, senior vice president-Global Sales and Distribution.  “Delta’s introductory fare allows travelers from Nashville to get acquainted with the convenience of the new flight and accessibility of the destination.”

The new flight between Nashville and Cancun is part of Delta’s ongoing international expansion, of which Latin America is a key component.  Delta also will start flights between New York-JFK and Buenos Aires, Argentina (Dec. 18)**; New York-JFK and Bonaire (Dec. 20)**; New York-JFK and Bogota, Colombia (Dec. 18)**; and Atlanta and Santiago, Dominican Republic (Dec. 20).  With the additional service to Cancun, in December Delta will offer more than 500 weekly nonstop flights to more than 50 destinations across Latin America and the Caribbean.

**Service subject to foreign government approval.

Delta’s schedule between Nashville and Cancun starting Dec. 20, 2008 is as follows:





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Nashville at 10:50 a.m.

Cancun at 1:56 p.m.


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Cancun at 2:50 p.m.

Nashville at 6:27 p.m.


Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 312 destinations in 61 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 393 weekly flights to 47 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 500 worldwide destinations in 105 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and flight status at

Travel for some itineraries may be provided by Delta Connection carrier Comair.

Restrictions: Fare shown is available at Tickets cost $25 more if purchased from Delta over the phone, or at a Delta ticket counter, and this amount is nonrefundable. Tickets are nontransferable. Seats are limited.  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 September 1, 2008. Travel Period: Travel may begin on or after January 10, 2009 and must be completed by March 28, 2009. Blackout Dates: None. Fare Validity: Fare is valid only in the Economy (Coach) cabin via nonstop flights operated by Delta Air Lines. Minimum Stay: 3 Days Maximum Stay: 30 Days Taxes/Fees: A $3.50 Federal Excise Tax, Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $4.50 for each flight segment, and the September 11th Security Fee of up to $2.50 for each flight segment are not included. Fares do not include U.S. International Air Transportation Tax of up to $30.80 and U.S. and foreign user, inspection, security or other similarly based charges, fees or taxes of up to $299, depending on itinerary. Taxes and fees must be paid when the ticket is purchased. Cancellations/Refunds/Changes: Tickets are nonrefundable except in accordance with Delta’s cancellation policy. Fees may apply for downgrades/reissues and itinerary changes. Contact a Delta agent or visit for details. Baggage Charges: For travel within the United States/PR/U.S. Virgin Islands, no fee for 1 checked bag and $50 fee for second checked bag. For all other travel, no fee for 2 checked bags and $200 fee for third checked bag.  Allowances subject to size/weight limits. Contact a Delta agent or visit for details. Miscellaneous: Fares, taxes, fees, rules, and offers are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. ©2008 Delta Air Lines, Inc.

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