Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will launch daily nonstop services from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Salt Lake City International Airport in May 2015. The summer service, Delta’s ninth destination from Amsterdam, will be operated in conjunction with joint venture partners Air France, KLM and Alitalia.

The new service will be part of a planned eight percent capacity increase at Delta’s Salt Lake City hub over the next five years. The airline’s existing daily nonstop service from Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport launched in June 2008 and is currently the only trans-Atlantic service offered by any airline from Salt Lake City. Operations from Amsterdam will begin with five flights a week on May 1, 2015 before rising to a daily operation from May 14, 2015.

“Amsterdam has always been a strategically important hub for Delta,” said Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s senior vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “Together with our joint venture partners Air France, KLM and Alitalia, we already offer 28 peak-day flights between Amsterdam and the U.S. and the addition of Salt Lake City to the network will provide customers with even greater choice when flying across the Atlantic”.

New nonstop service between Amsterdam and Salt Lake City:

Flight

Departs

Arrives

DL 57

Amsterdam at 10:30

Salt Lake City at 13:15

DL 56

Salt Lake City at 16:51

Amsterdam at 10:55 (next day)

The new route brings Delta’s U.S. network from Amsterdam to eight destinations. The airline also flies nonstop to Mumbai, India, from Schiphol. Once in the U.S., customers can connect to more than 66 destinations throughout North America, Latin America and the Caribbean.

The service will be operated using a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring fully flat-bed seats with direct aisle access in a 1x2x1 configuration in the BusinessElite cabin, Customers flying in Economy Comfort, Delta’s premium economy service, benefit from up to four additional inches of legroom and 50 percent more recline than Delta’s standard international Economy class seats, as well as priority boarding. Other product initiatives being rolled out across Delta’s international fleet include the expansion of Wi-Fi service by the end of 2015..

Delta is the largest airline in Salt Lake City with more than 260 peak-day departures to nearly 90 destinations, including seven international destinations. Earlier this month, Delta re-affirmed its commitment to the area with a groundbreaking event for Salt Lake City International Airport’s $1.8 billion terminal redevelopment programme. The first major phase of construction is expected to be completed in 2019.

Passengers travelling from Amsterdam can book flights to the U.S. on Delta online or through Delta’s dedicated reservations team on +31 (0)20 721 9128 or via travel agents.

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