LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14, 2006 – Delta Air Lines – the world’s fastest growing international airline – tomorrow will inaugurate service to its 300th worldwide destination with nonstop service between Los Angeles International Airport and La Paz, Mexico. With this flight, Delta and the Delta Connection carrier will become the only major airline network to serve 300 destinations.

“Delta continues to deliver enormous value to our customers through the unparalleled scope of both our domestic and international network,” said Glen Hauenstein, Delta’s executive vice president – Network and Revenue Management. “We are especially pleased that our 300th destination is being served nonstop from our growing Latin gateway at Los Angeles where we are increasing customer choice and convenience for travel to and from growing markets in Mexico and Central America.”

In addition to the flight to La Paz, Delta also starts new service today between Los Angeles and Liberia, Costa Rica; and Guatemala City, Guatemala. Other new routes to Latin America and the Caribbean also begin this weekend from Los Angeles and Delta’s largest international gateway in Atlanta. These routes include:

 

 

 

Hub/Gateway
New route
Effective date
LAX
La Paz, Mexico
Dec. 15, 2006
 
Liberia, Costa Rica
Dec. 15, 2006
 
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Dec. 15, 2006
 
Managua, Nicaragua
Dec. 16, 2006
 
Loreto, Mexico
Dec. 18, 2006
 
Mazatlan, Mexico
Dec. 22, 2006
     
ATL
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Dec. 15, 2006
 
Fort de France, Martinique
Dec. 16, 2006

 

 

This weekend’s expansion continues the largest single month of expansion into Latin America in Delta’s history with 16 new routes in 22 days.

Delta’s expanded nonstop service to Latin America and the Caribbean is part of a series of more than 40 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, along with Delta Connection carrier partners, plans to offer customers 226 weekly flights to 18 Mexican destinations and 256 weekly flights to 23 Caribbean destinations.

Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) offers customers service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 303 destinations in 52 countries.*** With more than 50 new international routes added in the last year, Delta is America’s fastest growing international airline and is a leader across the Atlantic with flights to 31 trans-Atlantic destinations. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 600 weekly flights to 64 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 459 worldwide destinations in 97 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.

A portion of travel on some itineraries may be operated by Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines or SkyTeam partner AeroMexico.

***As of Dec. 18, 2006

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