SAO PAULO and SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 8, 2014 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today celebrates its 10th anniversary of uninterrupted service in the Dominican Republic, highlighting the key role this mainly tourism destination plays in the continued growth and development of the company’s network between the United States and Latin America.
"We are proud to celebrate 10 years of service and pleased to continue increasing our presence in the market by offering new options for connecting our international hubs in the United States with main destinations in the Dominican Republic,” said Maria Fernanda Price, Delta’s regional manager for the Caribbean. “We have an increased momentum in the market, and we want to thank our customers for showing their preference every day when flying with Delta.”
Delta recently expanded its service from Santiago and Santo Domingo to JFK-New York with four daily flights. Customers from these Dominican cities will enjoy the benefits of the $1.4 billion expansion and enhancement of Terminal 4 at JFK. The new terminal provides increased international access to customers from the Dominican Republic traveling to New York and will offer a state-of-the-art facility to those wishing to visit the Caribbean country.
Delta also connects Santo Domingo to its Atlanta hub with a daily flight. From Atlanta, Dominican travelers have access to more than 950 daily flights to 224 destinations that Delta operates, including nonstop service to 66 international destinations. As part of its commitment to improving customer experience, both in flight and on the ground, Delta made a major investment at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport by building a new international terminal, which opened in spring 2012 and features full Spanish signage throughout the terminal.
Punta Cana is another key tourism destination for Delta customers in the Dominican Republic. Delta offers the convenient frequency of between 14 and 21 weekly flights from Atlanta, depending on the season; one daily service from JFK-New York to Punta Cana; and weekly seasonal flights connecting this leisure destination with Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Detroit and Minneapolis.
Seeking to enhance customer experience, Delta has invested billions of dollars to improve customer on-board service by remodeling its fleet to include the popular Economy Comfort seats on flights to and from the Caribbean, offering complimentary light meals in the Economy cabin, as well as expanding its state-of-the-art entertainment system with a library of over 250 movies, 100 TV programs, 50 hours of HBO, video games and kid-friendly programming*.
About Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines is working to become the best U.S. airline in Latin America and the Caribbean. Its achievements have been recognized with two top distinctions by Latin Trade’s Best of Travel Annual Awards 2014, leading the categories of “Most Improvement Overall” and “Best Partnerships and Alliances”, and being the only U.S. airline in this year’s rankings. Delta was also recognized with the Best Airline to North America award by Prêmio Destaque Companhia de Viagem, by Grupo Companhia. Delta continues to grow in Latin America through its long-term exclusive alliances with GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, Aeroméxico and Aerolíneas Argentinas, committed to building a solid regional footprint, a global network and a better overall experience for customers. Delta provides service to 28 countries and 47 destinations in the region offering over 1,500 weekly flights between Latin America/Caribbean and the U.S. Delta customers can receive real-time, on-the-go travel assistance in Spanish and Portuguese through Twitter channels @DeltaAssist_ES and @DeltaAjuda from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST. Brazilian customers can also access Delta´s dedicated Brazil Facebook page, visiting http://www.facebook.com/DeltaAirLinesBrasil.
Delta Air Lines serves nearly 165 million customers each year. This year, Delta was named the 2014 Airline of the Year by Air Transport World magazine and was named to FORTUNE magazine’s 50 Most Admired Companies, in addition to being named the most admired airline for the third time in four years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 333 destinations in 64 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a newly formed joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on delta.com, Twitter @Delta, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta’s blog takingoff.delta.com.
* In flight entertainment may not be available on all flights.