ATLANTA, June 11, 2014 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) celebrates its 5th anniversary of uninterrupted service to Haiti’s Toussaint Louverture International Airport highlighting the airline’s support to Haiti’s Tourism sector development with seasonal daily flights from Atlanta as well as daily flights from New York’s JFK International Airport.
“Haitians are working diligently to re-build their tourism industry and we are committed to support their growth by including a daily non-stop flight to Port-Au-Prince from Atlanta during summer’s peak season,” said Maria Fernanda Price, Delta’s regional manager for the Caribbean. “This flight which will be expanded to a daily non-stop in December represents a vote of confidence in the success of Haiti as a tourism destination.”
Delta launched its first flight from Atlanta to Port-au-Prince in June 2009. The airline has a broad history in the Caribbean beginning 60 years ago with its first flight to Puerto Rico and expanding to its current schedule with services to almost all major Caribbean islands including Antigua, Aruba, the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.
Delta has invested $3 billion over the last two years to enhance customer experience at all levels. Some of these investments include the new international terminals in Atlanta and JFK, as well as the remodeling of its fleet to include the popular Economy Comfort seats on flights to and from the Caribbean, to offering complimentary light meals in the Economy cabin on selected routes to the Caribbean, 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 top 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 hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City 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.