ATLANTA, Sept. 28, 2007 – For the first time ever, Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) customers can now book convenient nonstop flights between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Shanghai, China, for service beginning March 30, 2008*. Delta today published fares and schedules for the first-ever nonstop flights offered by any airline between China and the Southeastern United States.
“Delta is ready and excited to connect the world’s largest airline hub in Atlanta to Shanghai, the fast-growing cultural and economic capital of China,” said Bob Cortelyou, Delta’s senior vice president – Network Planning. “We have strategically scheduled flight times between Atlanta and Shanghai to ensure optimal connections for customers from throughout the United States and from our large international connecting network, especially in Latin America.”
Flights will be operated daily using Boeing 777 aircraft in a two-class configuration featuring BusinessElite, Delta’s award-winning business class service. Flights will depart Atlanta and Shanghai* as follows:
|19||Atlanta at 10:15 a.m.||Shanghai at 1:55 p.m. (next day)||March 30, 2008||Daily|
|18||Shanghai at 3:55 p.m.||Atlanta at 6:35 p.m.||March 31, 2008||Daily|
To celebrate the new gateway between China and the Southeast, Delta is offering a one-way special fare of $599 from Atlanta to Shanghai (based on a round-trip purchase) for travel through June 30, 2008. However, customers should act fast as availability is limited and tickets at these fares must be purchased by Oct. 11, 2007. Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply. Fare will be $20 higher if purchased from Delta over the telephone, or at an airport or city ticket office. See below for details. Fares are available immediately via delta.com. Cargo customers also can book cargo shipments online at the new deltacargo.com.
Delta Air Lines operates service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 315 destinations in 54 countries. Since 2005, Delta has added more international capacity than all other major U.S. airlines combined and is a leader across the Atlantic with flights to 36 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers nearly 400 weekly flights to 54 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on nearly 15,000 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 477 worldwide destinations in 103 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.
Restrictions: Fare shown is available for purchase on delta.com. Tickets cost $20 more if purchased from Delta over the telephone, or at an airport or city ticket office, and this amount is nonrefundable. Travel agents may impose an additional service charge for ticketing. Tickets are non-transferable. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights or in all markets. Tickets: Fare shown is one-way. Round-trip purchase is required. Tickets must be purchased within 3 days after reservations are made, but no later than October 11, 2007. See delta.com for online ticket purchase requirements and restrictions. Travel Period: Travel may begin on or after March 30, 2008 and on or before June 30, 2008. Travel must be completed by July 30, 2008. Blackout Dates: None. Fare Validity: Fare is valid in the Economy (Coach) cabin on Delta flights only. Minimum Stay: Saturday night. Maximum Stay: 30 days. Cancellations/Refunds/Changes: Fare is nonrefundable. Delta may permit you to apply a portion of the fare value to future travel upon payment of applicable fees and fare difference, otherwise the ticket will have no value. Fees may apply for downgrades/reissues and itinerary changes. Delta may allow you to cancel certain electronic tickets until midnight of the day after purchase (or midnight of the departure date of the first flight, whichever comes first) without penalty if purchased at the time of reservation directly from Delta. Contact a Delta agent or visit delta.com for details. Taxes/Fees: Fare does not include a $3.40 Federal Excise Tax, Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $4.50 for each flight segment, or the September 11th Security Fee of up to $2.50 for each flight segment. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. International fares do not include U.S. International Air Transportation Tax of up to $30.20 and U.S. and foreign user, inspection, security or other similarly based charges, fees or taxes of up to $280, depending on itinerary. These taxes and fees are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is purchased. Miscellaneous: Fare and rules are subject to change without notice. It is the responsibility of the passenger to be in possession of all necessary documentation (e.g. valid passport, visa where applicable) at the time of departure from origin. Delta reserves the right to deny boarding to passengers without the proper documentation. Other restrictions may apply. ©2007 Delta Air Lines, Inc.