Port-au-Prince, Haiti November 4, 2011 – Delta Air Lines (NSE: DAL) announced today it will be offering free sandwiches and cookies on its service between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Port-au-Prince (PAP), Haiti.
"We continue building on our offer to the Caribbean basin; aside from offering multiple travel options that connect the tri-state area to Haiti, we will now become one of the few airlines to provide complimentary meals to passengers on this route,” said Nicolas Ferri, vice president – Latin America & Caribbean.
Delta began offering service between New York-JFK and Haiti in 2009. Even though the service was suspended temporarily following the tragic earthquake that struck the country Jan. 12, 2010, it was reinstated in March 2010 with five flights per week. As part of its philanthropic efforts, Delta was heavily involved through financial contributions and in-kind support to Haiti relief efforts through multiple organizations including CARE, Yele Haiti, the American Red Cross and other organizations.
Additionally, 11 specially selected Delta volunteers will travel to Leogane, Haiti in early November with 400 additional volunteers from across the U.S. for the Habitat's 2011 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. During this trip, the Delta volunteers will donate their personal vacation time to build 100 houses 18 miles outside of Port-au-Prince, the epicenter of the 2010 earthquake.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year, and was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in its 2011 World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 338 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $2 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.