NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2008 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced the extension of its special promotion with US Helicopter for service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and two heliports in Manhattan.
Customers in domestic flights in Economy Class to or from its hub at JFK will continue to enjoy a discounted one-way fare of $45* from the published fare of $159* for US Helicopter Airport Shuttle Service. The extended offer will be valid for tickets purchased after Nov.1, 2008 and is valid for travel through Dec. 31, 2008. *Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply; additional details are listed below.
A one-way flight on US Helicopter is complimentary** when purchasing eligible First class, Business Class or unrestricted Economy tickets. **Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply; details are included below.
US Helicopter operates 27 daily flights, Monday through Friday, connecting the Downtown Manhattan Heliport near Wall Street or the East 34th Street Heliport in Midtown Manhattan with Delta’s Terminal 3, Gate 11 at JFK. Customers can book via delta.com, through Delta Reservations at (800) 221-1212, or through your travel agent.
Eligible Delta passengers will enjoy the convenience and ease of US Helicopter service, including:
- Eight-minute1 travel time between New York City Heliports in Midtown and Downtown Manhattan and JFK, with flights operating 27 times daily;
- Federally regulated TSA security clearance at NYC Heliports before arriving at JFK for departing flights; customers land inside the secure area of JFK, which means TSA security screening is not required again at the airport for Delta Air Lines flights;
- Convenient check-in and boarding passes to final destinations (for both domestic and international travelers departing from and arriving in Manhattan); and
- Baggage check to final destination (for passengers traveling to and from Manhattan).
US Helicopter (OTC Bulletin Board: USHP) is the first scheduled airline helicopter service between Manhattan, JFK and Newark Airports in more than two decades. Presently, US Helicopter operates 260 weekly flights to/from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, Atlantic Metroport at East 34th Street, JFK International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, as well as service to/from Downtown Manhattan Heliport and Bridgeport Sikorsky Memorial Airport serving Fairfield and New Haven counties.
Founded in 2003, US Helicopter provides scheduled, reliable, fast and affordable helicopter transportation designed to meet the needs of time-sensitive business travelers. All flights utilize state-of-the-art Sikorsky S-76 helicopters configured for eight passengers and staffed with two pilots. US Helicopter Scheduled Airline Service is designed for business travelers… “because you’re too important to wait.” For more information, visit www.flyush.com.
Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 287 destinations in 58 countries. Delta has added more international capacity than any major U.S. airline during the last two years and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 42 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers 315 weekly flights to 43 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 16,000 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 500 worldwide destinations in 105 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and flight status at delta.com.
Terms and Conditions:
Fares available at delta.com. Tickets cost $25 more if purchased from Delta over the phone, or at a Delta ticket counter, and this amount is nonrefundable. Tickets cost $25 more if purchased from USH over the phone.
*The USH nonrefundable fare shown includes Federal Tax of 7.5%. The following fees are not included: Federal segment fees of up to $7.00, Sept. 11th security fee of up to $5.00, and passenger facility charges of up to $4.50.
**Complimentary USH ticket requires payment of Federal segment fees of up to $7.00, September 11th security fee of up to $5.00, and passenger facility charges of up to $4.50.
Discounted one-way rate of $45 is valid for tickets purchased on DL code with fare basis beginning with B, M or H and valid for Domestic and International flights originating or terminating at the heliport (TSS, JRB) traveling via JFK. Offer valid for tickets purchased on or after Nov. 1, 2008 through Dec. 31, 2008. Valid for travel Nov. 1, 2008 through Dec. 31, 2008. Origin or termination point must be JRB or TSS, via JFK. Complimentary one-way or round-trip helicopter service is included when purchasing a qualifying round trip or one way Premium ticket (designated by fare basis code beginning with F, A, J, D or Y) on Delta (DL) booked nonstop flights connecting to the helicopter via JFK. Offers not valid for point to point fares between JRB or TSS and JFK. If adding a helicopter segment to an itinerary which has already been ticketed, the fare must be recalculated from origin to destination including the heliport (JRB, TSS) and the ticket must be reissued subject to any applicable fees or charges. Seats are limited. Code share flights are eligible when booked as a Delta (DL) flight. Additional restrictions may apply. Offers subject to change without notice. Helicopter service is available only on weekdays (excluding holidays).
1 Average actual flight time is eight minutes or less.