NEW YORK, June 28, 2007 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will continue its successful international expansion from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport with five new nonstop flights to Central America and the Caribbean. The new flights are scheduled to begin between Dec. 13, 2007 and February 2008, and mark Delta’s largest expansion into the region from New York.

The new nonstop routes include New York-JFK to:

  • Panama City, Panama, effective Dec. 13, 2007*
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala, effective Dec. 14, 2007*
  • Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago , effective Dec. 20, 2007*
  • Liberia, Costa Rica, effective Feb. 16, 2008*
  • San Jose, Costa Rica, effective Feb. 15, 2008*

“New York-JFK is Delta’s leading international gateway, and these new flights will serve the almost five million Latin Americans who have made this city their second home,” said Glen Hauenstein, executive vice president and chief of Network and Revenue Management. “At JFK, we have grown more than 80 percent in the last year. These new flights expand our existing JFK service to Latin America and the Caribbean, in addition to offering passengers flying into New York convenient connections to Delta’s nonstop service to Europe and India.”

To celebrate these new flights from JFK, Delta is offering special one-way fares (round-trip purchase is required). Customers should act fast, however, as tickets must be purchased by July 12, with travel completed by April 30, 2008.

Guatemala City, Guatemala
Liberia, Costa Rica
Panama City, Panama
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
San Jose, Costa Rica

Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply. Fares shown are available for purchase only on or from a travel agent. See below for more details. For schedules, please visit

Delta’s new nonstop service between JFK and Central America and the Caribbean is the latest in a series of new routes that have boosted Delta to operate the most departures to the most destinations from New York-JFK. Recent expansion has included new nonstop service from New York-JFK to London-Gatwick; Accra, Ghana; and Mumbai, India, in addition to a significant expansion of service from JFK to key markets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. To support the continued growth of the JFK hub, Delta has invested more than $40 million in renovations to its Terminal 2 and 3 facilities at JFK. Recently completed refurbishments to include the addition of a new, dedicated BusinessElite check-in area in Terminal 2, refreshing facilities in Delta’s BusinessElite lounge and Crown Room Clubs, and adding new international check-in kiosks throughout the facility.

In May, Delta also announced a relationship with US Helicopter Corporation to provide customers convenient access to US Helicopter’s frequent helicopter service that operates between two New York City heliports and Gate 11 at JFK Terminal 3.

Delta offers customers more flights to more destinations from New York City's two preferred airports combined – John F. Kennedy International and New York-LaGuardia – than any other airline. At LaGuardia, Delta operates the city's leading Shuttle product to Boston and Washington, D.C., in addition to nonstop Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 27 other destinations. At New York-JFK, Delta operates a major international and domestic hub with 192 peak-day departures to 81 worldwide destinations, including nonstop service to 35 international destinations.

Delta Air Lines offers customers service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 332 destinations in 57 countries. With more than 60 new international routes introduced in the last year, Delta has added more international capacity than all other U.S. airlines combined and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 36 trans-Atlantic destinations. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers nearly 700 weekly flights to 63 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 479 worldwide destinations in 105 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at

*Subject to foreign government approval

A portion of travel for some itineraries may be on the Delta Connection® carriers: Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Big Sky Airlines, Chautauqua, Comair, ExpressJet Airlines, Freedom Airlines,  and Shuttle America; SkyTeam partners: Continental Airlines, and Northwest Airlines; or Delta codeshare partners: Horizon Air Industries, Mesaba, Pinnacle Airlines, and Regional Airlines.

Restrictions: Fares shown are available for purchase only on or from your travel agent. Tickets cost $10 more if purchased from Delta over the telephone or $15 more if purchased at an airport or city ticket office, and these amounts are nonrefundable. Travel agents may impose an additional service charge for ticketing. Tickets are nontransferable. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights or in all markets. Tickets: Fares shown are one-way. Round-trip purchase is required. Tickets must be purchased within 72 hours after reservations are made, but no later than July 12, 2007. See for online ticket purchase requirements and restrictions. Travel Period: Travel must be completed by April 30, 2008. Blackout Dates: From the U.S.: 12/19-12/24, 12/26-12/27, 3/29-4/1, 4/6-4/9; to the U.S.: 1/2-1/6; 3/30-4/2, 4/7-4/9. Fare Validity: Fares are valid in the Economy (Coach) cabin on Delta/Delta Connection carrier and certain codeshare partner flights only. Minimum Stay: To Port of Spain: 3 nights; to all other destinations: Saturday night. Maximum Stay: 30 days or April 30, 2008, whichever is earlier. Cancellations/Refunds/Changes: Fares are 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 for details. Taxes/Fees: Fares do 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: Fares 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.

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