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Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will continue expanding its network in Latin America with service from its largest hub in Atlanta to Medellin and Cartagena, Colombia starting Dec. 19, 2015. The flights are now for sale on delta.com.

Delta's Atlanta to Medellin schedule will operate as follows:

Flight Number

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

Effective

DL 983

Atlanta (ATL) at 5:30 p.m.

Medellin (MDE) at 10:10 p.m.

Daily

Dec. 19, 2015

DL 982

Medellin (MDE) at 7:40 a.m.

Atlanta (ATL) at 12:54 p.m.

Daily

Dec. 19, 2015

Delta's Atlanta to Cartagena schedule will operate as follows:

Flight Number

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

Effective

DL 989

Atlanta (ATL) at 9:45 a.m.

Cartagena (CTG) at 1:50 p.m.

Wednesday,

Saturday,

Sunday

Dec. 19, 2015

DL 984

Cartagena (CTG) at 2:50 p.m.

Atlanta (ATL) at 7:10 p.m.

Wednesday,

Saturday,

Sunday

Dec. 19, 2015

"Delta wants to be the best U.S. airline in Latin America by providing a comprehensive route network that meets our customers' needs, whether they want to relax by the beach or do business around the world," said Nicolas Ferri, Delta's vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean. "Our new routes in Colombia are the latest in a series of enhancements and a sign of our steadfast commitment to our customers in Latin America and the Caribbean."

Subject to government approval, the new flights complement Delta's nonstop service from Bogota to Atlanta and New York. The new ATL-MDE route will operate using 124-seat Boeing 737-700 aircraft, and the ATL-CTG service will operate using 160-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

The route between Atlanta and Medellin will provide customers one-stop access to more than 200 destinations from Delta's largest hub, including key business destinations in Europe like London, Madrid, Paris and more. The Atlanta-Cartagena route presents customers with access to the Colombian Caribbean and its unique coastal cities.

Customers traveling to and from Medellin and Cartagena will benefit from an enhanced experience at the Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which features full Spanish signage throughout the airport. From the state-of-the-art terminal, travelers have access to Delta's more than 900 peak-day flights, including nonstop service to 62 international destinations.

Customers also have access to real-time support before, during and after travel via Delta's Twitter channels in English, @DeltaAssist, and in Spanish, @DeltaAssist_ES, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST.

About Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines is working to be 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 continues to grow in Latin America through its long-term exclusive alliances with GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes, Aeromexico and Aerolineas Argentinas, and is committed to building a solid regional footprint thus enhancing its global network and offering a better overall experience for its customers. Delta provides service to 30 countries and 53 destinations in the region offering over 1,600 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 more than 170 million customers each year. Delta was named to FORTUNE magazine's top 50 World's Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the fourth time in five years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for four consecutive years, a first for any airline. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 321 destinations in 58 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 key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle 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.

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