LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23, 2007 – Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) customers worldwide will enjoy new connections to two of Hawaii’s major islands as the airline adds nonstop flights between its Los Angeles gateway and Lihue on the island of Kauai and Kona on the “Big Island” of Hawaii, effective June 5, 2008. With the additional flights, Los Angeles will continue to serve as Delta’s largest gateway to Hawaii with five daily round-trip flights from southern California to four of Hawaii’s major destinations.
“The addition of flights to Lihue and Kona marks another step in Delta’s efforts to establish the world’s broadest network of destinations for our customers,” said Glen Hauenstein, Delta’s executive vice president – Network Planning and Revenue Management. “These newest destinations will allow customers to explore the beaches of the Coconut Coast while enjoying the beauty of the Garden Island or snorkeling off the sandy shores of the Kohala coast, all with convenient flight connections through our growing Los Angeles gateway.”
Flights will be available for sale to customers today at delta.com and via other ticketing channels, based on the following flight schedules:
Delta’s new service between Los Angeles and Kona, effective June 5, 2008
|1767||Los Angeles at 12:15 p.m.||Kona at 2:50 p.m.||Daily|
|1768||Kona at 8:50 p.m.||Los Angeles at 5:10 a.m.*||Daily|
Delta’s new service between Los Angeles and Lihue, effective June 5, 2008
|1735||Los Angeles at 12:00 p.m.||Lihue at 2:50 p.m.||Daily|
|1736||Lihue at 8:50 p.m.||Los Angeles at 5:20 a.m.*||Daily|
*Flight arrives the following day
To celebrate the addition of these new routes, Delta is offering a one-way special fare of $299* from Los Angeles to Kona and $299* between Los Angeles and Lihue (both are based on a round-trip purchase) for travel through Aug. 5, 2008. Customers should act fast as availability is limited and tickets at these fares must be purchased by Oct. 29, 2007. Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply. See below for details. Fares are available immediately via delta.com. Cargo customers also can book cargo shipments online at the new deltacargo.com.
In addition to flights between Hawaii and Los Angeles, Delta also offers customers nonstop service to Hawaii from Atlanta and Salt Lake City. With next summer’s schedule, Delta plans to offer customers a total of nine daily round-trip flights between its mainland gateways and the Hawaiian islands.
Flights will be operated with a mix of Boeing 757-200, 767-300 and 767-400 aircraft seating between 178 and 277 passengers. All Delta flights between the mainland and Hawaii feature First Class and Economy Class service.
Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 310 destinations in 54 countries. Since 2005, Delta has added more international capacity than all other major U.S. airlines combined and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 36 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 400 weekly flights to 53 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 475 worldwide destinations in 104 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.
*Restrictions: Fares shown are 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 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 at least 30 days prior to departure, but no later than October 29, 2007. See delta.com for online ticket purchase requirements and restrictions. Travel Period: Travel must be completed by August 5, 2008. Blackout Dates: June 27, 29, and July 5, 2008. Fare Validity: Fares are valid in the Economy (Coach) cabin on nonstop Delta flights only. Travel is not valid on Saturdays. Minimum Stay: Three nights. Maximum Stay: 60 Days. 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 delta.com 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. For travel to/from Hawaii, fares do not include U.S. International Air Transportation Tax of up to $15.00 round-trip. 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. Offers subject to change and void where prohibited by law. Special offers issued at delta.com may not be applied to or combined with other Delta fares or offers. Other restrictions may apply. ©2007 Delta Air Lines, Inc.