ATLANTA, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced it will resume service between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Port-au-Prince, Haiti, three times weekly beginning April 3, 2010. Service from JFK to Port-au-Prince will expand to five times weekly, effective June 10.
"As part of a long-standing commitment to the Caribbean basin, Delta looks forward to once again providing multiple travel options that not only connect the tri-state area to Haiti, but will assist in ensuring more access to this region for rebuilding and humanitarian efforts," said James Sarvis, Delta's vice president – International Airport Customer Service.
Delta's previous service between New York-JFK and Haiti started June 20, 2009, but was suspended following the tragic earthquake that struck the country Jan. 12, 2010. As part of its philanthropic efforts, Delta continues to contribute financial and in-kind support to Haiti relief efforts through multiple organizations including CARE, Yele Haiti, the American Red Cross and other organizations.
Delta's schedule between New York-JFK and Port-au-Prince starting April 3:
Flight Departs Arrives Frequency DL 435 New York-JFK at 9 a.m. Port-au-Prince at 12:08 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Saturday (and Tuesday, Friday, effective June 10) DL 436 Port-au-Prince at New York-JFK at 6:10 p.m. Monday, 1:20 p.m. Thursday, Saturday (and Tuesday, Friday, effective June 10)
Due to aircraft weight and balance limitations, all customers will be permitted one carry-on bag and one personal item, as well as two checked pieces of luggage on flights into Port-au-Prince free of charge, unless prior arrangements have been made. Excess and overweight luggage charges will apply. Detailed information on baggage allotments and fees is available on delta.com.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. With its unsurpassed global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 367 destinations in 66 countries on six continents. Delta employs more than 70,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of nearly 800 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France KLM. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 16,000 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, the world's largest airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.
SOURCE Delta Air Lines