ATLANTA, March 25, 2008 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) continues its expansion in the Caribbean with new daily nonstop service from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to Santiago, Dominican Republic, starting on Dec. 20, 2008.*
Santiago is one of the main cultural and educational centers of the Dominican Republic, as well as a thriving industrial zone for rum, textile and leather goods manufacturing. It is located in the Cibao Valley, the wealthiest region per capita in the country.
New Atlanta-Santiago service complements Delta’s existing nonstop service between Atlanta and Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata and Punta Cana. With approximately 1,000 flights a day, Atlanta provides the best connecting options for customers traveling between the U.S. and the Dominican Republic.
“Delta continues to open new routes in the Caribbean, and this new service to Santiago is an extension of the growing network of destinations available to business and leisure passengers,” said Christophe Didier, vice president of Sales and Government Affairs for Latin America and the Caribbean for Delta.
Delta’s schedule between Atlanta and Santiago, Dominican Republic:
|DL501||Atlanta at 10:25 a.m.||Santiago at 2:33 p.m.||Daily|
|DL502||Santiago at 3:35 p.m.||Atlanta at 6:18 p.m.||Daily|
To celebrate the new service to Santiago, Delta is offering a special one-way introductory fare of $249** for travel beginning Jan. 8, 2009. Customers should act fast, as the fare is only available until April 8, 2008. The fare is one-way based on round-trip purchase.** Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply. Additional details are below.
Delta’s expanded nonstop service to the Dominican Republic is part of a series of more than 40 new routes added or announced by Delta in the last year a part of the largest international expansion in the airline’s history.
Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 315 destinations in 59 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 36 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 650 weekly flights to 65 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on nearly 14,000 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 744 worldwide destinations in 151 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.
*Subject to foreign government approval.
**Terms and Conditions: Fare shown is available at delta.com. Tickets cost $20 more if purchased from Delta over the phone, or at a Delta ticket counter, and this amount is nonrefundable. Tickets are nontransferable. Seats are limited. Tickets: Tickets must be purchased within 3 days after reservations are made, but no later than April 8, 2008. Travel Period: Travel may begin on or after January 8, 2009, and must be completed by March 5, 2009. Blackout Dates: To Santiag 2/14-17/09; from Santiag 2/22-24/09. Fare Validity: Fare is valid in the Economy (Coach) cabin on Delta flights only. Fare shown is valid Monday through Thursday, while higher fares apply for travel Friday through Sunday. Minimum Stay: None. Maximum Stay: Travel must be completed by March 5, 2009. Cancellations/Refunds/Changes: Tickets are nonrefundable except in accordance with Delta’s cancellation policy. Fees may apply for downgrades/reissues and itinerary changes. Contact a Delta agent or visit delta.com for details. Taxes/Fees: A $3.50 Federal Excise Tax, Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $4.50 for each flight segment, and the September 11th Security Fee of up to $2.50 for each flight segment are not included. International fares do not include U.S. International Air Transportation Tax of up to $30.80 and U.S. and foreign user, inspection, security or other similarly based charges, fees or taxes of up to $299, depending on itinerary. Taxes and fees must be paid when the ticket is purchased. Miscellaneous: Fares, taxes, fees, rules, and offers are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. ©2008 Delta Air Lines, Inc.