ATLANTA, May 19, 2008 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will continue its industry-leading expansion between the United States and the Middle East with new nonstop service from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Kuwait City, Kuwait, beginning Nov. 7, 2008.

The Kuwait flight strengthens Delta’s leadership position in the region, complementing existing service from Atlanta to Dubai and Tel Aviv; from New York-JFK to Istanbul and Tel Aviv; and new service from New York-JFK to Cairo (starting June 5) and Amman (starting June 6).
Kuwait is the fourth richest country in the world and the only major destination in the Middle East not served by Delta.  For a limited time, Delta will offer an introductory, one-way fare of $599* on flights between Atlanta and Kuwait. (*Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply.  Round trip purchase required.  See below for details.)

Additionally, based on its continued success in the Dubai market, Delta in October will increase to daily its flights between Atlanta and Dubai, Delta started service to Dubai in May 2007 with five weekly frequencies, which it recently increased to six per week.

“Traffic between the United States and the Middle East is one of the fastest growing regions in aviation,” said Glen Hauenstein, executive vice president – Network and Revenue Management.  “With 37 weekly frequencies, Delta now offers more service to the Middle East than all other U.S. carriers combined so, when your plans call for travel to the Middle East, Delta is ready when you are.”
Delta operates the world’s largest passenger hub in Atlanta giving travelers the most choices from Kuwait and Dubai to points in the United States and beyond into the Americas.
Passengers on Delta’s flights between Atlanta and Kuwait, Dubai and Tel Aviv travel on Boeing 777-200ER aircraft while flights between New York-JFK and Istanbul, Amman, Cairo and Tel Aviv operate on Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. Customers traveling in Delta’s award-winning BusinessElite cabin enjoy all-leather sleeper seats with 60 inches of legroom, innovative food offerings designed by celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein, on-demand personal in-seat entertainment, as well as upgraded pillow, duvet cover and amenity kit. Economy class customers also enjoy all-leather economy seats, amenity kits and recently enhanced food offerings.

On flights to and from Dubai, Kuwait, Cairo and Amman Delta’s service also features Arabic-speaking flight attendants, in-flight movies with Arabic subtitles, as well as Halal meal options in BusinessElite and Middle Eastern selections in economy.  Delta’s flights to and from Tel Aviv feature Hebrew-speaking flight attendants, as well as Kosher meal options.

The Middle East is a key component of Delta’s international expansion. Since 2005, Delta has added 58 new international destinations to its network.  Delta is now the leading carrier across the Atlantic with 37 destinations, more than any other airline.

Delta’s new nonstop service between Atlanta and Kuwait is scheduled as follows:

Flight Departs Arrives Effective Frequency
DL 158 Atlanta at 9:50 p.m. Kuwait at 7:05 p.m. (next day) Nov. 7, 2008 Four times per week
DL 159 Kuwait at 11:30 p.m. Atlanta at 7 a.m. (next day) Nov. 8, 2008 Four times per week

Delta’s increased nonstop service between Atlanta and Dubai is scheduled as follows:

Flight Departs Arrives Effective Frequency
DL8 Atlanta at 9:00 p.m. Dubai at 7:05 p.m. (next day) Oct. 6, 2008 Daily
DL7 Dubai at 11:35 p.m. Atlanta at 6:50 a.m. (next day) Oct. 7, 2008 Daily

Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 305 destinations in 58 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 38 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 478 weekly flights to 58 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on nearly 16,409 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 474 worldwide destinations in 104 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at

+Service subject to foreign government approval.

Terms and conditions
Fare shown is available at Tickets cost $25 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: Fare shown is one-way. Round-trip purchase is required. Tickets must be purchased no later than June 6, 2008. Travel Period: Travel may begin November 7, 2008 through December 11, 2008 and must be completed by January 11, 2009. Blackout Dates: None. Fare Validity: Fare is valid only in the Economy (Coach) cabin via nonstop flights operated by Delta Air Lines. Minimum Stay: Saturday night. Maximum Stay: 1 month, or through January 11, 2009, whichever is earlier. 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. 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. 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 for details. Miscellaneous: Fares, taxes, fees, rules, and offers are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. ©2008 Delta Air Lines, Inc.

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