ATLANTA, June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today welcomed Romania's flag carrier, TAROM, as the newest member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. With TAROM's entrance, Delta customers immediately gain the ability to earn and redeem SkyMiles on TAROM flights, as well as access to 11 additional destinations not offered by other SkyTeam airlines including: Iasi, Cluj-Napoca, Constanta and Timisoara, Romania and Chisinau, Moldova.
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"Improving our customers' access to important commercial regions in Europe continues to be a key focus for SkyTeam," said Delta CEO Richard Anderson. "The addition of Romania's national airline to SkyTeam adds a number of destinations unique to our alliance and strengthens our presence within Central and Eastern Europe by building on the comprehensive networks already offered by our SkyTeam partners Aeroflot and Czech Airlines."
Delta customers traveling to Romania already benefit from numerous travel options thanks to Delta's joint venture with Air France-KLM and codeshare agreement with SkyTeam partner, Czech Airlines. Passengers may connect to Bucharest on flights operated by Air France and KLM on a single codeshare ticket from cities throughout Delta's U.S. network via Paris CDG and Amsterdam Schiphol or Prague. Additionally, for customers traveling on a SkyTeam round-the-world pass, TAROM operates service to a further 17 trans-Atlantic destinations served nonstop by Delta to the United States, offering greater choice and flexibility when planning itineraries.
SkyTeam is a global airline alliance providing customers from member airlines access to an extensive global network with more destinations, more frequencies and more connectivity. Passengers can earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles throughout the SkyTeam network. SkyTeam member airlines offer customers over 415 lounges worldwide. The thirteen members are: Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, TAROM Romanian Air Transport and Vietnam Airlines. SkyTeam offers its 395 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 13,000 daily flights to 898 destinations in 169 countries. SkyTeam celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2010. www.skyteam.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 368 destinations in 66 countries on six continents. Delta employs more than 70,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 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 13,000 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 45 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.
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