NEW YORK, April 21, 2008 – Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) customers traveling to or from New York City have more convenient ways to book time-saving US Helicopter service between downtown Manhattan or 34th Street and John F. Kennedy International Airport. Through a new codeshare agreement, travel agents can now book Delta customers on US Helicopter via the major global distribution systems, and customers can book directly at delta.com. Delta SkyMiles members earn 500 miles for each booking.
Delta’s on-the-go travelers enjoy unrivaled benefits of US Helicopter service including:
- Approximate eight-minute1 travel time between New York City Heliports in midtown and downtown Manhattan and JFK’s Gate 11 in Terminal 3;
- Federally regulated TSA security clearance at NYC Heliports before arriving at JFK for departing flights; routine TSA security screening is not required again at JFK;
- Convenient check-in and boarding passes to final destinations for both domestic and international travelers departing from and arriving in Manhattan;
- Baggage check to final destination for passengers traveling both to and from Manhattan; and
- Convenient and efficient booking through Delta for the customer’s entire itinerary.
“Delta is committed to giving our New York City customers convenient access to the world right from our JFK hub, and we’re always looking for ways to respect their busy schedules,” said Brian Rutter, Delta’s director of Sales and Marketing for New York City. “US Helicopter is a great choice for our globe-trotting customer as it reduces their travel time and expedites the check-in process especially for international flights.”
Ticket prices for US Helicopter begin at $159* one way, plus additional taxes and fees. US Helicopter transportation is complimentary with the purchase of an applicable Delta international BusinessElite® ticket** to and from Africa, Brazil, Europe, India, and Israel and is valid for travel through Dec. 31, 2008. US Helicopter offers 27*** weekday daily flights between JFK and Manhattan, which make connecting to Delta’s arrivals and departures at JFK convenient and efficient. US helicopter flights are scheduled Monday through Friday, excluding holidays:
|JFK Airport - Downtown Manhattan Heliport (JRB)||Downtown Manhattan Heliport (JRB) - JFK Airport|
|Kennedy Airport - East 34th St. Heliport (TSS)||East 34th St. Heliport (TSS) - Kennedy Airport|
Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 306 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 37 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 500 weekly flights to 57 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 841 worldwide destinations in 162 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.
1 Average actual flight time is eight minutes or less.
Terms & Conditions
*The USH non-refundable fare shown includes Federal Tax of 7.5%. The following fees are not included: Federal segment fees of up to $3.50, September 11th security fee of up to $5.00 and passenger facility charges of up to $4.50. Tickets cost $25 more if purchased from Delta over the phone, or at a Delta ticket counter, and this amount is nonrefundable. Seats are limited.
**Complimentary helicopter service is included when purchasing applicable published through fares as described in the following. Origin or termination point must be JRB or TSS, via JFK, to receive the published through fare. Offer is not valid for point to point fares between JRB or TSS and JFK. All tickets must be purchased and travel must be completed by Dec. 31, 2008. Offer valid for tickets purchased on or after April 15, 2008. Valid only on nonstop flights between JFK and international destinations when purchasing a qualifying Business Class fare (designated by fare basis code beginning with C, D or J excluding Government/Industry Discounted fares). Round-trip purchase not required. Codeshare flights are eligible when booked as a Delta (DL) flight. Mexico, Central America and Caribbean destinations are excluded. Additional restrictions apply. Offer subject to change without notice.
*** Helicopter service is available only on weekdays (excluding holidays). Service also is provided to Bridgeport, CT and Newark International Airport, but it cannot be booked through Delta at this time.