Delta to Add Service to ILG|
WILMINGTON, Del., March 23, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Delaware -- the United States' first state -- is set to become the 50th state to enjoy non-stop air service from Delta Air Lines. Effective June 29, Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines will add two daily non-stop flights between Delta's largest hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Wilmington, Del., making Delta the only airline to offer customers service to all 50 states. ``Delta is proud to become the only airline to offer our customers service in every state of the country where they live, play and do business'' said Bob Cortelyou, vice president - Network Planning. ``As we restructure our network to better meet customers' needs for domestic and international travel, Delta customers can count on us to take them to more places at home and abroad than any other U.S. airline thanks to the reach and convenience of our increasingly global network.'' In addition to offering service to 50 states, Delta also holds the distinction of being the largest airline in the United States in terms of domestic destinations served with flights planned to more than 240 domestic destinations with the July 2006 schedule. Delta's new service between Atlanta and Wilmington, which will be operated using quiet and comfortable 40-seat Bombardier CRJ aircraft, will be available for sale today at delta.com. The flights are scheduled as follows: Delta's new non-stop service between Atlanta and Wilmington, Delaware, effective June 29, 2006Flight Departs Arrives 4807 Atlanta at 1:20 p.m. Wilmington at 3:20 p.m. 4808 Atlanta at 6:40 p.m. Wilmington at 8:41 p.m. 4806 Wilmington at 6:40 a.m. Atlanta at 8:40 a.m. 4807 Wilmington at 3:50 p.m. Atlanta at 5:50 p.m.To celebrate its newest route, Delta is offering special introductory airfares for travel via Atlanta to Wilmington, Del., between June 29 and August 15, 2006. Some blackout dates apply and tickets must be purchased by April 11, 2006. See below for important restrictions. Sample one-way introductory airfares(a), based on a roundtrip purchase, between Wilmington and . . .Atlanta $129 Orlando $79 New Orleans $99 Dallas/Ft. Worth $139 San Diego $149 Houston $149(a) Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply. Fares shown are available only for purchase on delta.com or from a travel agent. See below for more details. Delta's flagship hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world's largest airline hub. With its summer 2006 schedule, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers will offer more than 1,000 daily departures to more than 240 non-stop destinations from Atlanta -- more non-stop flights and destinations than any airline hub in the world. Delta's Atlanta hub is the fastest growing international gateway in the United States, with more than 24 new international markets announced since September 2005. Delta also continues to expand the number of domestic destinations it serves from Atlanta, including 19 non-stop destinations added or announced since September 2005. This December, Delta will make history in Atlanta again as it enters a new continent from the hub for the first time since 1997 with new service to Dakar, Senegal and Johannesburg, South Africa (via Dakar) (subject to foreign government approvals). Other recently announced non-stop routes from Atlanta planned for June include Atlantic City, N.J., Aguadilla and Ponce, Puerto Rico, Calgary, Canada, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Bangor, Maine, and Traverse City, Mich. Separately today Delta also announced new non-stop service between Atlanta and Southern Pines/Pinehurst, N.C. Delta Air Lines is one of the world's fastest growing international carriers with more than 50 new international routes added or announced in the last year. Delta offers daily flights to 503 destinations in 94 countries on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. In summer 2006, Delta plans to offer customers more destinations and departures between the U.S., Europe, India and Israel than any global airline(b), including service on 11 new transatlantic routes from its Atlanta and New York-JFK hubs. Delta also is a major carrier to Mexico, South and Central America and the Caribbean, with more than 35 routes announced, added or applied to serve since Jan. 1, 2005. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 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. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com. (b) From the U.S., based on July 2006 OAG. A portion of travel for some itineraries may be on the Delta Connection carriers: Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Chautauqua, Comair, Freedom Airlines, Shuttle America, and SkyWest. Restrictions: Fares shown are available for purchase only on delta.com or from your travel agent. Tickets cost $10 more if purchased from Delta over the telephone or $15 more if purchased at an airport or city ticket office, and these amounts are nonrefundable. Travel agents may impose an additional service charge for ticketing. Tickets are non-transferable. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights or in all markets. Tickets: Fares shown are one-way. Round-trip purchase is required. Tickets must be purchased at least 21 days prior to departure, but no later than April 11, 2006. See delta.com for online ticket purchase requirements and restrictions. Travel Period: Travel may begin on or after June 29, 2006 and must be completed by August 15, 2006. Blackout Dates: Travel is not permitted June 30 and July 9, 2006. Fare Validity: Fares are valid in the Economy (Coach) cabin on Delta/Delta Connection carrier flights only. All travel to/from Orlando, FL, Houston, TX (Intercontinental Airport only), Dallas/Ft. Worth TX, San Diego, CA, and New Orleans, LA must be via Atlanta, GA. Minimum Stay: One night. Maximum Stay: August 15, 2006. Cancellations/Refunds/Changes: Fares are nonrefundable. Delta may permit you to apply a portion of the fare value to future travel upon payment of applicable fees and fare difference, otherwise the ticket will have no value. Delta may allow you to cancel certain electronic tickets until midnight of the day after purchase (or midnight of the departure date of the first flight, whichever comes first) without penalty if purchased at the time of reservation directly from Delta. Contact a Delta agent or visit delta.com for details. Taxes/Fees: Fares do not include a $3.30 Federal Excise Tax which will be imposed on each flight segment in the passenger's ticketed itinerary. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. Fares do not include Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $18.00, depending on itinerary or September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 per round-trip. These taxes and fees are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is purchased. Miscellaneous: Fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. (c) 2006 Delta Air Lines, Inc.