Delta Air Lines (ticker: DAL, exchange: NYSE Archipelago Exchange (.N))
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Delta to Launch First Trans-Atlantic Flight From Salt Lake City With New Non-stop Service to ParisNew flight positions Delta as the only U.S. carrier to operate non-stop service to French capital from the western United StatesSALT LAKE CITY, Aug 23, 2007 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), building on the continued success of the largest international expansion in its history, will offer customers the convenience of non-stop service between Paris and its growing Salt Lake City hub beginning in 2008. The flights, operated in cooperation with SkyTeam partner Air France, will be the first trans-Atlantic service ever offered by any airline from Salt Lake City and will be the only non-stop service operated by a U.S. carrier between the western United States and Paris.
"We are pleased to respond to customers' growing demand for international travel with Delta's first trans-Atlantic flight that will connect the western United States to Europe and beyond through the international gateway in Paris," said Delta President and CFO Ed Bastian. "We are proud to partner with the Salt Lake City Department of Airports, county and state government to link these two cities quickly and more directly than ever before."
Customers traveling to Paris will experience one of the most famous destinations in the world with attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre museum. Customers visiting Salt Lake City will have access to some of the United States' best skiing, hiking and mountain biking. Customers traveling beyond the capitals will have numerous connecting opportunities as Salt Lake City and Paris offer more than 200 destinations beyond their city limits utilizing both Delta and Air France connecting flights. Both cities have hosted the Olympic Games, and their respective regions host world-renowned movie festivals with the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, and the Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera.
Delta will operate daily service beginning June 2, 2008, with a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft seating up to 214 passengers.
The new route is also expected to offer up to five tons of cargo lift in each direction. From Paris, the top shipments will include cosmetics, fashion garments and wine, while Salt Lake City's chief exports will be machine parts, computers and information technology equipment.
Customers can purchase tickets for the new service beginning today via delta.com and other ticketing channels as follows:
Delta's new non-stop service between Salt Lake City and Paris Beginning June 2:
Flight Departs Arrives Effective Flight
170 Salt Lake City at 5 p.m. Paris at June 2, 10hr 5min
11:05 a.m. 2008
171 Paris at 10:20 a.m. Salt Lake City June 2, 11hr 30min
at 1:50 p.m. 2008
To celebrate the new service, Delta is offering Salt Lake City customers an introductory fare inviting them to experience the splendors of Paris. For a limited time, tickets for travel originating in Salt Lake City are available for $499 one way (based on a round-trip purchase). However customers should act fast as the special introductory fare must be purchased by Sept. 6. Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply. Fare is available only for purchase on delta.com or from a travel agent. See below for more details.
Customers traveling to, from or through Salt Lake City will enjoy Delta's recently upgraded facilities offering more spacious, convenient and efficient check-in thanks to state-of-the-art self-service technology throughout the terminal. The multi-million dollar overhaul supports Delta's commitment to providing customer-focused technology along with helpful, personal service as it continues to expand its reach from one of its fastest growing hubs.
Additionally, customers flying in the business cabin on Delta's new flights between Salt Lake City and Paris will enjoy enhanced service including new seats with improved cushioning and the same 60 inches of legroom and wide-angle recline that have made BusinessElite(r) a customer favorite. Customers also will enjoy new innovative food offerings designed by celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein, original wine selections by Andrea Robinson, exclusively designed signature cocktails by nightlife proprietor Rande Gerber and industry-leading, on-demand, personal in-seat entertainment boasting more than 20 first-run and popular classic movies, a variety of TV programs, a broad range of music, and a suite of 12 video games.
Economy class customers will enjoy Delta's new all-leather seats, enhanced food offerings, and a complimentary cocktail with each meal.
With the added service to Paris, Salt Lake City will become Delta's fourth trans-Atlantic gateway, supporting the largest network of routes offered between the United States and Europe by any global airline. With its summer 2007 schedule, Delta operates service to more trans-Atlantic destinations than any other U.S. carrier and has strengthened its position as the airline serving the most worldwide destinations. In total, Delta serves 36 trans-Atlantic destinations and offers worldwide service to more than 300 cities. From Salt Lake City, Delta currently offers 371 peak-day departures to 114 destinations in North America.
Delta Air Lines operates service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 328 destinations in 56 countries. Since 2005, Delta has added more international capacity than all other major U.S. airlines combined and is a leader across the Atlantic with flights to 36 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 600 weekly flights to nearly 60 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on nearly 15,000 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 481 worldwide destinations in 105 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Restrictions: Fares shown are available for purchase only on delta.com or from your travel agent. Tickets cost $20 more if purchased from Delta over the telephone, or at an airport or city ticket office, and this amount is nonrefundable. Travel agents may impose an additional service charge for ticketing. Tickets are nontransferable. Seats are limited and the fare may not be available on all flights. Tickets: Fares shown are one-way. Round-trip purchase is required. Tickets must be purchased within 72 hours after reservations are made and no later than September 6, 2007. See delta.com for online ticket purchase requirements and restrictions. Travel Period: Travel may begin June 2 through July 2, 2008 and must be completed by August 2, 2008. Blackout Dates: None. Fare Validity: Fare is valid only in the Economy (Coach) cabin via non-stop flights operated by Delta Air Lines. Minimum Stay: Saturday night. Maximum Stay: 1 month, or through August 2, 2008, whichever is earlier. Taxes/Fees: Fares do not include a $3.40 Federal Excise Tax, Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $4.50 for each flight segment, or the September 11th Security Fee of up to $2.50 for each flight segment. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. International fares do not include U.S. International Air Transportation Tax of up to $30.20 and U.S. and foreign user, inspection, security or other similarly based charges, fees or taxes of up to $280, depending on itinerary. These taxes and fees are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is purchased. 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. Fees may apply for downgrades/reissues and itinerary changes. 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. Miscellaneous: Fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Offers subject to change and void where prohibited by law. It is the responsibility of the passenger to be in possession of all necessary documentation (e.g., valid passport, visa where applicable) at the time of departure from origin. Delta reserves the right to deny boarding to passengers without the proper documentation. Other restrictions may apply.
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