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Delta Expands Service to Latin America

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July 29, 2011

Delta Expands Service to Latin America

Airline to begin weekly service between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Costa Rica; implements daily flights between Atlanta and Brazil

Jul 29, 2011

ATLANTA, July 29, 2011 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will add a new Latin American destination from its Minneapolis-St. Paul hub, and expand flying to Brazil, as it continues its expansion into key Latin American markets.

Delta will begin new year-round weekly flights between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Liberia, Costa Rica, beginning in January 2012. The service will operate every Saturday using 160-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

 

In addition, Delta will add an additional weekly frequency between Atlanta and Brasilia, Brazil, upgrading the flight to daily service, beginning Dec. 12. That flight is operated using 162-seat Boeing 757 aircraft. And Delta will add two new weekly frequencies between Detroit and Sao Paulo, bringing that flight to daily service, effective Dec. 19. The flight is operated using a 209-seat Boeing 767 aircraft.

 

“With our new service to Costa Rica and expanded flights to Brazil, Delta continues to open up new Latin American destination from our key hubs,” said Bob Cortelyou, Delta’s senior vice president – Network Planning. “Delta continues to grow in this important region, enhancing our leading global network to offer new travel choices for our customers.”

 

Schedules:

 

Minneapolis-St. Paul – Liberia
 

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

379

Minneapolis-St. Paul at 9:10 a.m.

Liberia at 2:30 p.m.

Saturday

380

Liberia at 3:20 p.m.

Minneapolis-St. Paul at 8:50 p.m.

Saturday

 

Atlanta – Brasilia

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

221

Atlanta at 8:41 p.m.

Brasilia at 8:16 a.m. (next day)

Daily

222

Brasilia at 11:38 p.m.

Atlanta at 5:33 a.m. (next day)

Daily

 
Detroit – Sao Paulo 

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

257

Detroit at 7:55 p.m.

Sao Paulo at 9:45 a.m. (next day)

Daily

256

Sao Paulo at 11:35 p.m.

Detroit at 7:25 a.m. (next day)

Daily


Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year, and was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in its 2011 World’s Most Admired Companies airline industry list. With an industry-leading
global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 355 destinations in 65 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 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 and Alitalia. 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, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $2 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.

Source: Delta Air Lines

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