Delta to Begin New Non-stop Atlanta-Moscow

Customers will now have more
access to Russia thanks to Delta Air Lines’ new, non-stop service from
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to Moscow Sheremetyevo
International Airport starting June 1. Delta is the only U.S. carrier that
operates service to Russia, where it has operated since 1991, and
currently flies nonstop to Moscow daily from New York’s John F. Kennedy
International Airport (JFK). The new flight, recently approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation
and the Russian government, will operate using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft,
which carries up to 204 passengers in a two-class configuration, and
features Delta’s award-winning BusinessElite service.

“As Russia continues to become an important global destination, Delta’s
new service will greatly benefit customers traveling between Russia and
the U.S. Southeast as well as key business centers in the U.S. Southwest
and leisure destinations in Florida,” said Jorge Fernandez, vice president
- International and Alliances. “Additionally, with more than 1,000 flights
per day to more than 180 non-stop destinations, the Atlanta hub will
provide unrivaled access to the United States and North America for
customers traveling to and from Russia.”

“This new service provides travelers with convenient new connection
possibilities to and from popular West Coast points, especially in
California,” said Fernandez. “The service further facilitates trade
between the United States and Russia, especially in the high-growth energy
and technology industries. And leisure travelers can look forward to
visiting famous Moscow sites including the Kremlin, Gorky Park and the
famous St. Basil Cathedral.”

“Investment and trade with the destination country grow every time a new
airline route is established,” said Craig Lesser, commissioner of the
Georgia Department of Economic Development, “And we look forward to
building on Georgia’s existing relationships in Russia through this new
Delta service.”

Delta and its SkyTeam global alliance partners recently welcomed
Aeroflot’s application for SkyTeam membership. This represents a key
milestone in the development of air links between Russia and the United
States.
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