As winter weather arrives, Delta
Air Lines customers can turn their dreams of a Caribbean vacation
into reality with new and expanded service between Atlanta and the Antilles.
In November, Delta will start new daily non-stop service between Atlanta and
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and in December will add new three-times-
weekly non-stop flights between Atlanta and Barbados.To add even more options for an island getaway, Delta will expand to daily
its three-times-weekly service between Atlanta and St. Maarten beginning
Nov. 19, and on Dec. 1, will add daily flights between Atlanta and St. Lucia,
up from the five weekly flights offered today.
“We are excited to offer more flights to more Caribbean destinations from
Atlanta than ever before,” said James Sarvis, director-Latin America and
Caribbean Region. “Atlanta has a large and vibrant Caribbean community that
will appreciate our new non-stop service. And customers from across the world
can continue to make convenient connections to these beautiful islands through
Delta’s largest gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America.”
Since fall 2004, Delta has added eight new routes to its extensive
Caribbean network, for a total of 27 markets served from the United States,
including 10 destinations served from the airline’s largest hub in Atlanta. In
addition to Barbados and Punta Cana, Delta has recently added service to
Nassau from Ft. Lauderdale, New York (Kennedy) and Tampa; plus flights between
Atlanta and St. Croix; New York (Kennedy) and Santiago, Dominican Republic;
and Cincinnati and Montego Bay.
Visitors to the Caribbean will find an inviting year-round climate in
which to take advantage of snorkeling, swimming and diving in turquoise-clear
waters, as well as great sailing and sport fishing. Barbados is known for its
genial British-accented hospitality, excellent cuisine and exceptional surfing
venues. Punta Cana evokes Caribbean scenes of white sand beaches and palm
trees swaying in the trade winds. The Caribbean islands teem with lush
vegetation and a variety of tropical wildlife. And the colonial histories of
many of the island nations provide for a rich heritage of blended cultures.