Delta launches Atlanta, Dusseldorf flight

Customers traveling between the Americas and Germany will now find easier connections thanks to Delta’s new non-stop service between the world’s largest airline hub in Atlanta and Dusseldorf. Effective today, Delta will become the only U.S. airline to offer customers non-stop service between the United States and Dusseldorf.

“Because of Delta, Atlanta is becoming America’s gateway city,” said Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin. “Through the numerous linkages formed via direct flight routes to international destinations and strategic partnerships, Delta, for the past 65 years, has helped to foster the City’s international economic and cultural ties. We look forward to the opportunities that this flight from Atlanta to Dusseldorf will bring. Dusseldorf is a city rich in history and is, like Atlanta, a prosperous financial, commercial, art and cultural center. Indeed, we have much to offer each other.”

Delta’s new service will be operated with wide-body Boeing 767-300ER aircraft with the capacity to carry up to 204 passengers in a two-class configuration, featuring Delta’s award-winning BusinessElite service. Additionally, beginning later this spring, Delta will provide customers with a more comfortable and entertaining international BusinessElite experience offering all-leather seats and state-of-the-art digital technology.

“We are pleased to be launching this new service today and to open our global network to customers traveling to and from the business and industrial heartland of Germany,” said Glen Hauenstein, Delta’s executive vice president - Network and Revenue Management. “North Rhine-Westphalia is the most heavily-populated state in Germany with a diversified modern economy, and we expect our new service will help support economic growth by providing the only link between Dusseldorf and the United States provided by a U.S. airline.”

Delta now offers Germany-bound business, leisure and cargo customers eight daily nonstop flights between the U.S. and Germany. Delta serves a total of five German airports and operates daily non-stop services from Atlanta, Cincinnati and New York JFK to Frankfurt, as well as services between Atlanta and Munich and Stuttgart and between New York JFK and Berlin. No U.S. carrier operates services to more German destinations than Delta offering our U.S. and German business and leisure travellers’ greater choice of connections.


p>Today’s inaugural flight to Dusseldorf is the second in a series of 11 new trans-Atlantic routes to be launched by June. Last week, Delta inaugurated its first service between Atlanta and Tel Aviv, Israel, with the next trans-Atlantic inaugural set for May 8 from Atlanta to Nice, France