Delta expands to Dom. Rep., Trinidad

25th Jul 2006

Delta Air Lines will make it even easier for customers to vacation or conduct business in two of the Caribbean’s most popular countries - Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago.Delta is adding new nonstop fights between Atlanta and Santiago de Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic; New York-JFK and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; and Atlanta and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, effective Dec. 9, 2006.

With the new flights, Delta will offer customers more than 250 weekly flights to 21 Caribbean destinations - up more than 30 percent from the number of destinations offered at the same time last year.

“Delta continues to be the fastest growing airline in the Caribbean and we are pleased to add three more exciting routes that make the Caribbean even more accessible,” said Bob Cortelyou, Delta’s vice president - Network Planning. “Our customers will have more options for travel to the leisure and financial capitals of the Caribbean this winter than at any time in our history thanks to the 13 new routes we’ve added to the Caribbean in the last year.”

To celebrate its ongoing international expansion, Delta is offering special low fares for travel on its newest Caribbean routes. Tickets must be purchased by Aug. 7, 2006, and travel must be completed by March 31, 2007.

One-way fares, based on a round-trip purchase, are as follows:


From To One-way fare New York-JFK Punta Cana $159 Atlanta Santiago de Los Caballeros $199 Atlanta Port of Spain $249

Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply. Fares shown are available for purchase only on or from a travel agent. See below for more details.

Delta’s upcoming expansion to Dominican Republic marks the fifth increase in service to the growing island since summer 2004 when Delta inaugurated its first flights between New York and Santo Domingo. With the winter 2006 schedule, Delta will offer seven daily departures between the United States and the Dominican Republic with daily nonstop service between Atlanta and New York-JFK and Santiago de Los Caballeros, Santo Domingo and Punta Cana, in addition to new daily nonstop service between Atlanta and Puerto Plata (effective Dec. 15).

The Dominican Republic is one of the fastest growing destinations in the Caribbean thanks to its picturesque white-sand beaches, lively colonial cities and large centers of commerce. The country sits on the second-largest island in the Caribbean and is the home of the oldest colonial city in the New World - Santo Domingo.

Port of Spain will be a new Delta destination, providing improved access to global customers traveling to one of the Caribbean’s leading commercial centers. In addition to a growing tourism industry, Trinidad and Tobago is know as the Caribbean’s leading producer of oil and gas and boasts one of the most prosperous economies in the region. Culturally, the island is famous as the birthplace of calypso music and for the development of one of the only new instruments created in the 20th century - the steel pan.

Delta’s newest flights to the Caribbean will be operated with 150-seat Boeing 737-800 and 142-seat Boeing MD-88 aircraft and are scheduled as follows:

Delta’s schedule between New York-JFK and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, effective Dec. 9:

Flight Departs Arrives Frequency Equipment 211 New York-JFK at 10:45 a.m. Punta Cana at 3:35 p.m. Daily Boeing MD-88 210 Punta Cana at 4:25 p.m. New York-JFK at 7:30 p.m. Daily Boeing MD-88

Delta’s schedule between Atlanta and Santiago, Dominican Republic, effective Dec. 9:

Flight Departs Arrives Frequency Equipment 225 Atlanta at 10:15 a.m. Santiago at 2:45 p.m. Daily Boeing 737-800 224 Santiago at 4:30 p.m. Atlanta at 7:05 p.m. Daily Boeing 737-800

Delta’s schedule between Atlanta and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, effective Dec. 9:

Flight Departs Arrives Frequency Equipment 319 Atlanta at 2:50 p.m. Port of Spain at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday Boeing 737-800 322* Port of Spain at 9:05 a.m. Atlanta at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday Boeing 737-800


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