Delta celebrates Barbados service

Delta Air Lines is celebrating its first year of operations to Barbados, today, December 8, 2006. As a result of a successful first year to Barbados, the island will receive an additional Sunday service effective February 18, 2007 through April 15, 2007, bringing the number of weekly non-stop Atlanta flights from three to four.

In addition to the non-stop Sunday service, there will be an equipment upgrade to a 757 aircraft, with a seating capacity of 183 passengers on the Saturday flights effective February 17 through April 14. The other flights will continue to be operated with a 737 with 150 seats.

Delta Air Lines recently introduced a Friday service to Barbados which commenced on November 17, 2006. The airline currently operates Thursday, Friday and Saturday service to Barbados. The introduction of the new Sunday service will provide opportunities to tap into the honeymoon market more effectively, and will also create better opportunities for five and six night packages, and long week-end trips.

For more information on Delta Air Lines schedules, fares and special offers, travelers should contact 800-221-1212 or visit www.delta.com.  Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) offers customers service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 290 destinations in 46 countries.  With more than 50 new international routes added in the last year, Delta is America’s fastest growing international airline and is a leader across the Atlantic with flights to 28 trans-Atlantic destinations.  To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 400 weekly flights to 49 destinations.  Delta’s marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 445 worldwide destinations in 92 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.

Barbados, the most easterly of the Caribbean islands, is popular for its natural beauty, its historic attractions, beaches, water sports, golf courses, fine dining and incredible nightlife.  The island is known for its warm, friendly people and wide range of accommodations. 

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