Delta Air Lines Adds Dallas-Love Field to Global Network

Delta Air Lines is expanding its global network to offer customers nonstop flights to Dallas’ Love Field Airport. Effective July 6, 2009, Delta will offer three new daily round-trip flights between its Memphis, Tenn. hub and Dallas’ downtown airport, connecting in-town Dallas customers to the world’s largest airline network.  “Our customers tell us they love convenience and they will appreciate the addition of Dallas’ most convenient and centrally located airport to the route map of the world’s largest airline,” said Glen Hauenstein, Delta’s executive vice president - Network Planning and Revenue Management.

Customers flying between Love Field and Memphis will have connecting opportunities to 237 peak-day flights to 90 worldwide destinations.

The new Love Field flights complement existing service from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport where Delta offers 36 peak-day departures to its seven U.S. hubs - Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK and Salt Lake City.

Delta’s new flights will be the only nonstop service between Love Field and Tennessee and expand on other recently announced new routes between Memphis and Texas. The airline added new nonstop flights to Memphis from McAllen and Lubbock in March and April, respectively.

Delta Air Lines is the world’s largest airline. From its hubs in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Salt Lake City, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Amsterdam and Tokyo-Narita, Delta, its Northwest subsidiary and Delta Connection carriers offer service to 368 destinations in 66 countries and serve more than 170 million passengers each year. Delta’s marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem either SkyMiles or WorldPerks on more than 16,000 daily flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta’s more than 70,000 employees worldwide are reshaping the aviation industry as the only U.S. airline to offer a full global network.