Delta Air Lines Expands Codeshare Service to Africa with SkyTeam Partner Air France

Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) has expanded its codeshare relationship with SkyTeam partner Air France to Niamey, Niger effective today (May 9, 2002). Delta customers will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to travel beyond Paris on Air France’s Thursday service from Paris to Niamey and its Friday service from Niamey to Paris.

With the start of this new service, Delta will codeshare with Air France, Royal Air Maroc and South African Airways to 30 destinations in 20 African countries.

Delta and Air France continue to expand their SkyTeam alliance relationship using Paris’ Charles de Gaulle International Airport. The two carriers codeshare on each others’ flights to Paris from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston (Bush Intercontinental) , Los Angeles, Miami, New York (JFK & Newark), Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. (Dulles) to Paris.

Top-tier flyers with the SkyTeam airlines (Air France, Aeromèxico, Alitalia, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta and Korean Air) receive elite status on all member airline flights. Additionally, all SkyTeam member airline frequent flyers accrue miles and redeem awards on any of the six airlines.

Air France, operating a network of flights to more than 214 destinations in 91 countries (excluding codeshare flights), is well established in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia as well as in the Americas, where it operates more than 18 daily direct flights, plus the Concorde. It also has a strong position in the French market, Europe’s largest domestic market.

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Delta Air Lines, the world’s second largest carrier in terms of passengers carried and the leading U.S. airline across the Atlantic, offers 5,696 flights each day to 417 destinations in 73 countries on Delta, Delta Express, Delta Shuttle, Delta Connection and Delta’s worldwide partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. For more information, please go to delta.com.

SkyTeam is the global airline alliance partnering Aeroméxico, Air France, Alitalia, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Korean Air. Through one of the world’s most extensive hub networks, SkyTeam offers its 221 million annual passengers a worldwide system of approximately 8,000 daily flights covering all major destinations. Visit SkyTeam on the Web at www.skyteam.com.

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