This winter, Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE:DAL) customers will have more access than ever to the Caribbean. Delta today announced non-stop Saturday-only service from Atlanta to Curaçao, Netherland Antilles, beginning Jan. 11, 2003.
Curaçao, located just four hours from Atlanta, is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and is perfectly situated just outside of the hurricane belt. This tropical island boasts an eclectic mix of history and culture, which serves to create a Caribbean experience like no other. Also known for its eco-tourism and pristine diving conditions, Curaçao attracts the adventure traveler as well as those looking to unwind and enjoy its perfect climate.
This new service is in addition to the previously announced service between Atlanta and Montego Bay, Jamaica, which begins Nov. 1, 2002. Delta also announced the following new or expanded service beginning Dec. 1, 2002:
Atlanta - Aruba // Atlanta - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands // Atlanta - St. Maarten
// Cincinnati - Nassau
// New York’s JFK Airport - Aruba.
“Delta continues to provide customers with access to the most desired leisure destinations in the Caribbean giving our passengers an easy winter escape,” said Jorge Fernandez, director - Latin America and Caribbean Region. “With the addition of these new services, customers will find the Caribbean closer and more accessible than ever.”
This winter, Delta will operate 258 weekly, nonstop flights between the U.S. and Caribbean and Latin American destinations. Delta today provides service to five cities in the Caribbean, including Aruba, Grand Cayman, Nassau, San Juan and St. Thomas, as well as to Bermuda. Today, Delta also serves 16 cities in Latin America, including Buenos Aires, Argentina; Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Bogota, Colombia; San Jose, Costa Rica; San Salvador, El Salvador; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Cancun, Guadalajara, Los Cabos, Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico; Panama City, Panama; Lima, Peru; and Caracas, Venezuela.
For more information on Curaçao, contact 1-800-3-CURACAO or visit www.curacao-tourism.com.
Delta Connection will offer customers a variety of attractive low fares to accommodate business and leisure travelers in conjunction with new non-stop jet service between Orlando, Fla., and Huntsville, Ala., beginning Dec. 16, 2002. Delta Connection carrier Comair will operate two daily round-trip flights between the cities using Bombardier CRJ regional jets.
Examples of some of the round-trip low fares include $144 for 30-day advance purchase to $228 for no advance purchase. A seven-day advance purchase fare is available for $164. The 30-day advance purchase fare requires a Saturday night stay, with departures limited to certain days of the week, and the seven-day advance purchase requires a one-night minimum stay. See below for other important restrictions.
“Adding a link between Orlando and Huntsville shows how Delta Connection can use its industry-leading regional jet program to offer convenient new service options for customers,” said Fred Buttrell, president and chief executive officer, Delta Connection Inc.
Known for its convenience, comfort and speed, the CRJ carries passengers in a two-by-two seating arrangement; every seat is an aisle or window, with no middle seats. The plane can cruise at a speed of 530 mph at altitudes as high as 41,000 feet and is recognized as the quietest commercial jet aircraft in the world.
Delta Connection includes Delta’s wholly owned subsidiaries Atlantic Southeast Airlines and Comair, additional regional carriers Atlantic Coast Airlines, Chautauqua Airlines and SkyWest Airlines, and codeshare partner American Eagle (in California). Delta Connection carriers operate more than 250 regional jets throughout North America. For more information, please contact delta.com.