Delta Applauds United States-Jamaica Agreement

Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) applauds the governments of the United States and Jamaica for concluding and initialing a new air service agreement late yesterday. This open skies accord will enable airlines of both countries to gain limitless access to the U.S.-Jamaica market.

“This new agreement represents an important win for both the U.S. and Jamaica by providing increased airline competition between the two countries and an opportunity to grow and enhance Delta’s excellent partnership with Air Jamaica,” said Scott Yohe, Delta’s senior vice president - Government Affairs.

Delta and partner Air Jamaica plan to review additional codeshare opportunities to provide a more seamless travel experience for the customer. New U.S. gateways will allow additional choices for the traveling and shipping public, while at the same time stimulating travel to and from the Caribbean, Yohe added.

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