PRNewswire-FirstCall CINCINNATI Oct. 31 :
.. Delta Air Lines today announced a major expansion of its international
service from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
At a news conference celebrating the inaugural flight of Delta`s service
to Honolulu, Hawaii, Vicki Escarra, Delta`s executive vice president and
chief marketing officer, announced that Delta will introduce Cincinnati`s
first nonstop service to the Netherlands, and reintroduce nonstop service
to Italy, on May 1, 2004.
The new flights will feature Boeing 767-300 aircraft, offering Delta`s
award-winning BusinessElite service with seats in a 2x2x2 configuration
and 60 inches of pitch.
“Amsterdam is one of the largest European destinations not already served
nonstop by Delta from our Cincinnati hub,” said Escarra. “This flight
connects two of the most convenient airports in the world - Cincinnati and
“The community`s support of our seasonal service to Rome during the summer
of 2002 was tremendous,” said Escarra. “It`s because of that support we
are now able to reintroduce and extend this service.”
Delta`s SkyTeam partner, Alitalia, will offer codeshare service on the new
Rome flight. Additionally, customers will be able to take advantage of
Alitalia`s extensive network at Rome, where the airline operates 216 daily
departures and serves 58 nonstop destinations in Europe, Africa and the
“Delta looks forward to partnering once again with the Cincinnati/Northern
Kentucky community in making these new services a success, and further
developing more domestic and international service from our Cincinnati
hub,” said Escarra.
Delta and its partners already offer Cincinnati customers nonstop service
to six international destinations, including Frankfurt, London, Montreal,
Nassau, Paris and Toronto.
Delta Air Lines, the world`s second largest airline in terms of passengers
carried and the leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, offers 6,130
flights each day to 453 destinations in 82 countries on Delta, Song, 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 .