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Delta Files with DOT for Daily Service to Moscow

Delta Air Lines customers soon
will have access to Moscow from Atlanta, the world’s largest
single-airline hub, if the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
approves the carrier’s request, submitted today. Delta is requesting permission from the DOT to serve Moscow with daily
service from Atlanta using a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, capable of
carrying up to 204 people in a two-class configuration and featuring
Delta’s award-winning BusinessElite service.

Delta currently serves Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport daily
from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Delta is the
only U.S. carrier serving Russia. This move comes on the heels of other
key international announcements reflecting Delta’s transformation,
unveiled in September, into a more customer-focused carrier providing
increased access to more of the world.

In October, Delta announced plans to begin service in May to Berlin’s
Tegel International Airport from JFK. And in December, Delta announced
plans to serve Chennai (Madras), India, via Paris-Charles de Gaulle, also
beginning in May. (Despite the devastating and tragic effects of the Asian
tsunami, this service is still set to operate.)