Delta Offers Customers Escape from Winter’s Roar: New Service to Barbados, Dominican Republic

Daily flights to St. Lucia, St. Maarten add to Caribbean expansion

ATLANTA, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — As winter weather arrives, Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE:DAL) customers can turn their dreams of a Caribbean vacation into reality with new and expanded service between Atlanta and the Antilles. In November, Delta will start new daily non-stop service between Atlanta and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and in December will add new three-times- weekly non-stop flights between Atlanta and Barbados.

To add even more options for an island getaway, Delta will expand to daily its three-times-weekly service between Atlanta and St. Maarten beginning Nov. 19, and on Dec. 1, will add daily flights between Atlanta and St. Lucia, up from the five weekly flights offered today.

“We are excited to offer more flights to more Caribbean destinations from Atlanta than ever before,” said James Sarvis, director-Latin America and Caribbean Region. “Atlanta has a large and vibrant Caribbean community that will appreciate our new non-stop service. And customers from across the world can continue to make convenient connections to these beautiful islands through Delta’s largest gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America.”

Since fall 2004, Delta has added eight new routes to its extensive Caribbean network, for a total of 27 markets served from the United States, including 10 destinations served from the airline’s largest hub in Atlanta. In addition to Barbados and Punta Cana, Delta has recently added service to Nassau from Ft. Lauderdale, New York (Kennedy) and Tampa; plus flights between Atlanta and St. Croix; New York (Kennedy) and Santiago, Dominican Republic; and Cincinnati and Montego Bay.

Visitors to the Caribbean will find an inviting year-round climate in which to take advantage of snorkeling, swimming and diving in turquoise-clear waters, as well as great sailing and sport fishing. Barbados is known for its genial British-accented hospitality, excellent cuisine and exceptional surfing venues. Punta Cana evokes Caribbean scenes of white sand beaches and palm trees swaying in the trade winds. The Caribbean islands teem with lush vegetation and a variety of tropical wildlife. And the colonial histories of many of the island nations provide for a rich heritage of blended cultures.

Delta’s new service between Atlanta and Barbados*, effective Dec. 8:

Flight Departs Arrives Will Operate
1825 Atlanta at 9:35 a.m. Barbados at 3:15 p.m. Monday, Thursday,
Saturday

1826 Barbados at 4:10 p.m. Atlanta at 8:10 p.m. Monday, Thursday,
Saturday

*This service is subject to receipt of government operating authority.

Delta’s new service between Atlanta and Punta Cana*, Dominican Republic,
effective Nov. 19:

Flight Departs Arrives Will Operate
1049 Atlanta at 9:50 a.m. Punta Cana at 2:20 p.m. Daily

1050 Punta Cana at 3:30 p.m. Atlanta at 6:20 p.m. Daily

*This service is subject to receipt of government operating authority.

Delta’s expanded service between Atlanta and St. Maarten*, effective Nov. 19:

Flight Departs Arrives Will Operate
779 Atlanta at 10:05 a.m. St. Maarten at 2:57 p.m. Daily

812 St. Maarten at 4:21 p.m. Atlanta at 7:33 p.m. Daily

*This service is subject to receipt of government operating authority.

Delta’s expanded service between Atlanta and St. Lucia*, effective Dec. 1:

Flight Departs Arrives Will Operate
451 Atlanta at 9:56 a.m. St. Lucia at 3:25 p.m. Daily

1296 St. Lucia at 4:25 p.m. Atlanta at 8:10 p.m. Daily

*This service is subject to receipt of government operating authority.

Delta will operate its new and expanded Caribbean service from Atlanta with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, except for flights to St. Maarten, which will operate with Boeing 757 aircraft.

A portion of travel for some itineraries may be on the Delta Connection carrier Chautauqua.

Delta Air Lines is the world’s second-largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, offering daily flights to 484 destinations in 87 countries on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. Delta’s marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem frequent flier miles on more than 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.

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