Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Delta Air Lines Gets Ready for a Grand Entrance into Tegucigalpa with a Brand-New Boeing 737-700

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will launch the first-ever nonstop daily flights between Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Toncontin Airport in Honduras’ capital city of Tegucigalpa, starting Dec. 18, 2008 (subject to foreign government approval). The new flights will be operated using brand-new Boeing 737-700 aircraft being delivered to Delta this year that will allow the addition of service at unique airports such as Tegucigalpa with short runways, extreme temperatures and high altitudes.

“We’ve been looking forward to flying into Tegucigalpa for a long time, and the brand-new 737-700 aircraft makes it possible, complementing the long list of Central American destinations Delta serves,” said Delta’s Christophe Didier, vice president of Sales and Government Affairs for Latin America and the Caribbean. “Our flights to San Pedro Sula and Roatan have consistently performed well, and we are immensely optimistic to see Tegucigalpa become a great addition to our Honduras service.”

Delta inaugurated service to San Pedro Sula and Roatan in March 2006.

In celebration of the new Atlanta-Tegucigalpa service, Delta is offering customers a special one-way introductory fare of $329* for travel between Jan. 5 and March 31, 2009. Round-trip ticket purchase required. Tickets must be purchased by Aug. 4, 2008. Additional taxes/fees/restrictions/baggage charges may apply. Details are included below.

The new flight to Tegucigalpa is part of Delta’s ongoing international expansion, of which Latin America is a key component. Delta also will start flights between New York-JFK and Buenos Aires**, Argentina (Dec. 18); New York-JFK and Bonaire (Dec. 20); and Atlanta and Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic (Dec. 20). With the additional service to Tegucigalpa, Delta will offer over 340 weekly nonstop flights to more than 50 destinations across Latin America and the Caribbean from the airline’s largest Latin gateway at Atlanta.

*Terms and Conditions: Fare shown is available at delta.com. Tickets cost $25 more if purchased from Delta over the phone, or at a Delta ticket counter, and this amount is nonrefundable. Tickets are non-transferable. Seats are limited. Tickets: Tickets must be purchased within 3 days after reservations are made, but no later than August 4, 2008. Travel Period: Travel may begin on or after January 5, 2009 and must be completed by March 31, 2009. Blackout Dates: Apr 1-15, 2009. Fare Validity: Fare is valid in the Economy (Coach) cabin on Delta flights only. Minimum Stay: Saturday night. Maximum Stay: 30 days. Cancellations/Refunds/Changes: Tickets are nonrefundable except in accordance with Delta’s cancellation policy. Fees may apply for downgrades/reissues and itinerary changes. Contact a Delta agent or visit delta.com for details. Taxes/Fees: A $3.50 Federal Excise Tax, Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $4.50 for each flight segment, and the September 11th Security Fee of up to $2.50 for each flight segment are not included. International fares do not include U.S. International Air Transportation Tax of up to $30.80 and U.S. and foreign user, inspection, security or other similarly based charges, fees or taxes of up to $299, depending on itinerary. Taxes and fees must be paid when the ticket is purchased. Baggage Charges: For travel within the United States/PR/U.S. Virgin Islands, no fee for 1 checked bag and $25 fee for second checked bag. For all other travel, no fee for 2 checked bags and $150 fee for third checked bag. Allowances subject to size/weight limits. Contact a Delta agent or visit delta.com for details. Miscellaneous: Fares, taxes, fees, rules, and offers are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. ©2008 Delta Air Lines, Inc.

**Subject to foreign government approval.

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