Thursday, July 31, 2008

Delta Offers Special Fare on New Nonstop Service between Atlanta and Kuwait

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced a limited time introductory, one-way fare of $589 (see restrictions below) on its new nonstop route between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Kuwait City, Kuwait. The offer applies to tickets purchased before Aug. 15, 2008 for travel between Nov. 7 and Dec. 13, 2008. (*Additional taxes/fees/restrictions/ baggage charges may apply. Round trip purchase required. Details are included below.)

Kuwait is the fourth richest country in the world. The Atlanta to Kuwait flight, which begins Nov. 7**, strengthens Delta’s leadership position in the Middle East, complementing existing service from Atlanta to Dubai and Tel Aviv; and from New York-JFK to Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Cairo and Amman.

“With the Kuwait flight, Delta now offers more service to the Middle East than all other U.S. carriers combined,” said Robert Cortelyou, senior vice president – Network Planning. “With 37 weekly frequencies to six destinations in the Middle East, Delta is the right airline for leisure and business travel, as well as cargo to the region.” Traffic between the United States and Middle East is one of the fastest growing markets in aviation. The Middle East is a key component of Delta’s international expansion. Since 2005, the airline has added more than 60 new international destinations to its network, and Delta is now the leading carrier across the Atlantic with 44 destinations, more than any other airline.

Passengers on Delta’s flights between Atlanta and Kuwait travel on Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. Customers seated in Delta’s award-winning BusinessElite cabin enjoy all-leather sleeper seats with 60 inches of legroom, innovative food offerings designed by celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein, on-demand personal in-seat entertainment, as well as upgraded pillow, duvet cover and amenity kit. Economy class customers also enjoy all-leather economy seats, amenity kits and recently enhanced food offerings.

On flights to and from Kuwait, Delta’s service also features Arabic-speaking flight attendants, in-flight movies with Arabic subtitles, as well as Halal meal options in BusinessElite and Middle Eastern selections in economy.

Delta’s new nonstop service between Atlanta and Kuwait is scheduled as follows:

DL 158
Atlanta at 9:35 p.m.
Kuwait at 6:50 p.m. (next day)
Nov. 7, 2008
Tue., Thu., Fri., Sat.
DL 159
Kuwait at 11:35 p.m.
Atlanta at 7:05 a.m. (next day)
Nov. 8, 2008
Wed., Fri., Sat.
DL 159
Kuwait at 12:10 a.m.
Atlanta at 7:40 a.m.
Nov. 10, 2008

Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 327 destinations in 62 countries. Delta has added more international capacity than any major U.S. airline during the last two years and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 44 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers 609 weekly flights to 62 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 16,000 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. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 499 worldwide destinations in 105 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at

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