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Delta launches new trans-Atlantic flights

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ATLANTA, GA – Delta Air Lines will boost its trans-Atlantic route portfolio with two new routes from its Midwest hubs next summer.

ATLANTA, GA – Delta Air Lines will boost its trans-Atlantic route portfolio with two new routes from its Midwest hubs next summer. The airline will operate daily flights from Minneapolis-St Paul to Rome, as well as six weekly flights from Detroit to Munich beginning May 26, 2016. The service will be operated in conjunction with Delta’s joint venture partners Air France, KLM and Alitalia.

In all, Delta will offer five new routes across the Atlantic beginning next summer: Detroit to Munich; Minneapolis-St. Paul to Rome; New York-JFK to Edinburgh, Scotland; Salt Lake City to London-Heathrow; and Raleigh-Durham to Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

“Our five new routes will complement our returning seasonal service for a full summer of trans-Atlantic flying in 2016,” said Dwight James, Delta’s Senior Vice President – Trans-Atlantic. “Detroit to Munich is important for our corporate customers, while Minneapolis-St. Paul to Rome is a strong addition to our existing hub service from Rome. Our customers can expect premium amenities and the best service in their travels across the Atlantic with Delta.”

Detroit-Munich will be Delta’s second daily flight between the U.S. and Munich as well as the second daily flight between the Motor City and Germany. Delta serves four destinations in Germany – Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart. The flight will be operated using Boeing 767-400ER aircraft and will offer one-stop connecting service to Munich for many customers in destinations throughout the Midwest and Pacific Northwest.

Delta’s Detroit to Munich schedule will operate as follows:

Flight number Departure Arrival Start Date
DL23 Detroit at 9:55 p.m. Munich at 12:25 p.m. (next day) May 26, 2016
DL22 Munich at 12:30 p.m. Detroit at 4 p.m. May 27, 2016

Rome will be Delta’s fifth long-haul international destination from Minneapolis-St. Paul and 10th peak-day flight between the U.S. and Italy in summer 2016. The flight will be operated using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.

Delta’s Minneapolis-St. Paul to Rome schedule will operate as follows:
Flight number Departure Arrival Start Date
DL90 Minneapolis at 5:25 p.m. Rome at 10 a.m.(next day) May 26, 2016
DL91 Rome at 11:45 a.m. Minneapolis at 3:45 p.m. May 27, 2016