Press Releases of Thursday, 10 December 2009
Source: Delta Air Lines
Growing customer demand allows introduction of second route between Accra and Atlanta for summer 2010
ACCRA, December 10, 2009 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) tomorrow marks the third anniversary of the start of its nonstop service between Accra’s Kitoka International Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Due to the success of this route, effective 2 June 2010, Delta will launch a second nonstop service with three weekly flights between Accra and the world’s largest airline hub in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Delta was the first major U.S. carrier to operate scheduled nonstop service from Ghana and has flown more than 230,000 passengers between Accra and New York since 2006. Delta has recently re-timed its New York-JFK service to arrive earlier in the U.S., enabling passengers to connect more comfortably onto more than 50 destinations. New flight connections available in New York include Albany, N.Y., Syracuse, N.Y. and Denver; better-timed connections include Washington D.C., Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston.*
“Ghana is an important market for Delta and we’re proud to have served Accra for three years,” said Bobby Bryan, Delta’s commercial manager for West and East Africa. “Customer feedback matters to us and we’ve responded by re-timing our schedule to improve our passengers’ travel t experience at JFK and provide them increased travel options. We’re delighted we’ll soon be offering even more nonstop service to the U.S. when our Atlanta flight launches next June.”
Delta’s nonstop service between Accra and New York JFK is scheduled as follows: Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
DL167 Accra at 9.55 a.m. New York JFK at 4.50 p.m. 5 x weekly
DL166 New York JFK at 4.10 p.m. Accra at 7.35 a.m. 5 X weekly
Delta services between Ghana and the United States are available for booking via travel agents and Delta’s dedicated reservations teams in Accra, telephone number 021-213111 and Kumasi, telephone number 051-31121.
Delta Air Lines, the world’s No. 1 airline, serves more than 170 million passengers each year. With its unsurpassed global network, Delta, its Northwest subsidiary and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 368 destinations in 66 countries on six continents. Delta employs more than 70,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of nearly 800 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France KLM. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 16,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline’s service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, the world’s largest airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide.
* A portion of travel for some itineraries may be operated by Delta Connection carriers Comair, Shuttle America and Chautauqua Airlines.