new service to Santiago

 
Old Apr 12, 00, 6:37 am
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new service to Santiago

Delta has announced new service ATL-SCL beginning 11/1/00. No word yet on skymiles bonuses or award travel levels. I assume it will be same as Brazil (75,000 in C and 60,000 in Y, I think). This might be a good time for DL to think about reducing Y award level to be more competitive with AA,UA, and CO.
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Old Apr 13, 00, 12:35 am
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Delta to Launch Nonstop Atlanta-Santiago Service


ATLANTA, April 11, 2000 -- Delta Air Lines said today it will start the first daily, nonstop service between Atlanta and Santiago, Chile beginning November 1, 2000. The new service will operate with an internationally configured Boeing 767 aircraft featuring Delta’s award-winning BusinessElite service.

Leo Mullin, Delta’s chairman and chief executive officer, who made the announcement during the kick-off of Delta’s Latin America Celebration, said, "the establishment of nonstop Santiago service from Atlanta is an important benefit for Delta customers that will improve service between the U.S. and Chile. We plan to offer competitive service to Santiago that will provide both passengers and cargo shippers unparalleled access from the U.S., Canada, Asia, Africa and Europe.

"Delta’s expansion from Atlanta to Latin America has been extremely successful, and the addition of Santiago continues to position Delta in the region," he added.

This new service is a key component of Delta’s growth strategy for the Latin American network, particularly from the Atlanta gateway. Over the past three years Delta has successfully expanded service to 16 Latin American destinations, providing 23 flights per day to 13 countries.

Passengers can connect to 163 cities with non-stop service from Delta’s Atlanta Worldport. Delta offers hourly connections for passengers traveling from Santiago to U.S. destinations such as Washington D.C., New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago. International passengers can connect to 18 cities in Europe through Atlanta, while taking advantage of the new International In-Transit Lounge for added comfort during lengthy connecting times.

Jorge Fernandez, Delta’s director - Latin America, said, "With each new service, Delta continues to demonstrate its strong commitment to Latin America. Our team is dedicated to strengthening existing service, while expanding our Latin America network by offering our business and leisure passengers a travel experience that is focused on the customer.

"This new service is a direct result of the ‘Open Skies’ agreement signed last fall by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater and President Frei. Delta is the first airline to take advantage of this new agreement," he added.

Delta has also filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation seeking the authority to serve Buenos Aires, Argentina; Bogota, Colombia; and Montevideo, Uruguay. The filings are pending government approval.

Delta, named "Best-Managed Major Airline" for 1999 by Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine, is the world’s most flown carrier. A record 106 million passengers traveled on Delta in 1999. Delta, Delta Express, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers and Delta's Worldwide Partners operate 5,465 flights each day to 364 cities in 61 countries. Delta’s Web site is www.delta-air.com.

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Now Delta just need to get ATL-EZE approved.


[This message has been edited by jakeryan1 (edited 04-12-2000).]
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Old Apr 13, 00, 10:46 am
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Nice to see Delta is making money in Latin America & expanding!
Now, Leo, what about Asia? There are a lot of people there! :-)
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