ATLANTA, April 13, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- To help offset rising fuel costs, Delta Air Lines has raised passenger surcharges on tickets purchased on or after April 14, 2006 for travel on most trans-Atlantic flights. The surcharge will increase $10 each way in Delta's trans-Atlantic markets, with the following exceptions:
-- The surcharge for travel to or from India will increase by $15 each way; -- The surcharge for travel from Israel will increase by $19 each way; and -- The surcharge for travel to or from France and Italy will remain unchanged.
Where applicable, the surcharge will be included in the fare for air transportation services quoted in any Delta advertising, or quoted to consumers by Delta or its authorized agents. Tickets purchased prior to April 14, 2006, for trans-Atlantic travel in the future are not affected by the changes.
Delta Air Lines (Other OTC:DALRQ) is one of the world's fastest growing international carriers with more than 50 new international routes added or announced in the last year. Delta offers flights to 452 destinations in 95 countries on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. In summer 2006, Delta plans to offer customers more destinations and departures between the U.S., Europe, India and Israel than any global airline (see Note), including service on 11 new transatlantic routes from its Atlanta and New York-JFK hubs. Delta also is a major carrier to Mexico, South and Central America and the Caribbean, with more than 35 routes announced, added or applied to serve since Jan. 1, 2005. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 14,000 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. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.
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Note: From the U.S., based on July 2006 OAG.
CONTACT: Delta Air Lines Corporate Communications 404-715-2554