Delta Launches First Non-stop Service between Atlanta and Copenhagen

Delta is inviting customers to visit Europe this summer and take advantage of special low fares.


ATLANTA, May 1, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Beginning today, Delta customers now have an easy non-stop connection from the United States to Denmark, as the country's fastest growing international airline inaugurates its first flight between the world's largest airline hub in Atlanta and Copenhagen.

"Delta is thrilled to launch this new service today and open our global network to customers traveling to and from Scandinavia," said Doug Blissit, Delta's vice president of public affairs. "The United States is Denmark's most important export market outside the European Union, Danish business and industry has a direct flight for the first time to the Southeastern United States and hundreds of connections throughout the Americas from Atlanta. In addition, Delta's new route also paves the way for easy access to travelers coming from the Americas to do business in, or vacation around, the gorgeous capital city of Copenhagen in Denmark."

"Because of Delta, Atlanta is becoming America's gateway city," said Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin at the Atlanta airport prior to boarding the flight to Copenhagen. "More than 100 Danish and Swedish companies have subsidiaries in Georgia and more than 60 companies from Georgia have subsidiaries in Denmark. Delta's new route will help underpin these strong relations and contribute to increased trade among the business communities in Denmark, Sweden and the U.S., all because of the direct service to Atlanta."

To celebrate this and other new international routes, Delta is inviting customers to visit Europe this summer and take advantage of special low fares. Customers should act quickly, however, as tickets for these select routes must be purchased by May 8.

Below are some sample one-way fares based on round-trip purchase:

Atlanta to Copenhagen, Denmark $309 Atlanta to Edinburgh, Scotland(1) $399 Atlanta to Nice, France(2) $359 New York City to Budapest, Hungary(3) $339 New York City to Dublin, Ireland(4) $199 New York City to Manchester, England(4) $199 New York City to Shannon, Ireland(4) $199 Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply. Fares shown are available for purchase only on delta.com or from a travel agent. See below for more details. Note 1: Service begins June 5, 2006 Note 2: Service begins May 9, 2006 Note 3: Service begins May 8, 2006 Note 4: Service begins May 15, 2006

Delta's new service between Atlanta and Copenhagen will be operated with wide-body Boeing 767-300ER aircraft with the capacity to carry up to 204 passengers in a two-class configuration, featuring Delta's award-winning BusinessElite(tm) service. Additionally, beginning later this spring, Delta will provide customers with a more comfortable and entertaining international BusinessElite experience offering all-leather seats and state-of-the-art digital technology. The flight schedule will operate as follows:

Delta's new daily non-stop service between Atlanta and Copenhagen effective May 1, 2006:

Flight Departs Arrives 68 Atlanta at 6:00 p.m. Copenhagen at 9:00 a.m. 69(a) Copenhagen at 11:00 a.m. Atlanta at 2:55 p.m. (a)Service begins May 2, 2006

Today's inaugural flight to Copenhagen is the third in a series of 11 new trans-Atlantic routes to be launched by June. In April, Delta inaugurated its first service between Atlanta and Dusseldorf, and in March its first service between Atlanta and Tel Aviv, Israel. The next trans-Atlantic inaugurals are set for May 8 from Atlanta to Nice, France and from New York-JFK to Budapest, Hungary. In total, Delta will offer non-stop service to more than 60 international destinations from Atlanta this summer, including 23 routes across the Atlantic. From New York-JFK, Delta will offer customers non-stop service to more than 28 international destinations with 18 routes across the Atlantic.

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