Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Delta Airlines has officially confirmed that it will be increasing its network in Africa from June 2009 with the launch of 2 new destinations namely Abuja and Lagos in Nigeria from ATL and JFK respectively. The main highlights are as follows:
JFK/LOS - eff June 9th, new 5 weekly nonstop B 763ER service complimenting the already exisiting daily ATL-LOS B 763ER service.
ATL/ABV - new twice weekly B 752 service with a tech stop in SID in both directions.
Other key developments that DL has ear marked for 2009 expansion as a result of its merger with NW are as follows:
SEA/LHR - all flights suspended from Jan 8th.
JFK/TLV - frequencies increased from daily to 11 weekly B 763ERs all flown nonstop eff June 30th 09.
JFK/NRT - new daily nonstop flights to start eff June 4th using a B 772ER.
JFK/PRG - new 3 weekly nonstop flights start from June 18th using a B 763ER.
SLC/NRT - new 5 weekly nonstop flights to be launched using NW A 332s eff June 3rd 09.
ATL/NRT - second daily nonstop flight to be launched using a NWA B 744 eff May 4th 09. Current daily flight is flown using a DL B 772ER.
JFK/CPT - new 3 weekly flights to be flown via DKR using a B 763ER.
SEA/PEK - new nonstop flights to be flown using NWA aircraft.
DTW/PVG - new nonstop flights using NWA aircraft.
ATL/NBO - new 4 weekly flights to be launched using B 763ER via DKR eff June 2nd 09.
NRT/SGN - new daily flights to be launched using a NWA B 752 eff June 1st.