ISTANBUL, Turkey (eTN) – Delta Air Lines is to launch new nonstop services from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Kuwait beginning November 7, 2008.
The Kuwait flight strengthens Delta’s position in the Middle East region, complementing existing services from Atlanta to Dubai and Tel Aviv; from New York-JFK to Istanbul and Tel Aviv; and a new service from New York-JFK to Cairo (starting June 5) and Amman (starting June 6).
Additionally, based on its continued success in the Dubai market, Delta in October will increase to daily its flights between Atlanta and Dubai. Delta started service to Dubai in May 2007 with five weekly frequencies, which it recently increased to six per week.
“Traffic between the United States and the Middle East is one of the fastest growing regions in aviation,” said Glen Hauenstein, executive vice president – Network and Revenue Management. “With 37 weekly frequencies, Delta now offers more service to the Middle East than all other US carriers combined so, when your plans call for travel to the Middle East, Delta is ready when you are.”
Passengers on Delta’s flights between Atlanta and Kuwait, Dubai and Tel Aviv travel on Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, while flights between New York-JFK and Istanbul, Amman, Cairo and Tel Aviv operate on Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
On flights to and from Dubai, Kuwait, Cairo and Amman Delta’s service also features Arabic-speaking flight attendants, in-flight movies with Arabic subtitles, as well as Halal meal options in Business Elite and Middle Eastern selections in economy. Delta’s flights to and from Tel Aviv feature Hebrew-speaking flight attendants, as well as Kosher meal options.