Delta offers first service to Haiti since the 1950s

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NEW YORK, NY – Delta Air Lines announced today new nonstop daily service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Port-au-Prince, Haiti starting June 20, 2009. The new flights are the first Delta service to Haiti since the 1950s when Delta flew from New Orleans to Port-au-Prince.

“Delta’s long-standing commitment to the Caribbean basin is now reinforced as we provide the growing population of Haitians in the tri-state area with more options to visit friends and loved ones in their native country,” said Gail Grimmett, Delta’s senior vice president in New York City.

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Delta also will bring back daily nonstop service between New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Bermuda beginning May 22, 2009. This flight complements Delta’s nonstop service to Bermuda from Boston and Atlanta. At only 774 miles from New York City, Bermuda is a 21-square-mile paradise of year-round mild, semi-tropical climate.