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Delta Air Lines expands International Network

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June is a busy month for Delta Air Lines as the American carrier inaugurates nine international flights, marking a significant step in its unprecedented global expansion. Delta has added more than 100 international markets to its network since 2005 as part of its transformation into a premier global airline.

On Monday, Delta launched the first-ever nonstop trans-Atlantic service from Salt Lake City with daily flights to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, as part of its recently implemented joint venture agreement with Air France.

Delta has also strengthening its presence at New York Citys John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) with six new flights: nonstop to Georgetown, Guyana (June 1); direct to Cape Town, South Africa via Dakar, Senegal (June 3); nonstop to Cairo, Egypt (June 4); nonstop to Malaga, Spain (June 4); nonstop to Amman, Jordan (June 5), and nonstop to Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda (June 12).

Delta has further expanded its trans-Atlantic network from its largest hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport with nonstop service to Stockholm, Sweden (June 3). In cooperation with joint-venture partner Air France, Delta alsoadded a fourth daily flight between its Atlanta hub and Air Frances Paris hub (June 1).

Junes nine international flight inaugurals are part of Deltas global expansion which this year alone includes nonstop service between Atlanta and Shanghai (March 30); New York-JFK and Tel Aviv (March 10); Atlanta, New York-JFK and Los Angeles and London-Heathrow (March 29); and recently announced service between Atlanta and Kuwait City, effective November 7.

Also, on July 17 Delta will become the first U.S. airline to serve three cities in France when it begins nonstop service between Lyon and New York-JFK.

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