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Tue, 6 October 2015

Delta to Launch Minneapolis-St. Paul - Rome and Detroit - Munich Flights

Delta Air Lines is to boost its trans-Atlantic route portfolio with two new routes from from Midwest Hubs next summer.

The airline will operate daily flights from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Rome, as well as six weekly flights from Detroit to Munich beginning 26 May 2016.

The service will be operated in conjunction with Delta's joint venture partners Air France, KLM and Alitalia.

In all, Delta will offer five new routes across the Atlantic beginning next summer: Detroit to Munich; Minneapolis-St. Paul to Rome; New York-JFK to Edinburgh, Scotland; Salt Lake City to London-Heathrow; and Raleigh-Durham to Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

"Our five new routes will complement our returning seasonal service for a full summer of trans-Atlantic flying in 2016," said Dwight James, Delta's Senior Vice President Trans-Atlantic. "Detroit to Munich is important for our corporate customers, while Minneapolis-St. Paul to Rome is a strong addition to our existing hub service from Rome. Our customers can expect premium amenities and the best service in their travels across the Atlantic with Delta."

Detroit-Munich will be Delta's second daily flight between the U.S. and Munich as well as the second daily flight between Detroit and Germany. Delta serves four destinations in Germany Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart. The flight will be operated using Boeing 767-400ER aircraft and will offer one-stop connecting service to Munich for many customers in destinations throughout the Midwest and Pacific Northwest.

Rome will be Delta's fifth long-haul international destination from Minneapolis-St. Paul and 10th peak-day flight between the U.S. and Italy in summer 2016. The flight will be operated using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.

Delta, Detroit, Rome, Munich

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