ATLANTA, March 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) customers are among the fatalities caused by the explosions in the departures area at Brussels' Zaventem Airport on March 22.
"We are deeply saddened by the tragedy in Brussels. On behalf of all Delta people, I extend our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers to those who lost loved ones in the March 22 tragedy in Brussels. Delta people are grieving with you," said Ed Bastian, incoming Delta CEO. "Our teams continue to work around the clock to assist customers and provide assistance to family and friends of Delta customers."
Specially trained Delta Care Team members are in Brussels standing ready and already assisting families and friends of customers impacted by the explosions at the Brussels airport.
The airport remains closed, and Delta continues to work with local authorities to evaluate when airline operations can resume.
Delta's Reservation Sales team has been working around the clock to reach customers with flights booked to, from or through Brussels to reaccommodate their travel plans. A travel waiver remains in place to assist customers with travel booked to, from or through Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS) and Paris, France (CDG) through March 31 and Brussels, Belgium (BRU) through April 12.
Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. Delta was named to FORTUNE magazine's top 50 World's Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the fourth time in five years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented five consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 328 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta's blog takingoff.delta.com.
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