CINCINNATI, Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is expanding travel options for Cincinnati customers, with more seats, improved schedules and upgraded aircraft to the most popular destinations available this summer. Customers will experience enhanced service in 13 of the 35 destinations Delta offers in Cincinnati and a total seat growth of 6 percent in the market. Importantly, more than 75 percent of all flights will operate with aircraft providing a First Class cabin, the largest amount ever offered in Cincinnati.
"These enhancements reflect the solid demand from both business and leisure travelers," said Joe Esposito, Vice President – Network, Americas. "We are proud to serve our Cincinnati customers as the number one airline connecting Cincinnati to the world."
Upgrades will take place in nine major markets:
- Expanded service in five cities with additional daily flights: Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Orlando and Toronto
- Aircraft upgrades in two markets: Denver to mainline and all Minneapolis flights offering First Class
- Seasonal extensions in two markets: Fort Myers now operating daily throughout the summer and Seattle extending into the Fall and Spring
Additionally Delta is improving schedules in four markets including Charlotte, Hartford, Newark and Philadelphia. Schedules in these markets will be retimed to allow for convenient day trips for business and leisure travelers with morning departures and evening returns. Flights will also be more evenly distributed for improved coverage throughout the day.
"CVG is pleased to see Delta's capacity growth and schedule enhancements," said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. "Delta's local CVG passenger volume has grown for 15 consecutive months and these changes will certainly help continue that trend while benefiting business and leisure customers in our region."
Delta will operate 82 peak-day departures to 35 total destinations this summer including Delta's popular nonstop service to Paris-Charles de Gaulle in conjunction with joint venture partner Air France KLM. Cancun and Toronto service round out Delta's international offerings.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2016, Delta was named to Fortune's top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the fifth time in six years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented six consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 323 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 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 transatlantic 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, London-Heathrow, 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, and Facebook.com/delta.
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