Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has announced expansion to its service between the United States and Colombia with new flights from its largest hub in Atlanta to Medellin and Cartagena starting December 19 of this year. Tickets for the flights are already available for purchase.
Schedule: Atlanta to Medellin
|DL 983||Atlanta (ATL) at 5:30 p.m.||Medellin (MDE) at 10:10 p.m.||Daily||Dec. 19, 2015|
|DL 982||Medellin (MDE) at 7:40 a.m.||Atlanta (ATL) at 12:54 p.m.||Daily||Dec. 19, 2015|
Schedule: Atlanta to Cartagena
|DL 989||Atlanta (ATL) at 9:45 a.m.||Cartagena (CTG) at 1:50 p.m.||Wednesday,Saturday,Sunday||Dec. 19, 2015|
|DL 984||Cartagena (CTG) at 2:50 p.m.||Atlanta (ATL) at 7:10 p.m.||Wednesday,Saturday,Sunday||Dec. 19, 2015|
“Delta wants to be the best U.S. airline in Latin America by providing a comprehensive route network that meets our customers’ needs, whether they want to relax by the beach or do business around the world,” said Nicolas Ferri, Delta’s vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean. “Our new routes in Colombia are the latest in a series of enhancements and a sign of our steadfast commitment to our customers in Latin America and the Caribbean.”
Awaiting final approval by regulatory authorities, the new flights will add to Delta’s nonstop service from Bogota to Atlanta and New York. The new ATL-MDE route will use 124-seat Boeing 737-700 aircraft, and the ATL-CTG service will operate with 160-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
The route between Atlanta and Medellin will connect travelers out of Medellin with Delta’s primary hub at Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport, serving 200 destinations directly, including key business destinations in Europe. The Atlanta-Cartagena route presents customers with access to the Colombian Caribbean, including local transportation options to Barranquilla and Santa Marta
Passengers traveling to and from Medellin and Cartagena via the Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will encounter full Spanish signage throughout the airport. From the Atlanta airport, Delta flies more than 900 peak-day flights, including nonstop service to 62 international destinations.