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Delta Air Lines celebrates 45 years in Bahamas

Increased momentum and enhanced services highlight Delta's continued growth in The Bahamas and the Caribbean region. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) celebrates its 45th anniversary of uninterrupted service in The Bahamas this year, highlighting the key role the islands play in the continued growth and development of the company’s network between the US and Latin America.

“Delta is part of the Bahamas’ history, as we have provided services to the country for 45 years,” says Nicolas Ferri, Delta´s vice president, Latin America and the Caribbean.

“Our commitment to the region is strong and it shows, as we continue to increase frequencies in top destinations in the Caribbean. Delta will continue to support progress and growth in the Caribbean and offer the best products to suit the needs of business and tourists.”

Delta connects The Bahamas to its Atlanta hub with 21 weekly flights. From Delta’s state-of-the-art international terminal in Atlanta, travellers from Nassau have access to more than 1,000 daily flights to 208 destinations that Delta operates, including non-stop service to 65 international destinations.

New York is another key destination that Delta connects to with a daily non-stop flight between Nassau and LaGuardia Airport. Customers can benefit from Delta’s $160 million investment to modernize and connect Terminals C and D at LaGuardia airport with work on a connector bridge between the two terminals, providing service to more destinations from New York-LaGuardia and New York-JFK combined than any other airline.

Delta complements its year-round service to The Bahamas with seasonal flights between Nassau and Detroit, connecting Caribbean and US travelers with more destinations during the busiest months.

Delta launched its first flight from the US to The Bahamas in May 1968, as Northeast Airlines, and in 1972 it started operating with the Delta brand. The airline has a broad history in the Caribbean beginning 60 years ago with its first flight to Puerto Rico and expanding to its current schedule with services to almost all Caribbean islands including Antigua, Aruba, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Haiti, Puerto Rico, St Kitts, St Thomas, St Maarten, St Lucia and Turks and Caicos.

Delta has invested $3 billion over the last two years to improve customer on-board service by remodeling its fleet to include the popular Economy Comfort class in flights to and from the Caribbean, offer complementary light meals on Economy cabin, as well of the expansion of its state of the art entertainment system with library of 250 movies, 100 TV programs, 50 hours of HBO, video games and child-friendly programmes.


Air Canada said that growth of its leisure carrier subsidiary, Air Canada rouge, is on track to expand to a total of 23 holiday destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, The Bahamas, Florida and Las Vegas for its 2013-2014 winter season. The carrier flies direct from Toronto (YYZ) to Exuma International Airport (GGT) weekly.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell toured the Grand Bahama Shipyard facility June 21.

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