LAX’s fastest-growing carrier highlights commitment to the Central American market with increased service to Nicaragua
ATLANTA, Jan 22, 2015 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will begin Saturday seasonal service between Los Angeles and Managua on June 5, 2015. The additional service will complement the current daily nonstop service from the Nicaraguan capital city to Atlanta, and will operate using a 160-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
“Delta is the only airline offering the convenience of weekly nonstop service between Managua and Los Angeles,” said Jose Antonio Torres, Delta´s general manager for Central America. “The new Los Angeles-Managua weekly flight is timed for a late departure to provide business travelers a full work day prior to traveling. In addition, customers from Nicaragua will now have increased access to Delta’s global network and will be able to enjoy the benefits of Delta’s investments in the Central American region.”
With flights to 13 cities including San José, Costa Rica; Liberia, Costa Rica; San Salvador; Guatemala City; Belize City; Cancún; Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo; Manzanillo; Guadalajara; Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Monterrey; and now Managua, Delta serves more destinations in Latin America from Los Angeles than any carrier.
“Delta has been growing its footprint between Los Angeles and Central America,” said Ranjan Goswami, Delta’s vice president for Los Angeles. “With direct access to all of the key U.S. entertainment and tech markets, as well as additional Latin service through our gateway at LAX, we strive to provide business and leisure customers the best service options to meet their travel needs.”
Once in Los Angeles customers flying from Nicaragua have many options for connecting with destinations in other Western states and Northern California as Jackson Hole, Las Vegas, Oakland, Portland, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose, Salt Lake City and Sacramento.
From Los Angeles, Delta currently operates 154 peak-day departures to 48 destinations and has continued expanding both international and domestic service over the past few months, including London-Heathrow in October; Dallas* and Austin, Texas* in November; and Vancouver, Canada* in December.
Onboard, Delta supports and markets the music of emerging artists and short-form content creators through exclusive partnerships that provide in-flight content for customers, who can now enjoy free entertainment from every seat out of Los Angeles through the new Delta Studio product. Every Delta flight from Los Angeles offers BusinessElite/First Class and Economy Comfort seating, and nearly every domestic flight features Wi-Fi service. Delta also introduced international Wi-Fi in 2014 and will complete installation of Wi-Fi service on its long-haul international fleet in 2016.
Customers flying the Los Angeles-Managua service will enjoy the benefits of the $229 million expansion and enhancement of Terminal 5 at LAX currently taking place. The project will double the size of the ticketing lobby and screening checkpoints, and will include an exclusive Sky Priority lobby with dedicated access to screening checkpoints. It also will include renovations to the Delta Sky Club and new baggage carousels. The project is scheduled to take place in several phases, with full completion in 2015.
Saturday seasonal service between Los Angeles and Managua:
|DL 677||Los Angeles (LAX) at 10:45 p.m.||Managua (MGA) at 05:15 a.m.||Friday||June 5, 2015|
|DL 702||Managua (MGA) at 06:15 a.m.||Los Angeles (LAX) at 10:45 a.m.||Saturday||June 6, 2015|
The flight is now available for booking through delta.com. Customers also have 24/7 access to real-time support before, during and after travel via Delta’s Twitter channel in English, @DeltaAssist, and in Spanish,@DeltaAssist_ES, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST.
About Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines is working to be the best U.S. airline in Latin America and the Caribbean. Its achievements have been recognized with two top distinctions by Latin Trade’s Best of Travel Annual Awards 2014, leading the categories of “Most Improvement Overall” and “Best Partnerships and Alliances,” and being the only U.S. airline in this year’s rankings. Delta was also recognized with the Best Airline to North America award by Prêmio Destaque Companhia de Viagem, by Grupo Companhia. Delta continues to grow in Latin America through its long-term exclusive alliances with GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, Aeroméxico andAerolíneas Argentinas, and is committed to building a solid regional footprint thus enhancing its global network and offering a better overall experience for its customers. Delta provides service to 32 countries and 53 destinations in the region offering over 2,070 weekly flights between Latin America/Caribbean and the U.S. Delta customers can receive real-time, on-the-go travel assistance in Spanish and Portuguese through Twitter channels @DeltaAssist_ES and @DeltaAjuda from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST. Brazilian customers can also access Delta´s dedicated Brazil Facebook page, visitinghttp://www.facebook.com/DeltaAirLinesBrasil.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 170 million customers each year. Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for four consecutive years, a first for any airline. Additionally, Delta was named the 2014 Airline of the Year by Air Transport World magazine and was named to FORTUNE magazine’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the third time in four years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 327 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 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 newly formed 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, New York-LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on delta.com, Twitter@Delta, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta’s blog takingoff.delta.com.
*Flight operated by Delta Connection carrier Compass Airlines
SOURCE: Delta Air Lines