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Delta to launch Dubai-New York flights in June

American carrier in first stand-alone Arabian Travel Market, ATM<.> promotion Delta<.> Air Lines, the largest US airline in terms of departures and enplanements, announced it will launch direct flights to New York`s JFK airport from…

American carrier in first stand-alone Arabian Travel Market, ATM<.> promotion Delta<.> Air Lines, the largest US airline in terms of departures and enplanements, announced it will launch direct flights to New York`s JFK airport from Dubai International in the United Arab Emirates in June this year.



The new flight, which will begin thrice-weekly westbound services on Monday, June 18, 2001, will mark Delta`s first service into the United Arab Emirates and will be operated on MD-11 aircraft. It will operate every Monday, Thursday and Saturday.



The move makes Delta the first carrier to operate direct flights between Dubai International and JFK and the only American carrier to operate from the UAE, Dubai-headquartered Sharaf Travel will handle sales operations for Delta locally.



Delta flight DL 121 will depart from Dubai International Airport at 07:00 and arrive at New York`s JFK, via Cairo, at 15:30. The return flight DL 120 will depart JFK at 17.35 and arrive in Dubai the following day at 17.15.



This week Delta is exhibiting in its own capacity for the first time at Arabian Travel Market, the Middle East`s foremost travel and tourism show which is running at the Dubai World Trade Centre until Friday night, the stand features seats from Delta`s award- winning BusinessElite service.



Passengers already choose to fly Delta more often than any other airline in the world on 5,183 flights each day to 354 cities in 65 countries on Delta, Delta Express, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers, and Delta`s Worldwide Partner`s. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance made up of Delta, Air France, Aero Mexico, Korean Air and CSA Czech, which provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services.

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