Delta to expand nonstop service from Cincinnati

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, the airline said.

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. And more than 75 percent of all flights will operate with aircraft providing a First Class cabin, the largest amount ever offered in Cincinnati.

Upgrades will take place in nine major markets. The airline will offer expanded service with additional daily flights to Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Orlando and Toronto; aircraft upgrades offering First Class for some Denver and all Minneapolis flights; seasonal extensions for Fort Myers and Seattle; improved schedules for Charlotte, Hartford, Newark, and Philadelphia to allow for convenient day trips for business and leisure travelers with morning departures and evening returns, and more evenly distributed flights for improved coverage throughout the day.

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 nearly 180 million customers each year. 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.