ATLANTA – Delta Air Lines today announced it will expand service to Cancun, Mexico, with new nonstop flights from Nashville International Airport beginning on Dec. 20, 2008.** The Nashville, Tenn. flight brings to 10 the number of U.S. cities from which Delta serves the popular destination in Mexico’s Riviera Maya.
Delta currently serves Cancun from Atlanta; Boston; Cincinnati; Hartford, Conn.; Los Angeles; Orlando, Fla.; Raleigh/Durham, N.C.; Salt Lake City, and Washington, DC.
For a limited time, Delta is offering a special introductory fare of $159* one-way for travel from Nashville to Cancun between Jan. 10 and Mar. 28, 2009. A round-trip ticket purchase is required to take advantage of the introductory fare, and additional taxes, fees, restrictions, and baggage charges may apply. Details are included below.*
“Cancun is a favorite travel destination for U.S. travelers, and we are making it easy to reach from different points in the United States,” said Pam Elledge, senior vice president-Global Sales and Distribution. “Delta’s introductory fare allows travelers from Nashville to get acquainted with the convenience of the new flight and accessibility of the destination.”
The new flight between Nashville and Cancun is part of Delta’s ongoing international expansion, of which Latin America is a key component. Delta also will start flights between New York-JFK and Buenos Aires, Argentina (Dec. 18)**; New York-JFK and Bonaire (Dec. 20)**; New York-JFK and Bogota, Colombia (Dec. 18)**; and Atlanta and Santiago, Dominican Republic (Dec. 20). With the additional service to Cancun, in December Delta will offer more than 500 weekly nonstop flights to more than 50 destinations across Latin America and the Caribbean.
**Service subject to foreign government approval.
Delta’s schedule between Nashville and Cancun starting Dec. 20, 2008 is as follows:
Flight: DL 539
Departs: Nashville at 10:50 a.m.
Arrives: Cancun at 1:56 p.m.
Flight: DL 540
Departs: Cancun at 2:50 p.m.
Arrives: Nashville at 6:27 p.m.
Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 312 destinations in 61 countries. Delta has added more international capacity than any major U.S. airline during the last two years and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 44 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers 393 weekly flights to 47 destinations. Delta’s marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 16,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 500 worldwide destinations in 105 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and flight status at delta.com.
Travel for some itineraries may be provided by Delta Connection carrier Comair.