Delta Air Lines (ticker: DAL, exchange: NYSE Archipelago Exchange (.N))
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Delta to Begin Codeshare With Air France From Newark and Houston to ParisATLANTA, Feb 12, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Delta Air Lines
(NYSE: DAL) will begin codeshare service from New York (Newark) and Houston
(Intercontinental Airport) to Paris on flights operated by its SkyTeam global
alliance partner Air France. The carriers plan to start the codeshare service
May 1, 2002. Air France will operate Boeing 777 and Airbus 330 aircraft on the
Paris to Newark flights and Boeing 777 aircraft on the Paris to Houston flights.
Delta and Air France continue to expand their SkyTeam global alliance
relationship using Charles de Gaulle International Airport. Currently, Delta
codeshares with Air France beyond Paris on 383 flights to 61 destinations in
Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Delta and Air France codeshare on each others' flights from Atlanta, Boston,
Chicago, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Miami, New York-JFK, Philadelphia, San
Francisco, and Washington, D.C. (Dulles) to Paris. The two airlines also operate
and codeshare on each others' flights to Nice both New York-JFK and Paris.
Top-tier flyers with the SkyTeam airlines (Air France, AeroMexico, Alitalia, CSA
Czech Airlines, Delta and Korean Air) receive elite status on all member airline
flights. Additionally, all SkyTeam member airline frequent flyers accrue miles
and redeem awards on any of the six airlines.
Air France, operating a network of flights to more than 214 destinations in 91
countries (excluding codeshare flights), is well established in Europe, Africa,
the Middle East and Asia as well as in the Americas, where it operates more than
14 direct daily flights, plus the Concorde. It also has a predominant position
in the French market, Europe's largest domestic market.
Delta Air Lines, the world's second largest carrier in terms of passengers
carried and the leading U.S. airline across the Atlantic, offers more than 5,536
flights each day to 413 destinations in 73 countries on Delta, Delta Express,
Delta Shuttle, Delta Connection carriers and Delta's worldwide partners. Delta
is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides
customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. For more
information, please go to delta.com.
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