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#88425 - 06/22/04 10:28 PM JUST IN!!
Nfpolaris Offline
Delta Air Lines To Begin New Nonstop Service between Atlanta and Belize; Adding Daily, Year-Round Service to Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
6/22/2004 3:30:00 PM

ATLANTA, Jun 22, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Delta Air Lines (DAL) will begin nonstop service between Atlanta and Belize on December 11. Delta will offer customers one round-trip, nonstop flight on Saturday only between its Atlanta hub and Belize using single-class, 150-seat Boeing 737 aircraft. Delta is also increasing its service between Atlanta and Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, to year-round, daily service starting Sept. 15. The airline had previously offered seasonal, Saturday-only service to the city.

Located on the Caribbean coast adjacent to Mexico and Guatemala, Belize is known for its tropical forests, mountains, Mayan temples, and scuba diving. Belize is home to the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere, and the people of Belize have protected approximately 40 percent of the country as parks and natural reserves.

In response to customer demand, Delta is also increasing service between Atlanta and Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Beginning Sept. 15, Delta and Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines will offer daily, year-round service between Atlanta and Providenciales.

The Turks and Caicos Islands, located approximately 575 miles (or 75 minutes) southeast of Miami, is a premiere beach, diving and snorkeling destination. Providenciales, also known as "Provo", is the most developed island in Turks and Caicos -- offering visitors beautiful white sand beaches, tropical sunsets, and more.

Flight Departs Arrives
1740 Atlanta at 10:30 a.m. Belize at 12:40 p.m.
1741 Belize at 2:15 p.m. Atlanta at 6:10 p.m.

Flight Departs Arrives
4597 Atlanta at 10:05 a.m. Providenciales at 12:58 p.m.
4597 Providenciales at 2:09 p.m. Atlanta at 5:10 p.m.

Delta Air Lines is proud to celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2004. Delta is the world's second largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, offering daily flights to 494 destinations in 86 countries on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. Delta's marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem frequent flier miles on more than 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam, Northwest Airlines, Continental Airlines and other 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 visit delta.com.

SOURCE Delta Air Lines, Inc.



#88426 - 06/22/04 10:34 PM Re: JUST IN!!
Barbara K Offline
Awesome! Thanks for the info.

#88427 - 06/22/04 10:56 PM Re: JUST IN!!
Nfpolaris Offline
hi Barb...

In a way i'm excited...in a way...i'm sad...i get so excited to send people to experiance what i love about Belize (plus..tourism money is good...for everyone), but i also feel bad that the more people i send...the more "my" Belize changes.


#88428 - 06/23/04 03:57 AM Re: JUST IN!!
coex-pilot Offline
Living in Atlanta, this is great news!


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