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Delta Airlines to Begin New Non Stop Service between Atlanta and Belize

Belize City, Wednesday, June 23rd, 2004 The Belize Tourism Board is pleased to announce that Delta Airlines has confirmed non-stop service from Atlanta to Belize commencing December 11th, 2004.

Delta's Boeing 737 aircraft has a seating capacity of 150 passengers and will offer customers non-stop flight on Saturdays only between its Atlanta, Georgia hub and Belize. The flights will leave Atlanta at 10:30 a.m. and arrive in Belize at 12:40 p.m. On its return, it will leave Belize at 2:15 p.m. to arrive in Atlanta at 6:10 p.m.

"We are enthused by Delta's presence in Belize," comments Tourism Minister, Mark Espat. "The recent developments in the airline industry have aided in building greater confidence among tourism stakeholders, both locally and internationally. This new flight will mean easier and more accessible travel to and from Belize and Atlanta, as well as provide more options for visitors wishing to vacation in Belize," Espat noted.

Delta airlines offer daily service to 494 destinations in 86 countries. It operates Delta, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection and has worldwide partners that service other destinations, making it the world's second largest airline in terms of passengers carried. Delta is also considered the leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic. Delta's frequent flyers customers are able to earn and redeem frequent flier miles on more than 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam. Northwest Airlines, Continental Airlines and other partners. Delta Air Lines has been proudly serving its customers since 1929.

International carriers currently serving Belize include Continental Airlines (since June 1988), American Airlines (since August 1990), Grupo TACA (since June 1938) and US Airways (since November of 2002) which has been the most recent addition of international carriers serving Belize. Delta's new service to Belize will add to the existing airlift capacity. Continental Airlines presently has two flights daily , American Airlines has 3 flights daily, TACA - 2 flights per day, and US Airways operates daily from Charlotte.

Joined: May 2004
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While I am glad to see that there will now be a direct flight from Atlanta (as this is where we fly out of), I am sorry to see that it is not going to take place until the end of the year. I am also disheartened to see that the flights will only be on Saturdays, but I guess that's better than what the options are now.

Joined: Apr 2004
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Wish they would bump the date up a couple of months as we leave Atlanta in October. Oh well, guess we'll have to come back after December. wink

Joined: Mar 2004
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Now if we could only get them to fly direct out of Detroit. That would be awesome!!!

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