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Delta to fly 757s to Africa, via SAL, Cape Verde

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Press ReleaseSource: Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Delta Expands Africa Presence With First-Ever Flight Between Atlanta and Monrovia, Liberia
Wednesday October 22, 12:00 pm ET
ATLANTA, Oct. 22, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL - News), the only U.S. network carrier to serve Africa, today announced it will expand its service to the African continent with the introduction of the first and only flight between Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Monrovia's Roberts International Airport, Liberia*. The service, which will make a stop at Amilcar Cabral International Airport on Sal Island, Cape Verde*, will start in June, 2009.

Passengers on the only flight between the U.S. and Liberia will benefit from significant time savings over other routes. They also will be able to connect to more than 150 destinations throughout the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean via Delta's Atlanta hub.

"Delta is pleased to add Monrovia to our industry-leading Africa network,'' said Glen Hauenstein, executive vice president - Network and Revenue Management. ``Passenger traffic to and from Africa continues to grow at some of the highest rates in the world. We are very encouraged with the response to our flights to Africa and look forward to serving Liberia and contributing to its trade and tourism development efforts.''

Currently, Delta offers service between the United States and six African destinations with flights between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Accra, Ghana; Dakar, Senegal; Cairo, Egypt, and Cape Town in South Africa (via Dakar) and between Atlanta and Lagos, Nigeria, and Johannesburg, South Africa (via Dakar).

Liberia is situated in West Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean to the country's southwest. The country has strong historical and cultural ties to the United States. With key exports of minerals and timber, there is a strong and growing market for business traffic between Liberia and the U.S.
In an announcement today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Liberia's President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf praised Delta's investment in her country.
"I was excited to learn that Delta Air Lines has made the commitment to provide direct flight service to Liberia,'' said Johnson-Sirleaf. ``Liberia continues to flourish and, with the commitment by companies in the U.S. to do business in our country, there is opportunity for continued economic growth. This development also provides convenience for Liberians in Diaspora to come home and to bring their skills and talents in support of the country's development. Delta Air Lines is providing a means to bring business into the country and we welcome them.''
Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies, which owns significant development projects in Liberia, also commented on the flight during the announcement.
"Two years ago, while attending the Clinton Global Initiative, I made a commitment to mobilize $30 million for Liberia after hearing President Sirleaf speak and appeal to the American private sector for support,'' said Johnson. ``I have further committed to mobilizing funds through a recent $100 million finance protocol with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to build housing, as well as to build an 84-room villa style hotel. I applaud Delta Air Lines for making the commitment to provide direct air service to Liberia which will provide economic growth opportunities to Liberia from a variety of business sectors around the world,'' he added.

Delta's new service between Atlanta and Monrovia will be operated using a Boeing 757 aircraft with up to 174 seats in a two-cabin configuration -- 16 seats in Delta's award-winning BusinessElite service and 158 seats in economy class. Delta's BusinessElite service features all-leather sleeper seats, innovative food offerings from celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein and award-winning, original wine selections chosen by Delta's Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson. The airline's on-demand personal in-seat entertainment boasts more than 20 first-run and popular classic movies, a variety of TV programs, a broad range of music, and a suite of 12 video games in both classes of service. Economy class customers also benefit from new all-leather economy seats, amenity kits and enhanced food offerings.
Delta's service between Atlanta and Monrovia will operate once weekly as follows: ------------- --------------------------- -------------------------- FLIGHT DEPARTS** ARRIVES** ------------- --------------------------- -------------------------- DL 214 Atlanta Sal Island, Cape Verde at 3:10 p.m. at 2:15 a.m. ------------- --------------------------- -------------------------- DL 214 Sal Island, Cape Verde Monrovia, Liberia at 3:20 a.m. at 7:05 a.m. ------------- --------------------------- -------------------------- DL 215 Monrovia, Liberia Sal Island, Cape Verde at 8:10 a.m. at 9:55 a.m. ------------- --------------------------- -------------------------- DL 215 Sal Island, Cape Verde Atlanta at 11:25 a.m. at 5:15 p.m. ------------- --------------------------- -------------------------- *Subject to government approval. ** Schedule subject to change


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Wow General does this sound like something I told you. Look for more.
Can we say major party with DAL crews!
 

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Just curious, if you are only going to run this flight once a week, how do you stage the crews?
 

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Half the load will have TB. But is that still better than LBB?
 

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Expect to see more announcements so that you can see a bigger picture.
 

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Just curious, if you are only going to run this flight once a week, how do you stage the crews?

ACL65 is right. Hold on for a bit and you will see. Kinda interesting, especially compared to LBB....

Bye Bye---General Lee
 

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Wow General does this sound like something I told you. Look for more.
Can we say major party with DAL crews!

My Texas Tech wife wouldn't want me to get "Naughty." I could watch, though.

Bye Bye--General Lee
 

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Oh I agree, but just think. eight crews plus, all doing turns in to Africa, and then overnighting at the same beach front hotel. Sounds like quite a party. (especially if there are a bunch of NYC FA's)
 

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Oh I agree, but just think. eight crews plus, all doing turns in to Africa, and then overnighting at the same beach front hotel. Sounds like quite a party. (especially if there are a bunch of NYC FA's)

You know that sheet's gonna go junior. It's starting to look like we joined the Peace Corps here.
 

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Oh I agree, but just think. eight crews plus, all doing turns in to Africa, and then overnighting at the same beach front hotel. Sounds like quite a party. (especially if there are a bunch of NYC FA's)

Sure, right up until those Senior Momas get wind of it. Next thing you know, your overnight looks like something out of Jurassic Park.
 

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The delta wives club will insist on nwa flt atts staffing these flts. So the party will consist of fas in depends, liberal use of denture cream and of course hair nets. Have fun!!!!:D



Oh I agree, but just think. eight crews plus, all doing turns in to Africa, and then overnighting at the same beach front hotel. Sounds like quite a party. (especially if there are a bunch of NYC FA's)
 

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Are those nuts still at it. If so, do not tell my wife about it.:D
 

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Half the load will have TB. But is that still better than LBB?

True, but TB is everywhere as it is!

Do you think an average high school in the US has less TB than a school in Africa?
Think again.
People get sick primarily due to lack of food. Shots help too.
 

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The delta wives club will insist on nwa flt atts staffing these flts. So the party will consist of fas in depends, liberal use of denture cream and of course hair nets. Have fun!!!!:D

The senior FA's don't like 757's.
It'll be staffed with brand new ones and they do get wild that far from home.
 

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I think you will see Cape Verde become Delta's mini-African hub. There will be more announcements about new cities in the future. Take a look at the route maps of Air France http://www.airfrance.us/US/en/local...BV_EngineID=cccfadefhijififcefecekedgfndgfl.0 and KLM http://nwa.innosked.com/(S(poj5pb45gjogrnqvrijtah45))/Default.aspx?show=MAP .

Now pick about 6 more cities with once a week service. The trips out of ATL will be six or seven days. ATL-Cape Verde-Africa Continent turn-Cape Verde-ATL. All the overnights will be in Cape Verde. Too dangerous to overnight on the African continent. Should be good times. Lots of crew in Cape Verde.
 

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Sure about what?

Reference is to lots of crews in SAL. Not lots of passengers.
 
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