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Delta Adds Rome Flight From Minneapolis-St. Paul

October 7, 2015 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Twin Cities, meet the Eternal City: Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is adding nonstop daily service from its Minneapolis-St. Paul hub to Rome during the peak summer season beginning May 26, 2016.http://industryclub.com.au/

Rome will be Delta’s fifth long-haul international destination from Minneapolis-St. Paul and the 10th peak-day flight between the U.S. and Italy for summer 2016. The airline also operates flights from Minneapolis to Amsterdam, London, TokyoNarita and Paris. The service will be operated in conjunction with Delta’s joint venture partners Air France, KLM and Alitalia using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.

“With the investments in our facilities and the addition of Rome service, our partnership with the MSP market is strong,” said Bob Cortelyou, Delta’s Senior Vice President – Network Planning. “We look forward to partnering with the community and the airport authority to meet the growing needs of our customers in the Twin Cities.”

“We are very excited about Delta Air Lines’ decision to launch service to Rome,” said Jeff Hamiel, executive director and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, which owns and operates Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. “Rome is one of Europe’s oldest cities, with tremendous historical, cultural and commercial appeal. It is also the most popular destination in Europe not to already have direct service from MSP International Airport. Direct service to Rome gives businesses, colleges and civic organizations in Minnesota another opportunity to attract visitors from the Mediterranean region of Europe.”

Delta’s Minneapolis-St. Paul to Rome schedule will operate as follows:

Flight number



Start Date


Minneapolis at 5:25 p.m.

Rome at 10 a.m. (next day)

May 26, 2016


Rome at 11:45 a.m.

Minneapolis at 3:45 p.m.

May 27, 2016

Service between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Rome will feature a full range of premium products, including full flat-bed seats with direct aisle access and a range of regionally inspired dining options in the Delta One cabin as well as Westin Heavenly Inflight Bedding and Tumi amenity kits. Customers flying in Delta Comfort+ benefit from up to four additional inches of legroom and up to 50 percent more recline than Delta’s standard international Main Cabin seats as well as Sky Priority boarding. Throughout the aircraft, all passengers will have access to on-demand in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi enabling customers to stay connected at 30,000 feet.

Delta operates more than 400 peak-day flights to more than 120 destinations from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Delta has invested more than $25 million to update restaurants featuring world-class cuisine, gate-house dining and iPads for customer use and ordering in concourse G. Delta has also made renovations to its Delta Sky Club on concourse F and offers Sky Priority services and gate area power recharging stations.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 170 million customers each year. Delta was named to FORTUNE magazine’s top 50 World’s Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the fourth time in five years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for four consecutive years, a first for any airline. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 318 destinations in 58 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venturewith Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles,Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter@DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta’s blog takingoff.delta.com.

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