Delta adds two Trans-Atlantic flights from Midwest hubs

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OCT 6, 2015: Delta Air Lines will boost its Trans-Atlantic route portfolio with two new routes from its Midwest hubs next summer. The airline will operate daily flights from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Rome, as well as six weekly flights from Detroit to Munich beginning May 26, 2016. The service will be operated in conjunction with Delta's joint venture partners Air France, KLM and Alitalia.

In all, Delta will offer five new routes across the Atlantic beginning next summer: Detroit to Munich; Minneapolis-St. Paul to Rome; New York-JFK to Edinburgh, Scotland; Salt Lake City to London-Heathrow; and Raleigh-Durham to Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

"Our five new routes will complement our returning seasonal service for a full summer of trans-Atlantic flying in 2016," said Dwight James, Delta's senior vice president – Trans-Atlantic. "Detroit to Munich is important for our corporate customers, while Minneapolis-St. Paul to Rome is a strong addition to our existing hub service from Rome. Our customers can expect premium amenities and the best service in their travels across the Atlantic with Delta."

Detroit-Munich will be Delta's second daily flight between the U.S. and Munich as well as the second daily flight between the Motor City and Germany. Delta serves four destinations in Germany – Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart. The flight will be operated using Boeing 767-400ER aircraft and will offer one-stop connecting service to Munich for many customers in destinations throughout the Midwest and Pacific Northwest.

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