Delta Plans Paris to Raleigh-Durham, Pittsburgh Service

Delta Air Lines, now the world’s largest airline, will start two additional nonstop flights between France and the U.S. with the airline’s first-ever nonstop service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. and Pittsburgh.

The new routes, enabled by Delta’s successful joint venture with Air France, will offer customers in both cities convenient connections to more than 90 cities in Europe via Air France’s Paris hub. The new nonstop service from both markets will be launched in June 2009.

“Strategic and unique international growth— bolstered by our innovative partnership with Air France and merger with Northwest— has been a cornerstone of Delta’s successful business strategy over the last several years,” said Robert Cortelyou, senior vice president of network planning.

Delta will make history in Pittsburgh and Raleigh-Durham with its new flights. The new transatlantic route from Pittsburgh will be the only nonstop transatlantic service offered by any airline from the city. The new route from Raleigh-Durham will be Delta’s first-ever nonstop transatlantic flight offered from North Carolina and will be operated from Raleigh’s terminal two, the airport’s newest terminal, which opened October 26.

Delta flights between France and both Raleigh-Durham and Pittsburgh are available for booking now online.



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