NEW YORK, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines dances the "merengue" as it launches new service today from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
To celebrate its first entry into the Caribbean nation, Delta is offering double miles to SkyMiles customers who purchase and fly qualifying segments on Delta-operated flights from JFK to Santo Domingo between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2004.
Delta will operate two nonstop flights daily between JFK and Santo Domingo using Boeing 757-200 aircraft, with the capacity to carry up to 183 passengers in a two-class configuration.
JFK to Santo Domingo Delta Flight 324 departs JFK 6:30 a.m. Arrives Santo Domingo 10:19 a.m. Delta Flight 424 departs JFK 4:25 p.m. Arrives Santo Domingo 8:18 p.m. Santo Domingo to JFK Delta Flight 336* departs Santo Domingo 7:30 a.m. Arrives JFK 11:22 a.m. Delta Flight 524 departs Santo Domingo 11:30 a.m. Arrives JFK 3:22 p.m. *Note: DL 336 operates daily JFK-Santo Domingo beginning June 2, 2004.
"Even as we celebrate our arrival into the Dominican Republic, our hearts and thoughts are with the many hundreds of people who have been terribly affected by the floods. Delta believes in the Dominican Republic -- that's why we have chosen to make the investment to fly there -- and we are confident our new partnership with the country will be a success for both Delta and the Dominican people," said Jorge Fernandez, Delta's director-Latin America and Caribbean Region.
Delta also is offering double miles to SkyMiles customers who fly qualifying segments on its twice-daily new service from JFK to San Juan, Puerto Rico that began in April. The bonus miles promotion runs June 1 through Aug. 31, 2004.
For the first time, Delta has launched a United States -- Hispanic advertising campaign supporting the new Latin American and Caribbean service from its JFK hub. The print, radio, and out-of-home advertising focuses on the overarching idea of the duality of "home" and what each home -- whether New York City, San Juan or Santo Domingo -- has to offer Delta customers. Creative concepts include, "We take you from 'hip hop' to 'merengue' twice a day," and "We take you from 'home' to 'casa' twice a day." Print ads will appear in the U.S. versions of Dominican Times and La Prensa. Miami-based diego + heymann + partners is Delta's advertising agency for Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market. Samples of Delta's new advertising are located on delta.com.
Delta Air Lines is proud to celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2004. Delta is the world's second largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, offering daily flights to 497 destinations in 86 countries on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. Delta's marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem frequent flier miles on more than 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam, Northwest Airlines, Continental Airlines and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. For more information, please visit delta.com.
Terms and Conditions:
Bonus Miles: During the promotional period, earn double miles on each qualifying flight segment when you fly a paid nonstop Delta flight from New York (JFK) to San Juan(SJU) or Santo Domingo (SDQ), Dominican Republic. Travel Period: Travel must be completed by Aug. 31, 2004. Eligibility: All SkyMiles members worldwide are eligible for this promotion. Enrollment is required. To enroll, visit delta.com/deltaoffers. Miscellaneous: Bonus miles will be credited to your SkyMiles account approximately four to six weeks after travel has been completed. All SkyMiles program rules and conditions apply. To review the current SkyMiles Membership Guide and Program Rules, please visit delta.com/skymiles. This offer is subject to change or withdrawal with 30 days' advance notice. Offer is void where prohibited by law. Delta Air Lines
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