Delta Continues Los Angeles Expansion with New Service to Mexico and Central America

14 Sep 2006 [19:03h]     Bookmark and Share

Airline adds Managua, Puerto Vallarta to list of new markets; increases service to Guatemala City

LOS ANGELES  –  Delta Air Lines this winter will continue its historic expansion between Los Angeles and Mexico and Central America with new nonstop service between the City of Angels and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Managua, Nicaragua, effective Dec. 15 and 16, respectively. Delta’s new service to Managua will operate two-times weekly while flights to the vacation hotspot of Puerto Vallarta will operate daily. Both routes are subject to foreign government approvals.

“Delta’s expanded service at Los Angeles will provide convenient access to important cities in Mexico and Central America for a growing customer base in key West Coast markets,” said Bob Cortelyou, vice president – Network Planning at Delta. “With our continued expansion at Los Angeles, next year Delta will proudly offer customers service to nearly 30 Mexican and Central American destinations – more than twice as many as we offered just two years ago.”

Additionally, in response to strong demand for recently announced service between Los Angeles and Guatemala City, Delta will expand flights to the Guatemalan capital from once weekly to four-times weekly, starting Dec. 17.

To celebrate the new and expanded service, Delta is offering customers special low introductory fares for travel between Central America and the United States.  Customers should act fast, however, as these discounted fares must be purchased no later than Sept. 26, 2006.

Sample one-way fares to Central America, based on a round-trip purchase, include:

From To One-way fare*
Los Angeles Managua, Nicaragua
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


*Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply. Fares shown are available for purchase only on or from a travel agent. See below for more details.

Delta’s daily service between Los Angeles and Puerto Vallarta, effective Dec. 15, 2006*

Flight Departs Arrives
219 Los Angeles at 11 a.m. Puerto Vallarta at 3:55 p.m.
218 Puerto Vallarta at 4:55 p.m. Los Angeles at 6:10 p.m.

*Service subject to foreign government approvals.

Delta’s service between Los Angeles and Managua, effective Dec. 17, 2006*

Flight Departs Arrives
229 Los Angeles at 11:45 p.m. Managua at 7 a.m.
230 Managua at 8 a.m. Los Angeles at 11:35 a.m.

*Service subject to foreign government approvals.

Delta’s daily service between Los Angeles and Guatemala City, effective Dec. 15, 2006

Flight Departs Arrives
227 Los Angeles at 11:45 p.m. Guatemala City at 6:45 a.m.
228 Guatemala City at 8 a.m. Los Angeles at 11:15 a.m.

This new and expanded service from Los Angeles complements Delta’s previously announced plans to add 16 new routes from its West Coast gateway at Los Angeles International Airport to accommodate soaring demand in one of the country’s largest travel markets for Hispanic customers.  With the addition of flights to Managua and Puerto Vallarta, Delta’s Los Angeles expansion will include new nonstop flights to 10 Mexican destinations, three Central American destinations and corresponding connecting service to five destinations in the United States where many Hispanic customers prefer to travel.

From Los Angeles, Delta offers 281 weekly flights to 17 nonstop destinations, including long-haul domestic flights to Atlanta, New York-JFK, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Hartford, Columbus, Ohio, Cincinnati and Raleigh-Durham; international flights to Guadalajara, Cancun and Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo; and Hawaii service to Honolulu and Maui.  With this winter’s expansion, Delta plans to offer 437 weekly flights to 35 destinations from Los Angeles by March 2007.

Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) offers customers service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 292 destinations in 46 countries.  With more than 50 new international routes added in the last year, Delta is America’s fastest growing international airline and is the world’s leading carrier between the United States and destinations across Europe, India and Israel with flights to 29 trans-Atlantic destinations.  To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers nearly 400 weekly flights to 48 destinations.  Delta’s marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 461 worldwide destinations in 96 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at

A portion of travel for some itineraries may be on the Delta Connection carriers:  Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Chautauqua, Comair, Freedom Airlines, Shuttle America, and SkyWest; SkyTeam partners: Aeromexico, Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines; and codeshare partners: Alaska Airlines, American Eagle, ExpressJet, Horizon Air Industries, Mesaba, and Pinnacle Airlines; or other Delta codeshare partner: Aerolitoral

Restrictions: Fares shown are available for purchase only on or from your travel agent. Tickets cost $10 more if purchased from Delta over the telephone or $15 more if purchased at an airport or city ticket office, and these amounts are nonrefundable. Travel agents may impose an additional service charge for ticketing. Tickets are non-transferable. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights or in all markets. Tickets: Fares shown are one-way.  Round-trip purchase is required. Tickets must be purchased within 72 hours after reservations are made, but no later than September 26, 2006.  See for online ticket purchase requirements and restrictions. Travel Period:  Travel may begin December 17, 2006 through March 31, 2007 and must be completed by May 30, 2007. Blackout Dates: 12/22/06-1/2/07. Fare Validity: Fares are valid in the Economy (Coach) cabin on Delta/Delta Connection carrier and certain codeshare partner flights only.  For Central America, fares shown are valid for travel from the US Sunday through Thursday and to the US Monday through Friday, while higher fares apply from the US Friday and Saturday and to the US Saturday and Sunday. Minimum Stay: 3 nights. Maximum Stay: 60 Days. Cancellations/Refunds/Changes: Fares are nonrefundable. Delta may permit you to apply a portion of the fare value to future travel upon payment of applicable fees and fare difference, otherwise the ticket will have no value. Fees may apply for itinerary changes. Delta may allow you to cancel certain electronic tickets until midnight of the day after purchase (or midnight of the departure date of the first flight, whichever comes first) without penalty if purchased at the time of reservation directly from Delta. Contact a Delta agent or visit for details. Taxes/Fees: Fares do not include a $3.30 Federal Excise Tax which will be imposed on each flight segment in the passenger’s ticketed itinerary. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. Fares do not include Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $18.00, depending on itinerary or September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 per round-trip. International fares do not include U.S. International Air Transportation tax of up to $29.00 and U.S. and foreign user, inspection, security or other similarly based charges, fees or taxes of up to $250, depending on itinerary. These taxes and fees are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is purchased. SkyMiles and Partner Offers: Bonus mile offer valid only for tickets purchased at, after you fly.  All SkyMiles program rules apply to bonus offer.  To review the rules, please visit Miscellaneous: Fares and rules are subject to change without notice. It is the responsibility of the passenger to be in possession of all necessary documentation (e.g. valid passport, visa where applicable) at the time of departure from origin. Delta reserves the right to deny boarding to passengers without the proper documentation. Other restrictions may apply. ©2006 Delta Air Lines, Inc.


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