Delta Air Lines to launch service to Columbia

Delta Air Lines will expand its network in Latin America in December when it adds service from its largest hub in Atlanta (ATL) to Medellin (MDE) and Cartagena (CTG), Colombia.

According to the Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) statement announcing the new service, the Atlanta-Medellin route will provide excellent connectivity to Barcelona, London and Madrid while the Atlanta-Cartagena route will offer expanded leisure travel opportunities.

"Delta wants to be the best U.S. airline in Latin America by providing a comprehensive route network that meets our customers' needs, whether they want to relax by the beach or do business around the world," Nicolas Ferri, Delta's vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean, said. "Our new routes in Colombia are the latest in a series of enhancements and a sign of our steadfast commitment to our customers in Latin America and the Caribbean."

Subject to government approval, flights will leave MDE daily at 7:40 a.m. starting Dec. 19, 2015, and arrive at ATL at 12:54 p.m. Return flights will leave ATL at 5:30 p.m. and arrive at MDE at 10:10 p.m.

Flight to Cartagena will depart ATL at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, arriving in Cartagena at 1:50 p.m. Return flights will depart at 2:50 p.m. and arrive at ATL at 7:10 p.m.

The airline will operate 124-seat Boeing 737-700 aircraft on the new ATL-MDE route 160-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft on the ATL-CTG route.

The route between Atlanta and Medellin will provide customers one-stop access to more than 200 destinations from Delta's largest hub, including key business destinations in Europe like London, Madrid, Paris and more, the airline said. The Atlanta-Cartagena route presents customers with access to the Colombian Caribbean and its unique coastal cities.

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