Delta Air Lines to open new city ticket office in Kuwait City and offers special fare on new nonstop service between Kuwait City and Atlanta, USA
At the beginning of next month, Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will officially open a new City Ticket Office (CTO) in Kuwait City ahead of the start of its first nonstop flight between Kuwait City and Atlanta. Delta is also making travel cheaper for business and leisure community as we announce today a wide range of special fares from Kuwait to the United States.
New Ticket Office
Delta’s new ticket office will be located on the Mezzanine level of the Baitak Tower, Al Safat Street, Kuwait City, in the heart of the business, financial and commercial centre and will handle reservations and ticketing for passengers wishing to purchase tickets for travel on Delta. The office will be open from Saturday to Thursday from 8.30 am to 7.30 pm. A dedicated reservations number has also been set up for customers and is +965 2 225 7925.
Jimmy Eichelgruen, Delta’s Director - Sales, Africa, Middle East and India said: “Our aim is to offer the best service for Delta customers in Kuwait and we are extremely pleased Delta will be based in such a prestigious new commercial building and mall, next to the Kuwait Communications Tower and in easy access of the centre of Kuwait City.”
The airline is preparing to launch its first non-stop flight between Kuwait City and Atlanta on 8 November. The flight will operate four weekly services between Kuwait and the United States offering hundreds of onward connecting opportunities offered via Delta’s Atlanta hub.
Special Thanksgiving Fares between Kuwait and the U.S.
With the start of Delta’s nonstop flight in just 3 weeks time, Delta is today offering a limited time return fare of KWD216* on its new nonstop route between Kuwait City and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The offer applies to tickets purchased before November 7, 2008 for travel between November 14 and December 11, 2008 and will provide the opportunity for friends and family to visit the U.S. during the US holiday Thanksgiving celebrations.
Eichelgruen added: “Delta is offering very competitive fares to Atlanta and multiple cities across the United States. From Atlanta, customers have the benefit of Delta’s extensive connections domestically and to Latin America and the Caribbean.”
Passengers on Delta’s flights between Kuwait and Atlanta will travel on Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. Customers seated in Delta’s award-winning BusinessElite cabin enjoy all-leather sleeper seats with 60 inches of legroom, innovative food offerings designed by our celebrity, on-demand personal in-seat entertainment, as well as upgraded pillow, duvet cover and amenity kit. Economy class customers also enjoy all-leather economy seats, amenity kits and recently enhanced food offerings.
On flights to and from Kuwait, Delta’s service also features Arabic-speaking flight attendants, in-flight movies with Arabic subtitles, as well as Halal meal options in BusinessElite and Middle Eastern selections in economy.
Delta’s new nonstop service between Kuwait and Atlanta is scheduled as follows:
Flight Departs Arrives Effective Frequency
DL 158 Atlanta at 9:35 p.m. Kuwait at 6:50 p.m. (next day) Nov. 7, 2008 Tue., Thu., Fri., Sat.
DL 159 Kuwait at 11:35 p.m. Atlanta at 7:05 a.m. (next day) Nov. 8, 2008 Wed., Fri., Sat.
DL 159 Kuwait at 12:10 a.m. Atlanta at 7:40 a.m. Nov. 10, 2008 Mon.
Traffic between the United States and Middle East is one of the fastest growing markets in aviation. The Middle East is a key component of Delta’s international expansion. The airline has added more than 60 new international destinations to its network, including service from Dubai to Atlanta; and from Cairo and Amman to New York-JFK.
Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 287 destinations in 58 countries. Delta has added more international capacity than any major U.S. airline during the last two years and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 42 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers 315 weekly flights to 43 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 16,000 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 500 worldwide destinations in 105 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and flight status at delta.com.
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