2008-04-06 - Delta und Air FranceDelta and Air France fly from London-Heathrow
Neue Transatlantikflüge at London<br /> Delta Air Lines and Air France today officially kicked off their joint venture agreement, fully leveraging the new E.U.-U.S. Open Skies agreement starting with three new trans-Atlantic routes connecting London-Heathrow to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).
Pierre-Henri Gourgeon, deputy chief executive of Air France-KLM and Glen Hauenstein, Delta Air Lines executive vice president of Network Planning and Revenue Management today underscored the advantages of the expanded partnership at a joint press conference in London, highlighting increased revenues and competition, as well as more customer choice and opportunity to earn miles on key routes across the Atlantic.
"Over the past three years, Delta has built an expansive global network giving customers the most choices across the Atlantic. Our new service to London-Heathrow fills a key position in our portfolio allowing us to connect our international gateways in Atlanta and New York to one of the world's premier business airports," said Hauenstein. "Our expanded partnership with Air France multiplies the opportunities available under Open Skies, enabling each airline to fully leverage the strengths of the other and opening many more travel options for our customers across the Atlantic."