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Delta X2 Daily To MUC Back To X4 Daily To LGW

Thu Nov 20, 2003 10:52 pm

So, will the 4th daily actually happen this summer, or will they for the third year in a year cancel it???

Note also the latest departure ever for DL ex LGW, at 3.45 pm


Delta Increasing Summer Flights to Europe from Atlanta; Additional flights added to London and Munich, Germany
Thursday November 20, 8:30 am ET

ATLANTA, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL - News) continues to add new service between the United States and Europe, announcing today it will offer customers more flights this summer from Atlanta to London and Munich, Germany.
From its Atlanta hub, Delta will offer customers a second flight to Munich starting May 5, and a fourth flight to London-Gatwick starting June 1. The additional flight to Munich will operate five times weekly (Wednesday-Sunday) until Oct. 10. The additional flight to London will operate six times weekly (Tuesday-Sunday) until Sept. 30.

"With the addition of another flight to Munich, Atlanta becomes the number one gateway to Germany, offering customers more departures to more points in Germany than any other U.S. gateway," said Subodh Karnik, Delta's senior vice president -- Network and Revenue Management. "Delta's Atlanta hub is also the premier gateway to London-Gatwick, offering customers more flights from a single gateway than any other U.S. airline."

From Atlanta, Delta offers two daily flights to Frankfurt, Germany and one daily flight to Stuttgart, Germany. Delta offers three daily flights to London-Gatwick and one daily flight to Manchester from Atlanta.

The new international service will be flown with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, featuring Delta's award-winning BusinessElite service.


Flight Departs Arrives Operates
76 Atlanta at Munich at Wednesday-Sunday
7:45 p.m. 11:05 a.m.

77 Munich at Atlanta at Thursday-Monday
1:05 p.m. 5:30 p.m.


Flight Departs Arrives Operates
08 Atlanta at London-Gatwick Tuesday-Sunday
4:45 p.m. at 6:05 a.m.

19 London-Gatwick Atlanta at Wednesday- Monday
at 3:45 p.m. 8:10 p.m.
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RE: Delta X2 Daily To MUC Back To X4 Daily To LGW

Thu Nov 20, 2003 10:59 pm

I might be wrong, but wouldn´t it have been wiser to introduce a CVG-MUC flight instead of adding a second frequency from Atlanta?
Considering that most people who travel to the US from Munich on Delta are connecting to some other destination and regarding the not very central location of ATL (though it´s a huge hub, I know), a CVG flight would have offered more flexibility and shorter flight times to many cities in the northeast wouldn´t it?

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RE: Delta X2 Daily To MUC Back To X4 Daily To LGW

Thu Nov 20, 2003 11:14 pm

9V-SPF- I totally agree. I just flew ATL-MUC last week. Since my origin is Buffalo, I had to fly all the way down to ATL to catch my flight across the pond. It would have shortened my overall flying time if I could have flown from CVG. I'm sure there are many other pax from the Northeast who would prefer to have a CVG option. In fact, I would never fly DL again to MUC. I'd go on US from Philly to get the shorter flights.

BTW- the flight from ATL to MUC was almost full. The flight from MUC to ATL was oversold and they were offering $600. in vouchers plus a Hotel voucher for volunteers to stay over and fly out the next day. I can see why more capacity to/from MUC is needed.