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July 2, 2010

Delta Expands Pacific Service with New Flights Connecting Japan, Honolulu and Palau

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A Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-300ER touches down at JFK Airport in New York. (Photo by Tom Alfano)

Delta Air Lines on Friday announced plans for expanded nonstop service from Japan to Honolulu and the Pacific island of Palau.

Delta will begin the new daily service between Nagoya, Japan and Honolulu on December 22. The flight will be operated with 216-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, which has 35 BusinessElite seats and 181 seats in Economy.

Delta flight 612 will depart from Nagoya at 7.40 p.m. local time on December 22 and will arrive at Honolulu at 8:55 a.m.

“Delta has been a leader in providing service from Japan to attractive beach resorts including Guam, Saipan and Hawaii for many years,” said Jeffrey Bernier, Managing Director of Pacific Sales and Affairs.

The airline also said it has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation requesting permission to start new nonstop service between its Tokyo-Narita hub and the Pacific island of Palau.

The flights would operate four-times weekly beginning in December 2010 and would be the only scheduled nonstop service between Japan and Palau.

“By adding Palau as a new resort destination, Delta will be able to enhance its commitment to the Japan market and broaden our network portfolio to better meet the demands of our customers,” Bernier added.

Delta also plans to begin operating a nonstop service between Haneda Airport in central Tokyo and Detroit and Los Angeles, pending final approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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