Frank Jahangir, Delta's Vice President of Sales Europe, Middle East, Africa and India, said:
"We are delighted to offer our customers from Kuwait the opportunity to fly nonstop to Atlanta, the commercial hub of the Southeastern United States. From Atlanta, customers also have the benefit of Delta's extensive connections domestically and to Latin America and the Caribbean. The new flight will also offer opportunities for freight forwarders and cargo shippers."
The Middle East region is a key component of Delta's international network plans. The Kuwait flight will strengthen Delta's leadership position in the Middle East, complementing existing service from Dubai to Atlanta and service from Amman to New York JFK.
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 152 cm 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.
With its acquisition of Northwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines is now the world's largest airline with a leading presence in every major U.S. and international market. From its hubs in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita, Delta and its Northwest subsidiary offer service to 375 destinations worldwide in 66 countries and serve more than 170 million passengers each year. Delta's marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem either SkyMiles or WorldPerks on more than 16,000 daily flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta and its 75,000 worldwide employees are reshaping the aviation industry as the only U.S. airline to offer a full global network.
A portion of travel for some itineraries may be operated by Delta Connection carriers: Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Pinnacle Airlines, Shuttle America, and SkyWest Airlines.