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Delta to commence nonstop Detroit Rome flights

Delta Air Lines plans to commence nonstop flights between Detroit Metro Airport and Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport from June 4, 2009 (subject to government approvals), using Delta’s subsidiary Northwest.

This service will be in addition to Delta’s existing nonstop daily service between Rome and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and twice daily nonstop from New York’s John F. Kennedy-JFK International Airport.

Northwest will operate the service in cooperation with Northwest’s joint venture partner, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, using an Airbus A330-300 aircraft with a two class configuration. 34 seats in business class and 264 seats in economy.

The plane is equipped with World Business Class lie-flat seats featuring a privacy canopy, 60 inches of space between seats, and personal laptop computer power, and an on-demand in-flight entertainment with a wide selection of movies, games and on-board shopping in both classes.

NW50 departs Detroit at 19:45 and arrives Rome 11:00 the next day.
NW49 departs Rome at 13:00 and arrive Detroit 17:50 the same day.
(All times local)

To celebrate the new flight between Detroit and Rome, Delta is offering a one-way special fare of $699 from Detroit to Rome (based on a round-trip purchase) for travel through July 3, 2009. For full details and restrictions of this special offer visit the Delta website.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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