MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - May 27, 2014) -
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Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) and Delta Air Lines today celebrated Delta's 80th anniversary of providing service to Montréal.
"We are very pleased to celebrate Delta Air Lines' contribution to Montréal's air service over the past eight decades," said ADM President and Chief Executive Officer James Cherry. "Delta is today one of Montréal-Trudeau airport's key partners, and its presence is still growing, as shown by its 30% seat capacity increase since 2010."
"We are very grateful and honoured to serve travelers from the Montreal area for the past 80 years. Montreal is a strategic market for us where we currently offer up to 16 daily flights to our hub cities in the USA connecting our passengers to destinations all over the world." commented Delta Air Lines / KLM / Air France / Alitalia Canada Sales General Manager Adeline Piekham-Hsieh.
Delta Air Lines began operations in Montréal under the name Boston-Maine Airways on March 20, 1934, with its inaugural flight to Boston. The 10-passenger aircraft took almost three hours to reach its final destination, with three stops in Vermont (Burlington, Montpelier and White River Junction) and two in New Hampshire (Manchester and Concord).
Today, Delta and its affiliates provide Montréal passengers with 116 weekly flights to five major American airports (Detroit, New York-LaGuardia, New York-John F. Kennedy, Atlanta and Minneapolis).
Delta Air Lines serves nearly 165 million customers each year and provides service to 322 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 people worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita.
Aéroports de Montréal is the local airport authority that has been responsible for the management, operation and development of Montréal-Trudeau and Montréal-Mirabel international airports since 1992. The Corporation employs more than 650 people at the two airports.
For more information about Aéroports de Montréal and its operations, please visit our website at www.admtl.com.
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