New route marks Delta’s fifth long-haul international destination from Minneapolis hub.
Delta is adding nonstop daily service from its Minneapolis-St. Paul hub to Rome during the peak summer season beginning May 26, 2016.
Rome will be Delta’s fifth long-haul international destination from Minneapolis-St. Paul and the 10th peak-day flight between the U.S. and Italy for summer 2016. The airline also operates flights from Minneapolis to Amsterdam, London, Tokyo-Narita and Paris. The service will be operated in conjunction with Delta’s joint venture partners Air France, KLM and Alitalia using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
“With the investments in our facilities and the addition of Rome service, our partnership with the MSP market is strong,” said Bob Cortelyou, Delta’s Senior Vice President – Network Planning. “We look forward to partnering with the community and the airport authority to meet the growing needs of our customers in the Twin Cities.”
“We are very excited about Delta Air Lines’ decision to launch service to Rome,” said Jeff Hamiel, executive director and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, which owns and operates Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. “Rome is one of Europe’s oldest cities, with tremendous historical, cultural and commercial appeal. It is also the most popular destination in Europe not to already have direct service from MSP International Airport. Direct service to Rome gives businesses, colleges and civic organizations in Minnesota another opportunity to attract visitors from the Mediterranean region of Europe.”