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    CVG and Delta Air Lines celebrate 20 years of nonstop service to Paris Charles de Gaulle

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    Erlanger, Ky. (August 31, 2017) ― Delta Air Lines (Delta) and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) are celebrating 20 years of nonstop service to Paris, Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). The direct flight to Paris is the only nonstop Europe service in all of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, and has served 2.5 million passengers since it began in 1997.

    "For 20 years, Delta has crossed the Atlantic providing unparalleled service for both Business and Leisure travelers to the City of Lights and beyond," said Christy Blackburn, Station Manager - CVG. "We look forward to its continued success at CVG in anticipation of another celebration in 20 years."

    Delta Air Lines is the largest carrier at CVG with more than 80 peak-day departures serving 35 non-stop destinations with more than 1,700 locally based employees.  As a result of an expanded schedule and placement of larger aircraft in the CVG market, Delta local passenger volume has grown year-over-year for 22 consecutive months. In June 2017, Delta’s local passenger traffic grew 17 percent year-over-year.

    “We’re very pleased to join with Delta to celebrate 20 years of nonstop service to Paris Charles de Gaulle,” said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer, CVG. “Delta has been a valued partner with CVG, and this flight, in particular, has been important to both business and leisure travelers. We look forward to their overall continued passenger growth at our airport.”

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    About Delta Air Lines
    Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2017, Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the sixth time in seven years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented six consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 334 destinations in 62 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Detroit, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Seoul, and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, and Facebook.com/delta.

    About CVG
    CVG offers more nonstop destinations than any airport in the region, including direct international service to Paris, Toronto, Cancun, Montego Bay and Punta Cana. CVGairport.com is your award-winning, travel-planning resource with flight status, security wait times, parking availability and weather.

    CVG is one of the three global super-hubs for DHL, a top 10 cargo airport in North America and is recognized globally as a leading U.S. airport by SkyTrax World Airport Awards. CVG is the only airport in the country to receive Safety Act Designation and Certification from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), giving the airport the highest level of protections under the Act.