Subject to receiving the required governmental approvals, Delta Air Lines will expand its network in Latin America by launching services from its Atlanta hub to the Colombian cities of Medellin and Cartagena on December 19.
Delta Air Lines will operate its daily Atlanta-Medellin service with 124-seat Boeing 737-700s and its three-times-weekly Atlanta-Cartagena round-trips with 160-seat Boeing 737-800s. Tickets for the new flights are now available for purchase at delta.com.
The planned new flights will complement Delta’s existing non-stop service from Colombia’s capital Bogota to Atlanta and New York JFK, according to the airline.
Delta’s Atlanta-Medellin schedule calls for flight DL983 to leave Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA code ATL) at 5:30 p.m. daily from December 19 and arrive at 10:10 p.m. local time at José María Córdova International Airport (MDE), which is in the municipality of Rionegro in the department of Antioquia but is the international airport serving Medellin.
In the other direction, flight DL982 is timed to depart MDE at 7:40 a.m. daily from December 20 and land at ATL at 12:54 p.m. local time.
The Colombia time zone in which Medellin is located is one hour behind the U.S. Eastern time zone in which Atlanta lies.
Delta’s Atlanta-Cartagena schedule will see flight DL989 pushing back from the gate at ATL at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from December 19 and touching down at Cartagena’s Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG) at 1:50 p.m. local time.
In the other direction, the return flight DL984 will vacate its gate at CTG at 2:50 p.m. every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from December 19 and get to ATL at 7:10 p.m. local time.
According to Delta, its new Medellin- Atlanta route will provide customers one-stop access to more than 200 destinations from Delta’s largest hub, including key business destinations in Europe such as London, Madrid and Paris.
The Atlanta-Cartagena route will offer Delta’s customers access to Colombia’s Caribbean coast and its unique coastal cities.