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Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL - Free Report) will collaborate with joint venture partner Air France KLM (AFLYY - Free Report) to introduce a nonstop trans-Atlantic service from Indianapolis to its European hub at Paris Charles de Gaulle. The service is expected to be operational from May 24, 2018.

The onset of this new flight to Paris will aid passengers across the Hoosier State to easily connect from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to more than 100 destinations in Europe, Africa, Middle East and India.

Delta will operate between Indianapolis and Paris on a plush Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, featuring 25 fully lie-flat seats in Delta One, 29 in Delta Comfort+ and 171 in the Main Cabin. Also, seats will have access to Wi-Fi and free personal in-flight entertainment screens besides complimentary meals.

Tickets for this new service will be available from Sep 23 onward.

Delta’s connection with Indianapolis dates back to more than fifty years. Presently, the airline offers frequent services to Hoosiers across the global network from major hubs like Atlanta and Boston to name a few. Additionally, the carrier offers nonstop flights to Orlando, Raleigh/Durham and Cancun. 

Delta has been making continuous efforts to expand operations worldwide. To this end, the carrier announced non-stop flights to Pittsburgh and New Orleans with an eye to extend into Boston.

Zacks Rank & Key Picks

Delta currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Some better-ranked stocks in airline space are Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DLAKY - Free Report) and SkyWest, Inc. (SKYW - Free Report) , both sporting a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

Shares of Deutsche Lufthansa and SkyWest have surged more than 100% and 20%, respectively, in a year.

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