ATLANTA, April 1, 2017 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), no longer content to offer the industry’s most thoughtful customer service, most innovative products and most reliable performance only on its home planet, is planning to expand service to Mars in the summer of 2017. This historic network expansion will be the first offered between planets by an Earth-based airline.
“We continuously strive to offer our customers convenient ways to travel to their destination of choice, whether that be to Middle America to visit Mom, or to the Red Planet to search for signs of life,” a Delta spokesperson said. “It’s a bold move that comes with a few logistical challenges and an aggressive timeline, but Delta people have shown again and again they can handle anything.”
Delta’s planned service is contingent on regulatory approvals from the U.S. government, United Nations Security Council, Star Fleet Command and the Galactic Empire. And also the development of a landing facility, any type of infrastructure and an atmosphere that can sustain Earthlings.