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Delta Invites Customers to Improve Their Handicap with New Service to Hilton Head, Expanded Service to Myrtle Beach

Daily service between the world’s largest hub and South Carolina golf havens give customers convenient options for spring and summer travel

Dec 18, 2006

ATLANTA, Dec. 18, 2006 – Delta will make it easier for customers to hone their putting skills starting this spring with new or expanded nonstop service between Atlanta and two of the most popular U.S. golf resort destinations. Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines will offer new nonstop seasonal service between Hilton Head, S.C. and Atlanta, from March 17 through Sept. 4, 2007. Also this summer, Delta will add seat capacity between Atlanta and Myrtle Beach, S.C., upgrading an existing flight to the larger, two-class 142-seat MD-88 aircraft.

“Whether customers want more time on the green or a relaxing day at the beach, Delta’s new service to Hilton Head and expanded service to Myrtle Beach offers customers comfortable, convenient options for travel beginning this spring,” said Bob Cortelyou, Delta’s vice president of Network Planning. “With the new service, customers in Hilton Head and the surrounding communities will have unparalleled access to the world’s largest hub in Atlanta offering connecting flights to nearly 300 destinations across the globe.”

Delta’s new three-times daily service between Atlanta and Hilton Head will be operated using the 66-passenger ATR turboprop aircraft featuring two-by-two all-leather seating. With the expanded service between Atlanta and Myrtle Beach, Delta will offer customers nearly 30 percent more seats between March and September. The airline expects to announce additional flights for the 2007 peak travel season later this winter, further expanding summer capacity for Myrtle Beach customers. The increased service at Myrtle Beach will offer a mix of jet and turboprop aircraft, including the MD-88 aircraft featuring 14 seats in first class and 128 seats in economy.

Delta’s new nonstop service between Hilton Head, S.C. and Atlanta, effective March 17, 2007

Flight
Departs
Arrives
4531*
Hilton Head at 6:20 a.m.
Atlanta at 7:50 a.m.
4525
Hilton Head at 12:40 p.m.
Atlanta at 2:10 p.m.
4527
Hilton Head at 4:45 p.m.
Atlanta at 6:15 p.m.
4525
Atlanta at 10:45 a.m.
Hilton Head at 12:10 p.m.
4527
Atlanta at 2:50 p.m.
Hilton Head at 4:15 p.m.
4530
Atlanta at 8 p.m.
Hilton Head at 9:25 p.m.
*Effective March 18, 2007

To celebrate this new service, Delta is offering customers special introductory fares for travel between Hilton Head and a number of U.S. destinations. Tickets must be purchased by Jan. 4, 2007. Sale fares are valid for travel between March 17 and June 15, 2007.

Below are some sample one-way fares based on round-trip purchase:

From
To
One-way fare*
Hilton Head
Atlanta
$79
Hilton Head
Baltimore
$109
Hilton Head
Philadelphia
$119
Hilton Head
Los Angeles
$159
*Based on round-trip purchase. Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply. Fares shown are available for purchase only on delta.com or from a travel agent. See below for more details.

Delta’s flagship hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s largest airline hub. Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer nearly 1,000 peak-day departures to 246 nonstop destinations from Atlanta – more nonstop flights and destinations than any airline hub in the world. Delta’s Atlanta hub is one of the fastest growing international gateways in the United States, with more than 20 new international markets added since January 2006. Atlanta is the home of Delta’s largest international hub with flights to 73 international destinations in 45 countries worldwide.

Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) offers customers service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 303 destinations in 52 countries. With more than 50 new international routes added in the last year, Delta is America’s fastest growing international airline and is a leader across the Atlantic with flights to 31 trans-Atlantic destinations. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 400 weekly flights to 56 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 459 worldwide destinations in 97 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.

A portion of travel for some itineraries may be on the Delta Connection carriers: Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Chautauqua, Comair, Freedom Airlines, Shuttle America, and SkyWest.

Restrictions: Fares shown are available for purchase only on delta.com or from your travel agent. Tickets cost $10 more if purchased from Delta over the telephone or $15 more if purchased at an airport or city ticket office, and these amounts are nonrefundable. Travel agents may impose an additional service charge for ticketing. Tickets are non-transferable. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights or in all markets. Tickets: Fares shown are one-way. Round-trip purchase is required. Tickets must be purchased at least 14 days prior to departure, but no later than January 4, 2007. See delta.com for online ticket purchase requirements and restrictions. Travel Period: Travel may commence on or after March 17, 2007 and must be completed by June 15, 2007. Blackout Dates: April 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 and May 25, 28, 2007. Fare Validity: Fares are valid in the Economy (Coach) cabin on Delta/Delta Connection carrier flights only. Minimum Stay: One night. Maximum Stay: June 15, 2007. Cancellations/Refunds/Changes: Fares are nonrefundable. Delta may permit you to apply a portion of the fare value to future travel upon payment of applicable fees and fare difference, otherwise the ticket will have no value. Delta may allow you to cancel certain electronic tickets until midnight of the day after purchase (or midnight of the departure date of the first flight, whichever comes first) without penalty if purchased at the time of reservation directly from Delta. Contact a Delta agent or visit delta.com for details. Taxes/Fees: Fares do not include a $3.30 ($3.40 for tickets issued on or after January 1, 2007) Federal Excise Tax, Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $4.50, or the September 11th Security Fee of up to $2.50 for each flight segment in the passenger’s ticketed itinerary.. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. These taxes and fees are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is purchased. SkyMiles and Partner Offers: Bonus mile offer valid only for tickets purchased at delta.com, after you fly. All SkyMiles program rules apply to bonus offer. To review the rules, please visit delta.com/memberguide. Miscellaneous: Fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. © 2006 Delta Air Lines, Inc.


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