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Delta to Start New Nonstop Service between Seattle and Tokyo-Haneda

May 31, 2013

SEATTLE, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) this weekend will begin new service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Haneda Airport in Tokyo. Prior to the inaugural flight, Seattle was the largest West Coast city without nonstop service to Haneda, which is the preferred Tokyo airport for many business travelers due to its proximity to the city's central business district.

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"Delta's Tokyo-Haneda flight and expanded Seattle service will significantly benefit regional customers by opening new doors for commerce with Asia," said Bob Cortelyou, Delta's senior vice president – Network Planning. "Our commitment to investing in onboard products and airport facilities, while growing service to markets in Asia and Europe, positions Delta as Seattle's premier international airline."

Seattle-Haneda service adds to Delta's growing Asian gateway in Seattle. In addition to Tokyo, Delta will begin new service to Shanghai on June 16, and also operates flights to Beijing and Osaka, Japan. In addition to its Asian gateway, Delta operates nonstop service to Paris and Amsterdam from Seattle. This summer the airline will operate more than 45 daily flights to 18 destinations worldwide from Seattle.

The Haneda flight will operate using a Boeing 767-300ER at which time every Delta trans-Pacific flight will feature full flat-bed seats in BusinessElite, as well as Economy Comfort seating and in-flight entertainment in every seat throughout the aircraft. The flight also complements Delta's nonstop service between Seattle and Tokyo-Narita, which upgrades to a Boeing 747-400 on June 1.

Delta's successful international growth in Seattle is possible, in part, because of its partnership with Alaska Airlines, which operates a domestic hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The new Tokyo-Haneda flight will benefit from easy connections to more than 55 U.S. cities on Delta and Alaska's domestic networks.

Delta's schedule between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Haneda Airport:

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Service Begins

Flt 581

SEA at 9:10 p.m.

HND at 11:30 p.m. (following day)

June 1, 2013

Flt 580

HND at 12:30 a.m.

SEA at 5:40 p.m. (previous day)

June 3, 2013

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. Delta was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in its 2013 World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list, topping the list for the second time in three years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 317 destinations in 58 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. Delta is investing more than $3 billion in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on delta.com, Twitter @Delta, Google.com/+Delta and Facebook.com/delta.

SOURCE Delta Air Lines

For further information: Delta Corporate Communications, 404-715-2554


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