Apr. 5, 2006
ATLANTA, April 5, 2006 – Delta Air Lines is welcoming its fleet of 48 Song Boeing 757s back into the mainline domestic system as it reconfigures the aircraft’s interiors and exteriors for this fall’s launch of a new two-class, domestic long-haul product. During this transition period, Delta customers will continue to enjoy the convenient flight schedules and nonstop service in all markets previously served by Song with the combined Delta-Song fleet.
Mar. 31, 2006
ATLANTA, March 31, 2006 – Effective today, Delta Air Lines has discontinued the absorption of passenger facility charges (PFCs) on certain domestic itineraries to reflect the full costs incurred from airport-specific PFCs. These fees – imposed by local airports and authorized to be levied by the Federal Aviation Administration – are charges of as much as $18 per round-trip itinerary to fund improvements at various U.S. airports.
Mar. 22, 2006
ATLANTA, March 22, 2006 – Strategic redeployment of Delta Air Lines’ existing fleet of aircraft will enable the airline to strengthen its position as the leading global carrier across the Atlantic without the purchase of a single aircraft. In addition to the eight Boeing 767-300ER and five Boeing 767-400 aircraft being redeployed from domestic to international service to support growth across the Atlantic this summer, Delta still has more than a dozen additional widebody aircraft operating in its domestic network, fuelling the potential for further global expansion.
Mar. 3, 2006
ATLANTA, March 3, 2006 – “The Spirit of Delta” — Delta Air Lines’ employee-purchased aircraft — today will take 14 children for the ride of their lives, some for the first time, as part of the aircraft’s finale flight. The Boeing 767, a symbol of pride for Delta people, touches down at 11 a.m. at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for the retirement festivities before being restored for permanent display at the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum in Atlanta.
Mar. 2, 2006
In 1982, Delta employees, retirees and friends began collecting donations to purchase a plane for Delta in support of the company in the midst of a weak economy and poor economic performance. The Spirit of Delta, as it was later named, has come to be a symbol for Delta’s heritage. The Spirit of Delta was Delta’s first Boeing 767-200 aircraft and was purchased for $30 million.
Mar. 2, 2006
DALLAS/FORT WORTH – March 2, 2006 – “The Spirit of Delta” – Delta Air Lines’ employee-purchased aircraft – this week continues its farewell tour and final flights in key Delta markets before returning home for permanent display at the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum in Atlanta. The Boeing 767 aircraft, a symbol of pride for Delta people, today touches down at 11 a.m. at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport for the retirement festivities.
Mar. 1, 2006
ATLANTA, March 1, 2006 – The latest government statistics show Delta Air Lines has delivered better on-time performance than its largest competitor for the past 13 consecutive months at the world’s largest hub in Atlanta. The release of January 2006 data by the Department of Transportation confirms Delta topped AirTran in on-time service at the start of the new year in Atlanta, continuing a trend that includes all of 2005.
Feb. 28, 2006
In 1982, Delta employees, retirees and friends began collecting donations to purchase a plane for Delta in support of the company in the midst of a weak economy and poor economic performance. The Spirit of Delta, as it was later named, has come to be a symbol for Delta’s heritage. The Spirit of Delta was Delta’s first Boeing 767-200 aircraft and was purchased for $30 million.
Feb. 28, 2006
LOS ANGELES, Feb 28, 2006 – “The Spirit of Delta” – Delta Air Lines’ employee-purchased aircraft – this week continues its farewell tour and final flights in key Delta markets before returning home for permanent display at the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum in Atlanta. The Boeing 767 aircraft, a symbol of pride for Delta people, today touches down at 9 a.m. at Los Angeles International Airport for the retirement festivities.
Feb. 28, 2006
SEATTLE – Feb 28, 2006 – “The Spirit of Delta” – Delta Air Lines’ employee-purchased aircraft – this week continues its farewell tour and final flights in key Delta markets before returning home for permanent display at the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum in Atlanta. The Boeing 767 aircraft, a symbol of pride for Delta people, today touches down at 2 p.m. at Boeing Field to mark its retirement in the city where it first took off more than two decades ago.

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