Apr. 26, 2006
ATLANTA, April 21, 2006 – Earlier this week, Delta Air Lines launched its “Clean Campaign,” an initiative that includes increasing the frequency of aircraft deep cleans and completing its on-going program to refurbish aircraft interiors. The initiative was launched with a kick-off event, “Clean Day,” which gave employees and leaders the opportunity to work together to better the customer experience. It has been mischaracterized and Delta would like to take the opportunity to correct any inadvertent misreporting and concern this has caused. Specifically:
Apr. 24, 2006
ATLANTA, April 24, 2006 – Delta Air Lines customers traveling from the United States to more than 75 international destinations in 41 countries can now check in using Delta’s industry-leading self-service kiosks. More than 1,000 kiosks in Atlanta, New York – JFK, Los Angeles and San Diego now are equipped with passport readers enabling customers to check in and check their bags in less than 90 seconds. Delta will complete upgrades to all kiosks nationwide during 2006.
Apr. 22, 2006
JACKSONVILLE, N.C., Aug. 22, 2006 – Delta – the only U.S. airline to serve all 50 states – will add Jacksonville, N.C. to its expanding network this winter, giving customers convenient access to Delta’s largest hub in Atlanta. Beginning Dec. 11, 2006, customers in Jacksonville, home to the U.S. Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune, will have access to two daily nonstop flights to Atlanta, with connecting opportunities to more than 180 destinations worldwide.
Apr. 18, 2006
SALT LAKE CITY, April 18, 2006 – One flight attendant made 216 quilts, while another flight attendant and her mother stitched 248 quilts for the annual quilt donation to Salt Lake City’s Primary Children’s Medical Center. These quilts, along with approximately 700 others, today will be on display at the Delta Center as Delta employees present the donation to the hospital. The 1175 quilts blanket the entire arena floor and nearly 30 percent of the facility’s seating area.
Apr. 11, 2006
BOSTON, Aug. 11, 2006 – New nonstop service from Delta Air Lines will make it easier for customers to conduct business and take in American history the same day with new flights between Boston and Newport News/Williamsburg, Va. Beginning Nov. 15, customers can step back in time at the only remaining antebellum plantation on the lower Virginia peninsula or run through the North End shouting “The British are coming” with two daily nonstop flights operated by Delta Connection carrier Comair.
Apr. 6, 2006
ATLANTA, April 6, 2006 – Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport welcomed its latest original, a new, state-of-the-art Crown Room Club ® on Concourse C where members can enjoy a sampling of Atlanta’s distinctive culture. This Crown Room – Delta’s first on Concourse C, seventh at Hartsfield-Jackson and 41st worldwide – allows members to:
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.