ATLANTA, Aug. 31, 2006 – Delta Air Lines customers booked on flights traveling to or from select cities in North and South Carolina may make adjustments to their travel schedule due to the impact of Tropical Storm Ernesto. Delta has proactively cancelled some flights because of the storm, and is currently assisting customers with their travel plans. Impacted cities include the following (note: cities may change):
Aug. 31, 2006 2:49 p.m.
Aug. 29, 2006 3:58 p.m.
CINCINNATI, Aug. 29, 2006 – Comair this morning released the passenger manifest for Flight 5191 after receiving permission from individual families to publicly share the identities of their loved ones. Out of respect for our customers’ privacy and the wishes of individual families, the names of six passengers are being withheld. As required, Comair on Sunday provided the complete passenger manifest to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and is fully cooperating with the agency as the investigation continues. Crewmembers:
Aug. 29, 2006 2:50 p.m.
ATLANTA, Aug. 29, 2006 – Delta Air Lines customers booked on flights traveling to or from select cities in Florida may make adjustments to their travel schedule due to the potential impact of Tropical Storm Ernesto. Delta has proactively cancelled some flights because of the storm, and is currently assisting customers with their travel plans. Impacted cities include the following (note: cities may change):
Aug. 28, 2006 4:00 p.m.
CINCINNATI, Aug. 28, 2006 -- Comair plans to release the passenger manifest for Flight 5191 after conferring with family members to ensure the protection of their privacy. The family notification process has been completed -- including notifying families of international customers -- and Comair/Delta Care Team members now are seeking permission from individual families to publicly release the identities of their loved ones.
Aug. 27, 2006 4:13 p.m.
Comair Flight 5191 Advisory #1 (Article)
Comair Flight 5191, a 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 regional jet, en route from Lexington Blue Grass Airport to Atlanta was involved in an accident near the airport at approximately 6 a.m. EDT. Details of the accident and the welfare of the passengers and crew will be released as soon as information from the scene has been confirmed. A dedicated toll-free number has been established for family members of customers on flight 5191 at 1-800-801-0088.
Aug. 27, 2006 4:10 p.m.
CINCINNATI -- Comair will conduct a media briefing at 10 a.m. EDT today regarding Comair Flight 5191 at the Airport Holiday Inn at 1717 Airport Exchange Blvd. in Cincinnati. A Comair Bombardier CRJ100 regional jet en route from Lexington Blue Grass Airport to Atlanta was involved in an accident near the Lexington airport about 6 a.m. today. Media may call into the briefing at 1-800-779-1251; Pass Code is 16720 A dedicated toll-free number has been established for family members of customers on flight 5191 at 1-800-801-0088.
Aug. 27, 2006 4:08 p.m.
CINCINNATI, Aug. 27, 2006 -- On behalf of everyone at Comair, I cannot adequately express to you our sadness about this accident and our deep concern for everyone involved. My thoughts and prayers -- and the thoughts and prayers of the entire Comair team -- are with them. At this early stage, I want to emphasize our commitment to our passengers, their families and friends about Flight 5191. Family members and friends from within the US inquiring about passengers aboard this flight should call 1-800-801-0088. Our top priorities at this time are the following:
Aug. 27, 2006 4:05 p.m.
ATLANTA, Aug. 27, 2006 -- Delta Chief Executive Officer Gerald Grinstein issued the following statement today expressing condolences for those involved in Comair flight 5191: "We at Delta Air Lines want to extend our heartfelt sympathy and full support to everyone affected by the Comair accident, including family and friends of those onboard as well as our Comair colleagues. We are working closely with Comair to provide the resources necessary to assist in any way possible with this tragic event."
Aug. 27, 2006 4:03 p.m.
ATLANTA, Aug. 27, 2006 -- Employee volunteers of the Comair and Delta Care Team were dispatched to assist family members and loved ones of passengers and crew on Comair Flight 5191 shortly after it was learned that the flight had been involved in an accident near Lexington Blue Grass Airport.
Aug. 27, 2006 4:01 p.m.
LEXINGTON, Ky., Aug. 27, 2006 – Comair President Don Bornhorst provided the following updates regarding Flight 5191 in a press conference held at 2:30 p.m. today in Lexington, Ky.