LOUISVILLE, Feb. 7, 2007 – Delta Air Lines will offer customers more than 5,900 additional seats between Louisville and its hubs in Atlanta, Cincinnati and New York in celebration of the 133rd annual Kentucky Derby. Between May 3 and 6, Delta will add flights and upgrade some regional jet aircraft to 142-seat MD-88 and 150-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft flying between Louisville and Atlanta and Cincinnati, while adding daily regional jet service from New York’s LaGuardia and Kennedy airports – just in time to don a Derby hat and savor mint juleps.

“The first jewel in the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby is a true American tradition and we are excited to offer our customers convenient service to Louisville so they may enjoy all of the festivities and grand traditions that surround ‘the greatest two minutes in sports,’” said Bob Cortelyou, Delta vice president of Network Planning.

Customers now can book Delta’s added Derby flights on delta.com and through other distribution channels as follows:

Date
Number of Extra Flights
Additional Seats
Equipment
Thursday, May 3
2 round-trip flights, upgraded aircraft – Atlanta
792
CRJ200,
CRJ700,
MD-88,
737-800
Upgraded flights – Cincinnati
245
1 round-trip flight – New York Kennedy
100
1 round-trip flight, 1 one-way flight – New York LaGuardia
150
Friday, May 4
Upgraded flights – Atlanta
468
CRJ200,
CRJ700,
MD-88,
737-800
Upgraded flights – Cincinnati
165
1 round-trip flight – New York Kennedy
100
2 round-trip flights – New York LaGuardia
200
Saturday, May 5
1 additional one-way flight, upgraded aircraft – Atlanta
142
CRJ200,
CRJ700,
MD-88,
737-800
1 round-trip flight, upgraded aircraft – Cincinnati
199
1 one-way flight – New York Kennedy
50
1 one-way flight – New York LaGuardia
50
Sunday, May 6
2 round-trip flights, 1 one-way flight, upgraded aircraft – Atlanta
1,193
CRJ200,
CRJ700,
MD-88,
737-800
1 round-trip flight, upgraded aircraft – Cincinnati
1,046
1 one-way flight – New York Kennedy
50
2 round-trip flights – New York LaGuardia
200
Monday, May 7
Upgraded flights – Atlanta
541
MD-88,
737-800
Upgraded flights – Cincinnati
245

Book a flight today.

Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) offers customers service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 304 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 nearly 600 weekly flights to 58 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 453 worldwide destinations in 97 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.

Travel for some itineraries may be on Delta Connection carriers Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Comair, Chautauqua and Freedom Airlines, and codeshare partners Air France, Alitalia, Continental Airlines, Korean Airlines and Northwest Airlines.

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