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.

Delta is bringing the Spirit of Delta to Dallas/Fort Worth as it embarks on its final tour through the Delta system as a thank you to Delta employees for all of their hard work and dedication. The aircraft will conduct a “circle flight” with employees, customers and representatives from an important local charity for Delta, the American Cancer Society.

WHO:

Delta Dallas/Fort Worth Station Manager Tony Vaughn

Delta Executive Vice President and Chief of Customer Service Lee Macenczak     

American Cancer Society representative

WHAT:

Delta Air Lines brings Spirit of Delta to Dallas/Fort Worth to operate “circle flight” for customers, employees and representatives from the American Cancer Society.

WHEN:

Thursday, March 2, 2006

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Delta Air Logistics complex (please call for directions).

Note: Please RSVP to 404-715-2554 at least one hour prior to event.  Media are welcome to fly on the “circle flight.”

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