CINCINNATI, Feb. 6, 2009 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today lowered business and leisure fares in domestic markets served from its Cincinnati hub. The reductions offer more than 80 percent of customers flying to or from Cincinnati a significant savings** on advance-purchase leisure and business fares to the hub’s most popular destinations, including select cities in Florida, the Northeast and along the West coast. Customers can take advantage of these new fares while enjoying convenient nonstop service to nearly 90 domestic destinations.

“Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky is the airport of choice for customers across the Tri-State Region and these new fares make it compelling for customers to choose the convenience of flying nonstop to more than 90 worldwide destinations from Delta’s Cincinnati hub rather than wasting time and money driving to neighboring airports,” said Glen Hauenstein, Delta’s executive vice president – Network Planning and Revenue Management.

Sample reductions, effective immediately, include:
 

Market

Previous 21-day advance-purchase fare**

Reduction

New sample 21-day advance-purchase fare**

Charleston, S.C.

$185 one-way*

56%

$82 one-way*

St. Louis

$180 one-way*

53%

$84 one-way*

Philadelphia

$149 one-way*

38%

$92 one-way*

Los Angeles

$310 one-way*

58%

$130 one-way*

Boston

$205 one-way*

26%

$152 one-way*

Hartford, Conn.

$180 one-way*

12%

$159 one-way*

Seattle

$305 one-way*

43%

$173 one-way*

Salt Lake City

$270 one-way*

20%

$217 one-way*


*One-way, based on a round-trip purchase. Additional taxes/fees/restrictions/baggage charges may apply. See below for details.
**Comparison based on published fares as of Jan. 27, 2009 for the same travel period.

This new pricing structure is not a sale and applies to both leisure- and business-oriented travel. In addition to reductions on the lowest available fares, customers also will see reductions on other advance purchase and walk-up fares.

With its February 2009 schedule, Delta’s hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport offers customers more than 270 peak-day departures to more than 90 nonstop destinations, including flights to three trans-Atlantic destinations – London-Gatwick, Paris and Frankfurt.

Delta Air Lines is the world’s largest airline.  From its hubs in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita, Delta, its Northwest subsidiary and Delta Connection carriers offer service to 378 destinations in 66 countries and serve more than 170 million passengers each year. Delta’s marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem either SkyMiles or WorldPerks on more than 16,000 daily flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta‘s more than 70,000 employees worldwide are reshaping the aviation industry as the only U.S. airline to offer a full global network.  Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and flight status at delta.com.

A portion of travel for some itineraries may be on the Delta Connection® carriers: Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Chautauqua, Comair, Freedom Airlines, Pinnacle Airlines, Mesaba, Shuttle America, and SkyWest.

*Terms and Conditions: Fares shown available at delta.com or other ticketing channels. Tickets purchased at delta.com have no additional ticketing charges and as always come with the Delta Best Fare Guarantee. Tickets cost $20 more if purchased from Delta over the phone, $35 more at a Delta ticket counter or ticket office, and these amounts are nonrefundable. Tickets purchased at a travel agency may be subject to ticketing charges. Tickets are non-transferable. Seats are limited and fares may not be available for specific dates or times requested. Tickets: Except for walk-up fares, all tickets must be purchased at least 21 days prior to departure. Travel Period: Ongoing. Blackout Dates: None. During peak travel periods such as holiday periods and spring break, seats at these fares are very limited. Fare Validity: Fares are valid in the Economy (Coach) cabin on Delta/Delta Connection carrier flights only. Minimum Stay: Round trip fares require a three night or Saturday night stay, whichever comes first. Maximum Stay: None. Cancellations/Refunds/Changes: Tickets are nonrefundable except in accordance with Delta’s cancellation policy. Fees may apply for downgrades/reissues and itinerary changes. Contact a Delta agent or visit delta.com for details. Taxes/Fees: Federal Excise tax of $3.60, Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $4.50, and the September 11th Security Fee of up to $2.50 for each flight segment are not included. Taxes and fees must be paid when the ticket is purchased. Baggage Charges: For travel within the United States, $15 fee for 1 checked bag and $25 fee for second checked bag. For all other travel, no fee for 2 checked bags and $200 fee for third checked bag. Allowances subject to size/weight limits. Contact a delta agent or visit delta.com for details. Miscellaneous: Fares, taxes, fees, rules, and offers are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. ©2009 Delta Air Lines, Inc.
 

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