ATLANTA, March 10, 2008 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today begins new daily nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport. The new service complements Delta’s daily nonstop to Tel Aviv from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

"No U.S. airline covers Israel better than Delta,” said Glen Hauenstein, Delta’s executive vice president of Network and Revenue Management. “This new JFK departure provides convenient connections for passengers throughout the Northeast and Midwest and, along with the service from our international gateway in Atlanta, makes Delta the best option for any customer traveling between Israel and the United States.”

Northeast and Midwest customers will find easy connections to the JFK-Tel Aviv flight from cities like Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

Delta’s new nonstop service between New York-JFK and Tel Aviv will be operated using 767-300ER aircraft with up to 215 comfortable all-leather seats in a two-cabin configuration. Customers flying Delta’s award-winning BusinessElite enjoy Delta on Demand featuring first-run and popular classic movies, music, TV programming and video games – all available on demand; a five-course menu including glatt kosher selections on flights to and from Israel; a reinvented wine program launched in February by Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson featuring wines from around the world; new full-size pillows, duvets; modern and stylish dinnerware; and in-seat power outlets (110 Volt) that allow customers to recharge their laptops without the need for an adaptor.

Delta’s nonstop service between New York-JFK and Tel Aviv is scheduled as follows:

Flight Route Schedule Effective Frequency
DL86 New York JFK – Tel Aviv Departs 9:10 p.m. Arrives 1:55 p.m.* March 10, 2008 Daily
DL87 Tel Aviv – New York JFK Departs 12:20 a.m. Arrives 7 a.m. March 12, 2008 Daily
*arrives the next day

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The new flight to Tel Aviv is one of more than 15 new international destinations Delta is adding this year from New York-JFK.

Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 315 destinations in 59 countries. Delta has added more international capacity than any major U.S. airline during the last two years and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 36 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 650 weekly flights to 65 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on nearly 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 744 worldwide destinations in 151 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at

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

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