CINCINNATI, Mar. 8 -- Delta AirElite Business Jets announced today that it has added a Bombardier Challenger 605 to its nationwide fleet of modern business jets. The addition of this large cabin aircraft is part of the company’s continued expansion to serve its Fleet Members and charter customers. The 2007 aircraft is based in the Lexington, KY area.

“Our customers demand the most advanced and modern aircraft for their travel needs and this addition is a great complement to our fleet,” said Michael B. Green, Executive Chairman, Delta AirElite. “With its central location and mission capabilities, the Challenger 605 will be a popular choice for customers traveling throughout the world.”

The 605 offers the widest cabin in its class with spacious seating for up to twelve passengers. With speeds up to 541 mph at 41,000 feet, the aircraft is one of the most comfortable and efficient large cabin business jets available. The 605 features an oversized baggage compartment designed to transport skis, golf clubs, or and a variety of other passenger luggage, making it a great fit for both leisure and business travel.

Delta AirElite continues to grow its fleet strategically through aircraft management agreements, which provide high-quality jets for its broad base of customers. Aircraft management agreements are an attractive option for corporations and aircraft owners who want to lower aircraft ownership costs, generate revenue and enjoy unique benefits available only through Delta AirElite.

In January 2010, Delta AirElite doubled the size of its fleet with the acquisition of Kinston, N.C.-based Segrave Aviation, a leading jet charter and jet management company and an innovator in online booking and flight management technology. The acquisition supports Delta AirElite 's strategy to offer differentiated products and services and best-cost options to its high-value customers.

Delta AirElite Business Jets is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, providing aircraft charter, aircraft management and its innovative Fleet Membership program. Delta AirElite combines 25 years of experience serving business aviation travelers with the resources of the world’s largest airline to provide a truly exceptional travel solution. The Company operates a diverse fleet of Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault, Gulfstream, and Hawker Beechcraft jets. Delta AirElite consistently receives awards for outstanding customer service and has continuously held the coveted ARG/US Platinum safety rating longer than any other operator in the world. More information is available by calling 877-DAE-JETS (877-323-5387) or by visiting

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