CINCINNATI, Aug. 17, 2010 - Delta AirElite Business Jets today announced that it has added nine aircraft to its growing fleet of modern business jets as part of the company’s ongoing expansion. The aircraft, ranging from light jets to super-midsize aircraft, are strategically located throughout the United States.

“Delta AirElite continues to add the newest, most popular aircraft to our fleet,” said Curtis Kruger, Delta AirElite’s vice president of operations. “These latest additions are another example of our commitment to offer customers the best possible options for their travel needs.”

The new aircraft include:

  • Two Learjet 31A and three Beechjet 400A light jets.
  • One Learjet 60 and one Citation Excel, both midsize jets.
  • Two Citation X super-midsize jets.

 “We remain committed to providing a world-class travel experience for our customers,” Kruger said. “These latest aircraft additions complement our existing fleet and ensure that our customers have access to the aircraft that best suits their requirements.”

The nine aircraft join the Delta AirElite fleet through an aircraft management agreement, which provides high-quality and well-maintained jets for the company’s 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 benefits available only through Delta AirElite. For individuals or companies interested in learning more about Delta AirElite’s aircraft management program, please call Brandon Greene at 260-616-0107.

Earlier this year, 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.

In June, it introduced the Delta AirElite Card, a product that offers its high-value customers several exclusive perks, including the ability to book scheduled commercial flights and on-demand private jet service in a single transaction using a pre-paid AirElite account.

Delta AirElite Business Jets is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), providing aircraft charters, aircraft management and its innovative AirElite Jet Card and Fleet Membership program, which allows members to purchase flight time by the hour. Delta AirElite combines more than 25 years of experience serving business 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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