CINCINNATI, Dec. 13, 2007 - Delta AirElite Business Jets (NYSE: DAL) recently partnered with Hertz Rental Cars to offer customers the premium benefits of the Hertz #1 Club Gold. In addition to exclusive Club advantages, Delta AirElite customers will now receive discounts on their rental needs.

“Hertz is the leading car rental company and provides outstanding service around the globe,” said Michael B. Green, president and CEO of Delta AirElite. “Our partnership with them enables us to offer our customers premium service on the ground as well as in the air.”

Benefits of the Hertz #1 Club Gold include expedited rental service, guaranteed one-car class upgrades, bonus certificates for free rentals, and free access to award points in the Hertz loyalty program, #1 Awards. When flying on Delta AirElite jets, customers can pick up and return their car at the FBO. In addition, Delta AirElite customers have access to the Hertz Platinum Desk reservation line.

Exclusive access to a new luxury south Florida residence development is another benefit available to Delta AirElite customers. Developer Bruce M. Goldstein & Associates has joined forces with renowned interior designer Jaya Ibrahim to create CHI Miami, a 42-story ocean front high-rise featuring 38 private residences, all with private swimming pools. CHI is Mandarin for “life force.” More information is available at

Delta AirElite Fleet Members, charter customers and aircraft management customers have the opportunity to receive an exclusive invitation to visit the CHI Experience Room to experience first-hand the ultimate luxury and comfort embodied in CHI. A Delta AirElite customer who purchases a CHI Miami residence will receive a 25-hour Fleet Membership card in the mid-size category. The card can be used in conjunction with an existing Fleet Membership or may be given to a family member or colleague.

The 25-hour Fleet Membership card gives Members instant Platinum Medallion® status in the Delta SkyMiles® program which allows members to enjoy preferred seating and boarding, special check-in privileges, and Crown Room Club discounts when flying with Delta Air Lines. Other Fleet Membership benefits include the Efficiency Bonus™, a unique program that rewards customers who travel round-trip with up to 35% more flying time than actually purchased. In addition, hours never expire, aircraft availability is guaranteed with a 12-hour notice, and members have the option to request an upgrade or downsize in aircraft category on a trip-by-trip basis.

“CHI’s guiding tenant is ‘the luxury is in the details,’ which mirrors our philosophy of treating each customer with the utmost attention to every detail,” said Green. “We are pleased to offer our customers the added bonus of additional flight time with the opportunity to experience this one-of-a-kind residence.”

In addition to the sumptuous residences, CHI Miami will include a well-appointed, state-of-the-art wine cellar, rooftop sky pool and ocean terrace, smart technology, resident
personal butler and 24-hour chauffeured Bentley service. Residents of the CHI will also have access to the interior design services of Ibrahim himself, the first time this has ever been available in a residential community.

“Delta AirElite was the first private jet operator to offer a national jet card program, offering the highest level of quality and service,” concluded Green. “We are committed to continuing to offer our customers innovative options and programs to enhance their experience as a Delta AirElite customer.” 

Delta AirElite Business Jets is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, providing aircraft charter, aircraft management and its innovative Fleet Membership program. With 23 years of serving business aviation travelers, Delta AirElite is the only business jet operator owned by a major U.S. airline. The company operates a diverse fleet of Bombardier Challenger, Learjet, Gulfstream, Hawker and Cessna aircraft

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