CINCINNATI, Nov. 19, 2007 – Delta AirElite Business Jets was named the Best Private Jet Service by readers of Executive Travel Magazine. The Leading Edge Awards, announced in the magazine’s October issue, honor the travel industry’s leaders and innovators. Delta AirElite has been serving private jet travelers since 1984.

“We are very pleased to be recognized by Executive Travel for our outstanding service as well as our leadership and innovation in serving customers,” said Michael B. Green, president and chief executive officer of Delta AirElite. “We are committed to making the private jet travel experience the best it can be, both for our charter customers and our Fleet Membership customers.”

Launched in February 2003, Delta AirElite was the first private jet operator to offer a national jet card program, and it continues to be the most comprehensive. “Since the program’s inception, we have continued to enhance and expand Fleet Membership, offering customers the most flexible and convenient travel options,” Green added.

Fleet Membership gives customers the ultimate choice. They simply choose the number of hours they wish to fly (10, 25, or 50 occupied hours) in either a light, midsize, or large cabin category. Members also benefit from Delta AirElite’s exclusive Efficiency Bonus™ rewards program which lets Members fly more hours than actually purchased—up to 35% more flying time. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, only Fleet Membership offers customers instant Medallion® status in the Delta Air Lines SkyMiles® program.

Earlier this year, Delta AirElite was recognized as a Robb Report “Best of the Best” in the Flight-Card Programs/Charter category for the fourth consecutive year. The company also received recognition as a top provider from the Luxury Institute in their 2007 Private Jet Services Luxury Brand Status Index (LBSI) survey.

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. For more information, please call 877-DAE-JETS (877-323-5387) or visit

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