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ATLANTA, May 30, 2006 – Delta Air Lines this week will become the world’s largest airline between the United States and Europe in terms of destinations served, seat capacity and weekly flights with the introduction of new and expanded service between the United States and Athens, Greece; Edinburgh, Scotland; Venice, Italy; and Kiev, Ukraine. More than 200 Delta customers enjoyed the new nonstop flight from Atlanta to Athens yesterday, with additional inaugural flights scheduled for customers flying from New York-JFK to Kiev on Thursday; from Atlanta to Edinburgh on Monday; and from Atlanta to Venice on Tuesday.

“Becoming the world’s largest airline between the United States and Europe is an exciting milestone in our efforts to reinvent when and where Delta flies to become a truly global airline,” said Glen Hauenstein, Delta’s executive vice president – Network Planning and Revenue Management. “Since March we have successfully launched 11 new routes across the Atlantic and have significantly increased options for our customers to choose Delta for travel to more global destinations than at any time in our history. We are pleased that our customers are responding favorably to our new services and we look forward to serving a record number of customers across the Atlantic this summer.”

With the completion of this week’s expansion, Delta will offer customers more than 50 daily flights to 29 trans-Atlantic destinations from its international gateways in Atlanta, Cincinnati and New York-JFK – more than any other airline from the United States. Additionally, Delta will operate the only nonstop service of any U.S. airline between the United States and eight European destinations: Athens, Greece; Budapest, Hungary; Düsseldorf, Germany; Istanbul, Turkey; Kiev, Ukraine; Moscow, Russia; Nice, France; and Stuttgart, Germany.

Customers flying on Delta’s newest routes will enjoy the comfort of the wide body Boeing 767-300ER aircraft with the capacity to carry up to 214 passengers in a two-class configuration, featuring Delta’s award-winning BusinessElite™ service.

Delta’s newest trans-Atlantic flights are scheduled as follows:

Delta’s schedule between Atlanta and Athens, Greece, effective May 29, 2006:



Atlanta at 4:35 p.m.
Athens at 10:50 a.m.
Athens at 12:50 p.m.
Atlanta at 5:45 p.m.

*Flight begins May 30


Delta’s schedule between New York-JFK and Kiev, effective June 1, 2006:



New York-JFK at 5:40 p.m.
Kiev at 10:25 a.m.
Kiev at 12:35 p.m.
New York-JFK at 4 p.m.

*Flight begins June 2


Delta’s schedule between Atlanta and Edinburgh, Scotland, effective June 5, 2006:



Atlanta at 8:35 p.m.
Edinburgh at 9:45 a.m.
Edinburgh at 1:45 p.m.
Atlanta at 5:40 p.m.

*Flight begins June 6


Delta’s schedule between Atlanta and Venice, Italy, effective June 6, 2006:



Atlanta at 8:20 p.m.
Venice at 11:45 a.m.
Venice at 1:45 p.m.
Atlanta at 6:40 p.m.

*Flight begins June 6


This week’s inaugural flights are the last in a series of 11 new trans-Atlantic routes launched by Delta since March, including Atlanta to Tel Aviv, Israel, Düsseldorf, Germany, Copenhagen, Denmark, and Nice, France; and New York-JFK to Budapest, Hungary, Dublin/Shannon, Ireland, and Manchester, England. In total, Delta will offer non-stop service to more than 60 international destinations from Atlanta this summer, including 23 routes across the Atlantic. From New York-JFK, Delta will offer customers nonstop service to more than 25 international destinations with 18 routes across the Atlantic.

Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) is one of the world’s fastest growing international carriers with more than 50 new international routes added in the last year. Delta offers flights to 460 destinations in 97 countries on Delta, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. As the world’s leading carrier between the United States and Europe, Delta offers customers more weekly flights between the United States and destinations across Europe, India and Israel than any other global airline, including service on 11 new transatlantic routes launched since March. Delta also is a major carrier to Mexico, South and Central America and the Caribbean, with nearly 40 new routes announced in the last year. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 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. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at

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