ATLANTA, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today issued a statement from CEO Richard Anderson regarding the expansion of TSA's Crew Personnel Advanced Screening System to additional U.S. airports:

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"We commend TSA's efforts to advance streamlined security screening for our pilots. However, TSA should not overlook the integral role of flight attendants who share responsibility with pilots for the safety and security of our customers," said Richard Anderson, Delta's chief executive. "Continued progress in this area must be made by recognizing that flight attendants are trusted trained professionals who undergo comprehensive background checks and deserve to be included in this program."

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 347 destinations in 64 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, the world's largest airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $2 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at

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