ATLANTA, April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced that it has extended its partnership with the Atlanta Braves, and will continue to serve as the team's official airline. The airline's relationship with the ball club dates back more than 40 years when the team moved to Atlanta in 1966.  

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As part of the long-term deal, Delta will continue to provide exclusive team charters and have an increased visual presence at Turner Field. Fans this season will see new marquis positioning of the Delta logo throughout the ballpark, and enjoy an expanded lounge area inside the 755 Club called the Delta SKY360 Lounge. 

Delta's new lounge will feature an exclusive menu, the airline's in-flight cocktails, and a tower of televisions that will air live games in addition to Delta content. The space will be accessible to 755 Club members as well as all Henry Aaron and Golden Moon Level season ticket holders.

"Delta and the Braves are cornerstones of Atlanta," said Tim Mapes, senior vice president – Marketing. "We both strive to represent the best of our community throughout the U.S. and around the world. By extending our relationship and partnering on this new space at Turner Field, we hope to enhance the game day experience and show Delta's active support for the Braves and Braves fans alike."

"Our partnership with Delta has lasted through many generations of Braves fans," said Derek Schiller, Atlanta Braves Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "We are proud to be continuing this relationship and look forward to their added presence in the Delta SKY360 Lounge, which will enhance our fans experience."

About Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves is Major League Baseball's winningest franchise since 1991.  During that time, Braves teams have earned 14 division championships, five National League pennants and a World Series title.  Based in Atlanta since 1966, the Braves franchise is the longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball. Atlanta Braves games are telecast on FS South, SportSouth, and Peachtree TV.  Radio broadcasts can be heard in Atlanta on 680 the Fan, Rock 100.5, and regionally on the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.  Follow the Braves at braves.com, facebook.com/braves, and twitter.com/braves.

About Delta

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. With its unsurpassed global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 355 destinations in 65 countries on six continents. Delta employs more than 70,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of nearly 800 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France KLM. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 16,000 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. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.

SOURCE Delta Air Lines

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