NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2007 – Delta Air Lines customers this spring will have one more reason to choose Delta’s growing New York hub for transcontinental travel as the airline adds new nonstop service between New York’s Kennedy Airport and Portland, Oregon, effective April 19, 2007. The daily round-trip flight complements Delta’s existing transcontinental routes from JFK to San Francisco, Seattle, Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and Phoenix (starting Feb. 15).

“As part of Delta’s continued expansion at our New York hub, we’re offering customers the convenience of nonstop service to key transcontinental destinations, including Portland,” said Bob Cortelyou, vice president – Network Planning at Delta. “Additionally, our Oregon customers will be able to take advantage of our strong international connections from our hub at New York’s JFK airport, including new nonstop service to Europe, Africa, India and the Caribbean.”

Delta’s new service between New York-JFK and Portland will be operated with the 150-passenger Boeing 737-800 aircraft offering a two-class cabin and in-flight entertainment. Customers may purchase tickets for the new flights beginning today at Flights are scheduled as follows:

Delta’s new non-stop service between New York-JFK and Portland, Oregon, effective April 17, 2007:

New York-JFK at 6:50 p.m.
Portland at 10:28 p.m.
Portland at 10:55 p.m.
New York-JFK at 7:14 a.m.

Delta’s new nonstop service between New York and Portland is the latest in a series of new routes that have boosted Delta to operate the most departures to the most destinations from New York-JFK. This year’s expansion included new nonstop service from New York-JFK to London-Gatwick, England, Accra, Ghana, and Mumbai, India, in addition to a significant expansion of service from JFK to key markets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, including Richmond, Va., Buffalo, N.Y., Hartford, Conn. and Manchester, N.H.

In addition to this year’s growth, Delta also has announced plans to add nonstop flights between New York-JFK and Pisa/Tuscany, Italy* (effective May 31); Bucharest, Romania* (effective June 5); and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (effective March 3), by next summer.

To support the continued growth of the JFK hub, Delta is investing more than $20 million in renovations to its Terminal 2 and 3 facilities at JFK. Recently completed refurbishments include the addition of a new, dedicated BusinessElite check-in area in Terminal 2, refreshing facilities in Delta’s BusinessElite lounge and Crown Room Clubs, and adding new international check-in kiosks throughout the facility.

Delta offers customers more flights to more destinations from New York City's two preferred airports combined -- John F. Kennedy International and New York-LaGuardia -- than any other airline. At LaGuardia, Delta operates the city's leading Shuttle product to Boston and Washington, D.C., in addition to nonstop Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 29 other destinations. At JFK, Delta operates a major international and domestic hub with 173 peak day flights to 73 worldwide destinations, including nonstop service to 33 international destinations.

Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) offers customers service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 304 destinations in 52 countries. With more than 50 new international routes added in the last year, Delta is America’s fastest growing international airline and is a leader across the Atlantic with flights to 31 trans-Atlantic destinations. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers nearly 600 weekly flights to 58 destinations. 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. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 457 worldwide destinations in 97 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at

*Subject to foreign government approval

Travel for some itineraries may be on Delta Connection carriers Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Chautauqua, Comair, Freedom Airlines and Shuttle America.

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