BOSTON, April 9, 2007 – Delta Air Lines will offer customers in Allentown, Pa.; Islip, N.Y.; and Burlington, Vt. increased choice and convenience in air travel this summer with new nonstop service to Boston and connecting opportunities beyond to more than 100 daily departures to 35 cities. The new service is part of Delta’s continued expansion at Boston and complements recently announced service between Boston and the New York cities of Albany, Watertown, Ogdensburg and Massena.

“Today is a great day for customers in Boston and cities throughout the Northeast who rely on convenient airline service to conduct business, visit family or take a vacation. As Boston’s largest carrier in terms of flights and destinations, Delta is pleased to continue expanding the choices our customers have for travel to their favorite destinations,” said David Bishko, Delta’s staff vice president of Alliances. “We’re excited to inaugurate service between Boston and Albany, Watertown, Ogdensburg and Massena, and look forward to the start of new flights to Allentown, Islip and Burlington.”

Delta Connection carrier Big Sky Airlines will operate the new service using 19-seat Beechcraft 1900D aircraft, featuring stand-up cabins. Customers in these cities will enjoy:

  • Two round-trip flights between Boston and Allentown, effective July 15, with a third round-trip flight starting Aug. 20
  • Two round-trip flights between Boston and Burlington, effective Aug. 20
  • Three round-trip flights between Boston and Islip, effective July 15

Additionally, Delta will add a third daily round-trip flight between Boston and Albany, effective Aug. 20.

“The entire team at Big Sky is proud to join the Delta family and create new travel opportunities for customers throughout the Northeast,” said Fred deLeeuw, Big Sky president. “As we inaugurate new Delta service today, we reaffirm our commitment to providing passengers with the same safe, reliable service Big Sky has been known for these last 29 years.”

Flights are available for sale at delta.com and are scheduled as follows:

Delta’s new service* between Allentown and Boston, effective July 15, 2007

Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
3600** Allentown at 6:30 a.m. Boston at 7:56 a.m. Daily
3604*** Allentown at 11:15 a.m. Boston at 12:41 p.m. Daily
3602  Allentown at 5:15 p.m. Boston at 6:41 p.m. Sunday through Friday
3603*** Boston at 9:15 a.m. Allentown at 10:55 a.m. Monday through Saturday
3601 Boston at 3:15 p.m. Allentown at 4:55 p.m. Daily
3599 Boston at 8:50 p.m. Allentown at 10:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday
*Operated by Delta Connection carrier Big Sky Airlines
**Service begins July 16, 2007
***Service begins Aug. 20, 2007

Delta’s new service* between Burlington and Boston, effective Aug. 20, 2007

Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
3612** Burlington at 7:30 a.m. Boston at 8:38 a.m. Daily
3614 Burlington at 6:10 p.m. Boston at 7:18 p.m. Sunday through Friday
3613 Boston at 4:30 p.m. Burlington at 5:50 p.m. Daily
3611 Boston at 8:35 p.m. Burlington at 9:55 p.m. Sunday through Friday
*Operated by Delta Connection carrier Big Sky Airlines
**Service begins Aug. 21, 2007

Delta’s new service* between Islip and Boston, effective July 15, 2007

Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
3594 Islip at 9:55 a.m. Boston at 11:14 a.m. Monday through Saturday
3596 Islip at 4:10 p.m Boston at 5:29 p.m. Sunday through Friday
3598 Islip at 7:00 p.m. Boston at 8:19 p.m. Sunday through Friday
3593 Boston at 8:30 a.m. Islip at 9:33 a.m. Monday through Saturday
3595 Boston at 2:45 p.m. Islip at 3:48 p.m. Sunday through Friday
3597 Boston at 5:35 p.m. Islip at 6:38 p.m. Sunday through Friday
*Operated by Delta Connection carrier Big Sky Airlines

With the new flights, Delta will offer Boston customers extensive amenities afforded by the airline’s new Terminal A facility at Logan Airport, including business services, shopping and restaurants. The new terminal boasts state-of-the-art technology to ensure a convenient travel experience for customers, including 32 self-service kiosks, gate information display screens at every gate and two Crown Room Clubs.

Today, Delta offers passengers the most flights to the most destinations from Boston compared to any domestic airline. With the April 2007 schedule, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer 113 peak-day departures to 35 nonstop destinations. As a member of the SkyTeam® global alliance, Delta offers Boston customers the ability to fly non-stop to key business and leisure destinations in Europe aboard SkyTeam partners Air France and Alitalia.

Big Sky Airlines currently serves 18 cities in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Wisconsin, Washington, Colorado, Wyoming and Illinois. Big Sky Transportation Co. is a wholly owned subsidiary of MAIR Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAIR).

Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) offers customers service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 307 destinations in 52 countries. With more than 60 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 more than 600 weekly flights to 58 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on nearly 15,000 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 456 worldwide destinations in 100 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.

Travel for some itineraries may be provided by Delta Connection carriers Comair and Chautauqua.

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