ATLANTA, Dec. 11, 2007 – Elite customers flying Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) within the United States now have a dedicated lane at each airport gate allowing them priority boarding anytime during the process – not just when their zone is called.  The new lanes, called Breezeway, recognize Delta’s best customers for their loyalty and give them priority boarding at airports across Delta’s U.S. network.

Joan Vincenz, Delta’s managing director of Global Product Development, said the dedicated lanes mean Delta’s Elite customers never have to wait in line behind other zones to access the jet way. With the Breezeway lane they go to the front of the line where Delta representatives will priority board them.

“For our most loyal and frequent customers, a better flying experience is all about comfort and convenience,” said Vincenz. “With Breezeway, our premium customers don’t have to rush a last-minute business meeting in the Crown Room Club® or end a conference call before they board.” 

Breezeway is available to any First Class, Business Class, BusinessElite, SkyMiles Silver/Gold/Platinum Medallions, SkyTeam Elite and SkyTeam Elite Plus customers. The lanes are marked by special red signage and blue carpet, and are located throughout the United States in cities served by Delta. Breezeway lanes will continue to expand through early 2008 in Canada, the Caribbean, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and destinations served only by Delta Connection.

Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 317 destinations in 55 countries. Since 2005, Delta has added more international capacity than any other major U.S. airline and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 35 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers nearly 500 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 479 worldwide destinations in 104 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.

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