ATLANTA, March 24, 2009 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today issued the following memo from Neil Stronach, senior vice president – Operations Control, to the airline’s Operations Control employees regarding union representation results for flight superintendents.

“Today, the National Mediation Board (NMB) notified Delta that the combined flight superintendent group has elected the Professional Airline Flight Control Association (PAFCA) as their representative. We’ve enjoyed a good working relationship with PAFCA for nearly four decades and I look forward to that partnership continuing. 

“PAFCA and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) recognized the importance of resolving union representation for our flight superintendents and I applaud them for their efforts on behalf of their members. Both groups joined hands with Delta to promptly recommend and ultimately ratify a joint collective bargaining agreement and combined seniority list in advance of representation issues being resolved. That contract and joint list will be effective for our combined group.

“Every day, we continue to make great progress in our merger integration efforts. Thank you for all you do.”

Delta Air Lines is the world’s largest airline. From its hubs in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita, Delta, its Northwest subsidiary and Delta Connection carriers offer service to 379 destinations in 66 countries and serve more than 170 million passengers each year. Delta’s marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem either SkyMiles or WorldPerks on more than 16,000 daily flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta‘s more than 70,000 employees worldwide are reshaping the aviation industry as the only U.S. airline to offer a full global network. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and flight status at

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