MONTERREY, N.L. MEXICO, Sept. 24, 2011 - Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Air France KLM (NAS: AFLYY) today hosted the third “Delta KLM Air France 5K” race in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, raising MX$52,500 for Unidos Somos Iguales, A.C., which promotes understanding and tolerance for people with disabilities. Official sponsors for this year’s race also included POWERADE, ACCESS LIVE, Super Fitness Damas and Universidad del Valle de Mexico.

“Our goal has always been to promote a healthy lifestyle among our employees and the Monterrey community we serve,” said Veronica Jimenez, Delta’s regional sales manager.

The winners of this year’s race where Alejandro Romo Perea, Sergio De Lara, Jesús Abelardo Caballero, for the male participants and Nora Jiménez Rocha, Enedina Chávez García, María Luisa Garza, for the female contestants. Prizes included:

  • 1st place - One round-trip ticket to Paris, and two hotel nights
  • 2nd place - One round-trip ticket to Amsterdam, and two hotel nights
  • 3rd place - One round-trip ticket to New York, and two hotel nights

For the first time, five pairs of disabled youngsters, along with their volunteer friends, joined the race.

The trans-Atlantic joint venture operated by Delta, Air France and KLM offers more than 200 trans-Atlantic daily nonstop flights between North America and Europe, representing more than 52,000 seats per day. For customers, the partnership provides an industry-leading network, easier connections and benefits such as frequent flier mileage accrual and expanded airport lounge access.

With over 250 daily trans-Atlantic flights and a fleet of 144 aircraft, the joint venture between AIR FRANCE-KLM, Alitalia and Delta Air Lines provides customers with the benefits of a vast route network offering more frequencies, competitive fares and harmonized services on all trans-Atlantic flights. The JV network is structured around seven main hubs: Amsterdam, Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York-JFK, Paris-CDG and Rome Fiumicino, together with Cincinnati, Lyon, Milan, Memphis and Salt Lake City. The JV offers customers access to 300 destinations beyond the 27 North American gateways and 200 destinations beyond the 31 European gateways throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America. The JV represents 27% of total trans-Atlantic capacity and generates $10 billion in expected annual revenues. Under the terms of this agreement, the partners jointly operate their trans-Atlantic routes, thereby sharing revenues and costs. For more information on Air France-KLM, Alitalia or Delta go to the respective corporate websites.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year, and was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide  in its 2011 World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 339 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 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, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $2 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.

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