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ATLANTA, June 8, 2006 – No matter where Delta Air Lines customers are flying in North America today, they are likely to be in close proximity to the introduction of a new Delta route. As the official launch date of the summer 2006 schedule, Delta today is adding service on 23 new routes across the United States and Canada, touching customers in 19 states and every major Delta hub.

“Delta is proud to be America’s largest airline, offering more departures to more cities in the United States than any other carrier,” said Bob Cortelyou, vice president – Network Planning. “As we restructure our network to better meet customers’ needs for domestic and international travel, Delta customers can count on us to take them to more places at home and abroad than any other U.S. airline thanks to the reach and convenience of our increasingly global network.”

New nonstop Delta routes beginning today include:



Domestic hub
New routes
Atlantic City, N.J.*
Bangor, Maine*
Binghamton, N.Y.*
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Cedar Rapids, Iowa*
Champaign/Urbana, Ill.*
Erie, Pa.*
Anchorage, Alaska (seasonal through Aug. 20)
New York-JFK
Buffalo, N.Y.**
Montreal, Quebec, Canada**
Rochester, N.Y.**
San Diego
Salt Lake City
Aspen, Colo.***
Bellingham, Wash.***
Des Moines, Iowa***
Fargo, N.D.***
Sioux Falls, S.D.***
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada*** (seasonal through Sept. 4)
Additional point-to-point services
Boston to/from Charleston, S.C.**
Hartford, Conn. to/from Las Vegas
Raleigh/Durham, N.C. to/from Los Angeles

*Flights operated by Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines
**Flights operated by Delta Connection carrier Comair
***Flight operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest


Additional service also is planned for the remainder of June, including the resumption of seasonal nonstop Delta flights between Atlanta and Bozeman, Mont. (effective June 10 through Aug. 26); and the introduction of new nonstop Delta Connection carrier ASA service between Atlanta and Traverse City, Mich. (effective June 12 through Sept. 5); Pinehurst/Southern Pines, N.C. (effective June 22); and Wilmington, Del. (effective June 29). Delta Connection carrier Comair also will resume nonstop seasonal service between Cincinnati and Traverse City with service offered between June 12 and Sept. 5, and will introduce new nonstop service between Boston and Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, effective June 15.

Delta also will establish a unique place in the New York-LaGuardia market beginning Saturday when it introduces new Saturday-only transcontinental flights between New York-LaGuardia and Las Vegas and Los Angeles. With this service, Delta will be the only carrier to offer nonstop flights from LaGuardia to preferred transcontinental destinations, supplementing existing daily service from Delta’s hub across Queens at New York-JFK. The new flights will be operated using 199-seat, all-Economy class Boeing 757 aircraft featuring the industry’s leading in-flight entertainment system with live TV, movies and music available on demand in every seat.

With the June schedule, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers will serve more domestic destinations than any U.S. carrier and on June 29 will become the only U.S. airline to serve all 50 states with the introduction of new nonstop ASA service between Atlanta and Wilmington, Del.

Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) is one of the world’s fastest growing international carriers with more than 50 new international routes added in the last year. Delta offers flights to 460 destinations in 97 countries on Delta, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. As the world’s leading carrier between the United States and Europe, Delta offers customers more weekly flights between the United States and destinations across Europe, India and Israel than any other global airline, including service on 11 new transatlantic routes launched since March. Delta also is a major carrier to Mexico, South and Central America and the Caribbean, with nearly 40 new routes announced in the last year. 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. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at

A portion of travel for some itineraries may be on the Delta Connection carriers: Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Chautauqua, Comair, Freedom Airlines, Shuttle America, and SkyWest.

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