NEW YORK and TOKYO, Feb. 24, 2014 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is participating in the 3rd annual Japan Week in New York to promote its daily nonstop service between New York (JFK) – Tokyo-Narita. In addition, DL will highlight its state-of-the-art facility at Terminal 4, JFK airport.  Delta’s participation in the event supports the Japanese government’s “Visit Japan” initiative which promotes inbound tourism to Japan.

Japan Week, a public-private partnership that promotes Japanese culture, cuisine, and tourism, will take place at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall from March 6 - 8, 2014.  This year’s program will spotlight unique features of Japanese culture from the last 100 years to the present.  A variety of regional foods, technology exhibits, traditional arts and performances will all aim to inspire greater understanding of Japan and inspire travel to the country.

Delta will display a mock-up of its seats in the BusinessElite cabin on its B747, the aircraft used on the New York – Tokyo route, The display will introduce the  full flat-bed seat with direct aisle access, Westin Heavenly® In-Flight bedding, TUMI amenity kit, and in-flight meal selections including a popular Japanese course provided onboard at the Delta branded booth.

As an official sponsor of the TOMODACHI Initiative, Delta will also distribute TOMODACHI leaflets at the booth. The TOMODACHI Initiative (http://usjapantomodachi.org) is a public-private partnership, born out of support for Japan’s recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake.  The initiative invests in the next generation of Japanese and American leaders through educational and cultural exchanges as well as leadership programs.

In addition, Delta will offer a pair of free round-trip tickets to Japan through a sweepstakes. Delta Air Lines is New York City’s largest and fastest growing carrier, providing service to more destinations from New York-LaGuardia and New York-JFK combined than any other airline, with more than 102 worldwide destinations. Delta is part of a $1.4 billion project to create a state-of-the-art international gateway at JFK, including expanding JFK’s Terminal 4 by one-third. The first phase of the new Terminal 4 – a 346,000 square-foot addition to Concourse B – opened in May 2013.

Delta is supporting the Japanese community in New York as a member of Japan Society and supporter of the Japanese American Association. Last November, Delta donated $15,000 to the JAA Japan Disaster Relief Fund in New York to support efforts to improve mental health for victims and to rebuild an environment for children to play safely.

About Japan Week

Founded in 2012, Japan Week is a promotional tourism event aiming to encourage travel to Japan. It is a cooperative effort between the Japan Tourism Agency, Japan National Tourism Organization, diverse businesses, local Japanese governments, and supported by the Consulate General of Japan in New York. The multi-dimensional event is open to the general public and promotes Japanese tourism through culture, food and beverages. For more information about Japan Week, please visit our website, www.japanweek.us, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JapanWeekNY and follow us on Twitter at @JapanWeekNY. For more information about travel to Japan, please visit www.japantravelinfo.com.

About Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines serves nearly 165 million customers each year. This year, Delta was named the 2014 Airline of the Year by Air Transport World magazine, marking the first time in a decade that a North American-based carrier has earned the distinction. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 322 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a newly formed joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on delta.com, Twitter @Delta, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta’s blog takingoff.delta.com.

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