ATLANTA AND PARSIPPANY, N.J., June 21, 2007 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Avis Budget Group, the parent company of Avis Rent A Car and Budget Rent A Car are making it more convenient – and more rewarding – for SkyMiles members to book car reservations through Delta. Through Aug. 31, 2007, members can earn 1,000 bonus miles and 1,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) by booking their Avis or Budget car rental through or a Delta reservation agent.

“Offering two quality rental car brands and a deep understanding of our customers, Avis Budget Group now adds greater value for millions of SkyMiles members through our preferred partnership," said Jeff Robertson, managing director of the SkyMiles program. “Together we continue to offer exciting incentives and even more opportunities for our customers to earn travel-related rewards.”

The preferred partnership enables SkyMiles members to book their car reservations on or be transferred directly by a Delta reservation agent to Avis Budget Group. Members booking via these channels enjoy special bonus mileage offers, promotions and discounts.

“We are proud to be named Delta’s preferred car rental partner,” said Kaye Ceille, senior vice president of travel and partnerships for Avis Budget Group. “With Avis, a leading premium brand that provides the finest in service and amenities, and Budget, a brand that consistently delivers great service at great prices for cost-conscious travelers, SkyMiles members will surely receive the best of both of worlds.”

In addition, SkyMiles members can:

  • Earn up to 5,000 bonus miles on qualifying rentals of three to ten days with Avis
  • Save up to 25 percent on Avis car rentals
  • Earn 1,000 bonus miles on qualifying rentals of two days or more with Budget
  • Save up to 20 percent on Budget car rentals

More information is available at or

Avis Budget Group (NYSE: CAR) is a leading provider of vehicle rental services, with operations in more than 70 countries. Through its Avis and Budget brands, the Company is the largest general-use vehicle rental company in each of North America, Australia, New Zealand and certain other regions. Avis Budget Group is headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. and has more than 30,000 employees. For more information about Avis Budget Group, visit

The award-winning Delta SkyMiles program offers members multiple mileage-earning opportunities when flying Delta, Delta Shuttle®, the Delta Connection® carriers, Delta AirElite® and other SkyTeam® airlines. Additional mileage-building opportunities are offered through more than 100 partners such as the Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express,, participating hotels, car rental companies, telecommunication services, restaurants, retailers and more.  Now in its 26th year, the SkyMiles program received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 2006 Freddie Awards in recognition of its many contributions to the airline loyalty industry, and it was named “Best Frequent Flyer Program” for 2006 by Business Traveler magazine.

Delta Air Lines offers customers service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 311 destinations in 52 countries. With more than 60 new international routes added in the last year, Delta is adding international flights at a faster rate than any other major U.S. airline and is a leader across the Atlantic with flights to 32 trans-Atlantic destinations. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 600 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 462 worldwide destinations in 98 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at

Terms and Conditions

All SkyMiles program rules apply. To review the rules, please visit Taxes and fees for award travel are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is booked. Award travel seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets. Delta, SkyMiles, and the Delta logo are registered service marks of Delta Corporate Identity, Inc. Partner offers subject to the terms and conditions of each individual offer. Partners subject to change. Offers void where prohibited by law. Other restrictions may apply.

© 2007 Delta Air Lines, Inc.

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