NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2006 – Who doesn’t love cheesecake, especially when it’s from either New York or Chicago? Delta Air Lines is sweetening air service between the Big Apple and the Windy City beginning Feb. 15 when it will double the number of Delta flights between the two markets and celebrate by offering passengers free New York and Chicago cheesecake at select Delta terminals throughout the day.

With the launch of new nonstop service between New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Chicago’s Midway Airport, and additional service between New York’s JFK Airport and Chicago-O’Hare, Delta will offer customers 12 daily departures between New York and Chicago, including seven new departures between LaGuardia and Midway, and five daily departures between New York-JFK and Chicago-O’Hare – double the number of flights currently offered. To inaugurate this increased service, on Feb. 15 Delta will give Chicagoans a free taste of New York’s legendary Junior’s Cheesecake in the gate area of Midway from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., CST and New Yorkers a taste of Chicago’s renowned Eli’s Cheesecake at the Marine Air Terminal from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., EST.

“As Delta continues to make the travel experience more convenient for our customers with this expanded service between two top business markets, we thought we’d also make it a bit sweeter,” said Tim Mapes, Delta’s managing director of Marketing. “We know New Yorkers and Chicagoans love their cheesecake so we decided to give them a taste of two of the best – Junior’s and Eli’s. It’s a fun way to celebrate Delta’s increased frequency in flights, plus the added convenience of the fastest way to travel between Manhattan and downtown Chicago – the Marine Air Terminal at LaGuardia and Chicago’s Midway Airport.”

The new flights between LaGuardia and Midway, which replace current service between LaGuardia and O’Hare, will be operated by Delta Connection carrier Shuttle America using the 70-seat Embraer 170 with six seats in the First class cabin and 64 seats in Economy. Flights between JFK and O’Hare will be operated by Delta Connection carrier Comair using 50- and 70-seat Bombardier regional jets.

Delta’s new nonstop service between New York-LaGuardia and Chicago-Midway, effective Feb. 15, 2007:

Flight Departs Arrives
6491 New York-LaGuardia at 6:45 a.m. Chicago-Midway at 8:20 a.m.
6464 New York-LaGuardia at 8:45 a.m. Chicago-Midway at 10:20 a.m.
6465 New York-LaGuardia at 10:45 a.m. Chicago-Midway at 12:20 p.m.
6466 New York-LaGuardia at 12:45 p.m. Chicago-Midway at 2:20 p.m.
6463 New York-LaGuardia at 2:45 p.m. Chicago-Midway at 4:20 p.m.
6488 New York-LaGuardia at 4:45 p.m. Chicago-Midway at 6:20 p.m.
6479 New York-LaGuardia at 6:45 p.m. Chicago-Midway at 8:20 p.m.
6490 Chicago-Midway at 7:00 a.m. New York-LaGuardia at 10:10 a.m.
6491 Chicago-Midway at 9:00 a.m. New York-LaGuardia at 12:10 p.m.
6464 Chicago-Midway at 11:00 a.m. New York-LaGuardia at 2:10 p.m.
6465 Chicago-Midway at 1:00 p.m. New York-LaGuardia at 4:10 p.m.
6466 Chicago-Midway at 3:00 p.m. New York-LaGuardia at 6:10 p.m.
6463 Chicago-Midway at 5:00 p.m. New York-LaGuardia at 8:10 p.m.
6488 Chicago-Midway at 7:00 p.m. New York-LaGuardia at 10:10 p.m.

Delta’s additional nonstop service between New York-JFK and Chicago-O’Hare, effective Feb. 15, 2007:

Flight Departs Arrives
5481 New York-JFK at 7:05 a.m. Chicago-O’Hare at 8:45 a.m.
5483 New York-JFK at 9:55 a.m. Chicago-O’Hare at 11:30 a.m.
5491 New York-JFK at 12:55 p.m. Chicago-O’Hare at 2:29 p.m.
5469 New York-JFK at 5:25 p.m. Chicago-O’Hare at 7:50 p.m.*
5492 New York-JFK at 7:25 p.m. Chicago-O’Hare at 9:23 p.m.
5483 Chicago-O’Hare at 6:15 a.m. New York-JFK at 9:25 a.m.
5491 Chicago-O’Hare at 9:15 a.m. New York-JFK at 12:25 p.m.
5465 Chicago-O’Hare at 12:15 p.m. New York-JFK at 3:25 p.m.*
5492 Chicago-O’Hare at 3:10 p.m. New York-JFK at 6:25 p.m.
5538 Chicago-O’Hare at 6:15 p.m. New York-JFK at 9:30 p.m.
*Existing flight

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Delta offers customers more flights to more destinations from New York City's two preferred airports combined -- John F. Kennedy International and New York-LaGuardia -- than any other airline. At LaGuardia, Delta operates the city's leading Shuttle product to Boston and Washington, D.C., in addition to nonstop Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 31 other destinations. At New York-JFK, Delta operates a major international and domestic hub with 179 peak-day flights to 75 worldwide destinations, including nonstop service to 34 international destinations.

Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) offers customers service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 304 destinations in 52 countries. With more than 50 new international routes added in the last year, Delta is America’s fastest growing international airline and is a leader across the Atlantic with flights to 31 trans-Atlantic destinations. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers nearly 600 weekly flights to 58 destinations. 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. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 453 worldwide destinations in 97 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.

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