ATLANTA, May 5, 2009 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today issued the following statement from Mike Campbell, executive vice president of Human Resources and Labor Relations, urging the United States Senate to act quickly to confirm Linda Puchala’s nomination to a position on the National Mediation Board (NMB).

“Delta has made tremendous progress integrating our two airlines during the last six months, including common uniforms and employee badges, common branding of our airports and aircraft, integrated airport facilities, and resolving seniority integration and aligning work rules for a number of workgroups. We expect to mark a number of significant milestones in 2009. This includes cross training our employees on new aircraft types and further integrating our technology systems. We remain on track to achieve our Single Operating Certificate by year end.

“It is equally important to our employees to quickly resolve representation for those workgroups in which representation remains unresolved.  To that end, we urge the Senate to confirm Linda Puchala as soon as possible.

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