ATLANTA, June 8, 2006 – To help offset rising fuel costs, Delta Air Lines has raised passenger surcharges on tickets purchased on or after June 8, 2006 for travel on most trans-Atlantic flights from the Western Hemisphere. The surcharge will increase $10 each way for passengers originating their travel in the Western Hemisphere (except Canada/Mexico) to Delta’s trans-Atlantic markets. The surcharge for travel originating in Italy will increase €10.
Where applicable, the surcharge will be included in the fare for air transportation services quoted in any Delta advertising, or quoted to consumers by Delta or its authorized agents. Tickets purchased prior to June 8, 2006, for trans-Atlantic travel in the future are not affected by the changes.
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 delta.com.