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Delta Makes Rocketing from the Space Coast to the Nation’s Capital More Convenient than Ever


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New service between Melbourne and Reagan-Washington National Airport enhances customers’ access to business, government centers

MELBOURNE, Fla., Oct. 31, 2005 – Delta Air Lines’ customers rocketing between the Space Coast and the nation’s capital will find the trip more convenient when Delta Connection carrier Comair introduces the only non-stop flights between Melbourne and Washington, D.C.’s Reagan Washington National Airport, effective Jan. 3, 2006. The new service will replace flights currently operated between Melbourne and Washington Dulles International Airport, which will be discontinued in December.

“Some of Delta’s most loyal customers live, work and play along Florida’s Space Coast and we are pleased to increase the convenience of travel between Melbourne and Washington, D.C.,” said Bob Cortelyou, vice president of Network and Schedules. “This non-stop service will be especially beneficial for Delta customers working in Florida’s space and technology industry who will gain more convenient access to the heart of Washington’s business and government districts via Washington’s National Airport – the front door to the nation’s capital.”

To invite customers to try the new service, Delta is offering a special low introductory fare of $89 each way for travel between Jan. 3 and Feb. 14, 2006. Fares are based on a round-trip purchase and tickets must be purchased by Nov. 15, 2005, with all travel completed by Feb. 14. Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply. Fares shown are available only for purchase on delta.com or from a travel agent. See below for more details.

Delta’s new roundtrip service between Melbourne and Washington will operate once daily and will feature Comair’s popular Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft. The first non-stop flight to Melbourne will depart Washington-Reagan on Jan. 3, and the first non-stop flight to Washington-Reagan will depart Melbourne on Jan. 4.

Flight Departs Arrives
5233 Melbourne at 6:50 a.m. Washington, D.C. at 8:58 a.m.
5234 Washington, D.C., at 6:30 p.m. Melbourne at 8:40 p.m.

In addition to new service between Melbourne and Washington-Reagan, Delta will continue to offer Melbourne customers’ non-stop service to Atlanta, New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Cincinnati (Saturdays only).

Delta Air Lines is the world’s second-largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, offering daily flights to 487 destinations in 87 countries on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. Delta’s marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem frequent flier miles 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.

A portion of travel for some itineraries may be on Delta Connection carriers Atlantic Southeast Airlines or Comair.

Restrictions: Fares shown are available for purchase only on delta.com or from your travel agent. Tickets cost $10 more if purchased from Delta over the telephone or $15 more if purchased at an airport or city ticket office, and these amounts are nonrefundable. Travel agents may impose an additional service charge for ticketing. Tickets are non-transferable. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights or in all markets. Tickets: Fares shown are one-way. Round-trip purchase is required. Tickets must be purchased at least 14 days prior to departure, but no later than November 15, 2005. See delta.com for online ticket purchase requirements and restrictions. Travel Period: Travel may begin on/after January 3, 2006 and must be completed by February 14, 2006. Blackout Dates: Travel is not permitted January 13 or 16, 2006. Fare Validity: Fares are valid in the Economy (Coach) cabin only on nonstop flights provided by Comair. Minimum Stay: For travel commencing from point of origin Sunday through Thursday, a 3 night minimum stay is required. For travel commencing from point of origin on Friday or Saturday, a Saturday night stay is required. Maximum Stay: February 14, 2006. Cancellations/Refunds/Changes: Fares are nonrefundable. Delta may permit you to apply a portion of the fare value to future travel upon payment of applicable fees and fare difference, otherwise the ticket will have no value. Delta may allow you to cancel certain electronic tickets until midnight of the day after purchase (or midnight of the departure date of the first flight, whichever comes first) without penalty if purchased at the time of reservation directly from Delta. Contact a Delta agent or visit delta.com for details. Taxes/Fees: Fares do not include a $3.20 Federal Excise Tax which will be imposed on each flight segment in the passenger’s ticketed itinerary. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. Fares do not include Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $18.00, depending on itinerary or September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 per round-trip. These taxes and fees are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is purchased. Miscellaneous: Fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. © 2005 Delta Air Lines, Inc.



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