Song Lands “North America’s Leading Budget Airline” at 2005 World Travel Awards
Delta’s low-fare air service receives another top honor at 12th Annual Gala Award ceremony promoting excellence in the travel and tourism
Atlanta – Nov. 15, 2005 – Song®, Delta Air Lines’ popular low-fare air service, was named “North America’s Leading Budget Airline” at the 12th Annual World Travel Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on Sunday, Nov.13, 2005.
Song’s superior and unique on-board amenities appeal to a wide variety of air travelers and differentiate it from other low-fare competitors. These features include a state-of-the art, digital in-flight entertainment system that provides: 24 channels of free, live, DISH Network® satellite television; free digitally-streamed MP3 programming that allows customers to create individual play lists of up to 32 songs at their seat (from an inventory of more than 1,600 songs); 10 movies available un-cut and on-demand, allowing customers to start and stop the film at their leisure; a suite of 11 video games; and a popular interactive trivia game that allows passengers to compete against one another. Song also offers a diverse on-board food menu that features healthy, organic food selections, signature cocktails and a few sweet indulgences.
“We’re so happy to receive this honor from World Travel Awards and travel professionals worldwide for providing great customer service and amenities. This award truly recognizes the incredible employees at Song and Delta and their efforts to bring fun and choice back to air travel,” said Joanne Smith, president of Song and Delta’s vice president of Consumer Marketing. “Being named ‘North America’s Leading Budget Airline’ is yet another complement to Delta’s decision to bring a Song-style service to more customers in even more destinations.”
Delta recently announced it would launch a new and unique long-haul domestic Song-style service for Delta customers by bringing together the best of the Delta and Song products to create a transcontinental travel experience unmatched by any competitor. This includes offering all-leather, two-class seating and expanding Song’s industry-leading in-flight entertainment system and award-winning customer service experience to more than 100-plus aircraft, beginning in May, 2006.
Launched on April 15, 2003, Song, Delta’s award-winning, low-fare air service, offers non-stop service between the Northeast and Florida leisure destinations including New York, Boston, Hartford, West Palm Beach, Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Orlando, as well as coast-to-coast service to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. Song also serves Las Vegas, Aruba, San Juan and Nassau, Bahamas. Song utilizes a fleet of Boeing 757s with 199 all-leather, all-coach seats.
Other prestigious awards and recognition Song received this year include:
Best In-Flight Service in Reader’s Digest’s “America’s 100 Best”;
Best Airline for Business Travelers by Laptop Magazine;
One of the Top Three Domestic Carriers of the Year in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards;
One of the Top Three Best Single-Class, Domestic Carriers in Condé Nast Traveler’s 8th Annual Business Travel Awards.
Customers can use a credit card or cash to make purchases onboard. All Song flights are operated by Delta Air Lines. Song tickets can be purchased by visiting flysong.com or calling 1-800-FLY-SONG (1-800-359-7664). Customers can also purchase tickets at Delta via delta.com or by calling 1-800-221-1212.
About Delta Air Lines
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 502 destinations in 92 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.
About World Travel Awards
The World Travel Awards was conceived in 1993 to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the world’s travel and tourism industry. Now in its 12th year, travel professionals and discerning travelers have come to regard the World Travel Awards as the very best endorsement that a travel product could hope to receive. Candidates for nomination for the World Travel Awards are based upon the previous year’s voting. Voting is cast by travel agents in over 200 countries around the world. For more information on the World Travel Awards, please visit www.worldtravelawards.
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