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Inaugural Service Between Wilmington, Del. and Atlanta Puts Delta on the Map in All 50 States in Time for Fourth of July Travel


WILMINGTON, Del., June 29, 2006 – Delta Air Lines today becomes the only airline to offer customers service from sea to shining sea – literally – with the introduction of two new daily nonstop flights between Wilmington, Del. and Atlanta. The regional jet service, operated by Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines, connects Wilmington customers with the world’s largest hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and makes Delta the only airline to offer customers service to all 50 states.

“We’re pleased that the United States’ first state also is the 50th state to enjoy nonstop jet service from Delta Air Lines,” said Bob Cortelyou, vice president – Network Planning. “As part of Delta’s domestic network expansion, we’re offering customers in the mid-Atlantic region more flight opportunities, including convenient service from hometown airports like Wilmington.”

In addition to offering service to 50 states, Delta also holds the distinction of being the largest airline in the United States in terms of domestic destinations served with flights planned to more than 240 domestic destinations with the July 2006 schedule.

Delta’s new service between Atlanta and Wilmington will be operated using the comfortable, quiet 40-seat Bombardier regional jet.

The flights are scheduled as follows:

Delta’s new non-stop service between Atlanta and Wilmington, Del. effective June 29, 2006

Flight | Departs | Arrives
4807 | Atlanta at 1:20 p.m. | Wilmington at 3:20 p.m.
4808 | Atlanta at 6:40 p.m. | Wilmington at 8:41 p.m.
4806 | Wilmington at 6:40 a.m. | Atlanta at 8:40 a.m.*
4807 | Wilmington at 3:50 p.m. | Atlanta at 5:50 p.m.
*Effective June 30, 2006

Delta’s flagship hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s largest airline hub. Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer more than 1,000 peak-day departures to more than 240 non-stop destinations from Atlanta – more non-stop flights and destinations than any airline hub in the world. Delta’s Atlanta hub is the fastest growing international gateway in the United States, with more than 25 new international markets announced since September 2005. Delta also continues to expand the number of domestic destinations it serves from Atlanta, including more than 20 new non-stop destinations added or announced since September 2005. This December, Delta will make history in Atlanta again as it enters a new continent from the hub for the first time since 1997 with new service to Dakar, Senegal and Johannesburg, South Africa (via Dakar) (subject to foreign government approvals).

Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) offers customers service to more destinations than any other global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to more than 290 destinations in 47 countries. With more than 50 new international routes added in the last year, Delta is America’s fastest growing international airline and is the world’s leading carrier between the United States and Europe with flights to 29 trans-Atlantic destinations. To Latin America, Delta offers nearly 500 weekly flights to 47 destinations and is quickly becoming the second-largest carrier in the region. 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 partners, Delta offers flights to 460 worldwide destinations in 97 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at

All 50 states served by Delta and the Delta Connection carriers.


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