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Delta Makes History in Florida Again with New Service to Marathon


New service marks first commercial flights from Marathon to a city outside Florida, complements popular Delta service to Key West

MARATHON, Fla., July 6, 2006 – Delta Air Lines, Florida’s No. 1 airline in terms of passengers carried and destinations served, will make history in Florida again with the addition of new daily nonstop service between Marathon, Fla. and Atlanta, effective Nov. 16, 2006. Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines will operate the daily flights. The new service mirrors Delta’s historic decision to add nonstop flights between Key West and Atlanta in 2002, making Delta the only airline to offer nonstop service to the Florida Keys from a city outside of Florida.

“We’re excited to add our 18th Florida destination and strengthen Delta’s No. 1 position in the Sunshine State,” said Bob Cortelyou, Delta’s vice president – Network Analysis. “Through our global hub in Atlanta, Delta will provide passengers with convenient connecting opportunities to the popular Middle Keys, while giving Florida Keys residents multiple options for one-stop service to the world’s most popular business and leisure destinations.”

In total, Delta serves 242 nonstop destinations from Atlanta with more than 1,000 daily departures – more than any airline at any hub in the world. In addition to Marathon, Delta’s Florida service includes nonstop flights from: Daytona Beach; Fort Lauderdale; Fort Myers; Fort Walton Beach; Gainesville; Jacksonville; Key West; Melbourne; Miami; Orlando; Naples; Panama City; Pensacola; Sarasota; Tallahassee; Tampa and West Palm Beach.

Delta’s new service between Marathon and Atlanta 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 Marathon, Fla., effective Nov. 16, 2006

Flight | Departs | Arrives
4635 | Atlanta at 11:00 a.m. | Marathon at 12:55 p.m.
4634 | Marathon at 1:20 p.m. | Atlanta at 3:25 p.m.

In addition to Delta’s new daily service, Delta will operate an additional frequency on Friday night returning Saturday morning, effective Nov. 17, 2006

Flight | Departs | Arrives
4677 | Atlanta at 7:30 p.m. | Marathon at 9:25 p.m.
4676 | Marathon at 9:00 a.m. | Atlanta at 11:05 a.m.

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 nonstop destinations from Atlanta – more nonstop 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 nonstop 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 295 destinations in 46 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 463 worldwide destinations in 95 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at


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