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Delta Air Lines Adds Senior Human Resources and Labor Relations Expert to Executive Team


ATLANTA, July 17, 2006 – Delta Air Lines today announced that Michael H. Campbell is joining the company as Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Labor Relations, effective immediately. Campbell, 57, a nationally recognized expert in employment and labor matters, was a founding partner of Atlanta-based law firm Ford & Harrison LLP, where he is leaving to join Delta. The position at Delta had been vacant.

In addition to providing labor counsel to Fortune 500 companies for 25 years, Campbell’s career also includes a stint in a similar capacity at Continental Airlines where, for six of his eight years there, Fortune Magazine selected the company among the “100 Best Places to Work.”

“Our people are our greatest asset, and in order for Delta to be the airline most preferred by customers for its service, we first must be the place Delta people most want to work. Mike’s experience is unparalleled in promoting an inclusive, diverse and respectful culture where employees across all workgroups, together with management, are engaged and collaborating in initiatives that are rewarding for both the company and its people. As we work together to build a Delta that matches our vision, Mike’s win-win, results-oriented approach will benefit us all. He’s a great addition to our seasoned management team,” said Gerald Grinstein, Delta’s chief executive officer.

“As an Atlanta resident with a career largely centered around aviation employment and labor matters, I have long-admired Delta and its people – the company’s hallmark. Delta people have demonstrated both grit and grace in this toughest of industries struggling in these most challenging of times. This is a company on the move – in no small part due to the extraordinary work and professionalism of its people – and I’m honored to be joining them. I look forward to contributing to what I am certain will be its very successful transformation,” said Campbell.

Campbell graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Richmond in 1971 and received his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1974. A member of the State Bar of Georgia, he is married and has five children.

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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