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Delta Invites Ohio Customers to Go West


Low introductory fares encourage customers to fly new route between Columbus and Los Angeles

COLUMBUS, OHIO, Nov. 7, 2005 – Delta Air Lines’ customers in Columbus, Ohio, will find it easier to do business in one of the country’s largest business centers or escape to the sun and surf of Southern California when the airline introduces new nonstop flights between Columbus and Los Angeles, effective March 1, 2006. The new route responds to Columbus customers’ requests for increased service to the places they want to visit and do business.

“Columbus is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the Midwest and boasts a number of major corporate headquarters and offices, including Abercrombie and Fitch, American Honda Motors, The Limited, Nationwide, and Wendy’s,” said Bob Cortelyou, Delta’s vice president of Network Planning. “Connecting Columbus and the West Coast business and leisure center of Los Angeles is a perfect fit for our customers.”

“We are deeply appreciative of Delta’s continued investment in the Columbus market,” said Elaine Roberts, president and CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority. “Los Angeles is a key market for Central Ohio, and we are thrilled Delta has chosen to serve it.”

Delta is inviting customers to try the new route with special introductory fares that make the service an even better value. Between today and Nov. 22, customers can take advantage of fares between the two cities as low as $83 each way based on a round-trip purchase. Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply. Fares are available only for purchase on or from a travel agent. See below for further details.

Delta’s new non-stop service* between Columbus and Los Angeles, effective March 1, 2006.

Flight Departs Arrives
1451 Columbus at 6:10 p.m. Los Angeles at 8:06 p.m.
1454 Los Angeles at 11:30 p.m. Columbus at 6:32 a.m. (the following day)

*Service will not operate on Saturdays

Delta also started service between Columbus and Salt Lake City -- another popular Western destination and its largest hub west of the Mississippi – on Oct. 15 with two daily flights operated by Delta Connection carrier Shuttle America. These flights feature the newest addition to Delta’s fleet, the roomy 70-seat two-cabin Embraer 170 jet aircraft. At Salt Lake City, connecting passengers can take advantage of a multitude of daily departures to destinations throughout the Western U.S. as well as nonstop flights to Hawaii, Canada and Mexico.

Delta’s new service to Los Angeles will be operated with the popular Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

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Restrictions: Fares shown are available for purchase only on 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 Nov. 22, 2005. See for online ticket purchase requirements and restrictions. Travel Period: Travel may begin on or after March 1, 2006 and must be completed by April 6, 2006. Blackout Dates: Travel not permitted from Columbus, Ohio on March 16-18, 2006. Travel not permitted from Los Angeles, California on March 25 or 26, 2006. Fare Validity: Fares are valid in the Economy (Coach) cabin only on Delta mainline flights Sunday through Friday. Minimum Stay: 1 Night. Maximum Stay: April 6, 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 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 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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