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Delta Gives Customers More Seat Choices and Flight Options on Popular Northeast Routes


Delta Shuttle introduces larger MD-88 aircraft flying Washington-New York-Boston routes, Delta Connection adds flights in New York JFK-Boston market

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2005 – Delta Shuttle customers flying between New York LaGuardia, Boston Logan International and Washington Reagan National airports now can choose from more seats than any other shuttle product in popular Northeast business markets with the introduction of nine MD-88 aircraft. Additionally, Delta Connection carrier Comair is now offering customers more flights linking New York John F. Kennedy International Airport and Boston Logan’s Airport Terminal A with bi-hourly service. The Big Apple to Beantown connection will offer customers over 40 daily flights with 2,500 seats.

“We’re expanding the number of seats we offer and the number of flight options in popular Northeast business markets because our customers want more Delta options,” said Paul Matsen, Delta’s Chief Marketing Officer. “New York City represents a cornerstone in Delta’s Northeast service, and we’re continually reviewing ways to improve our product offering there to make Delta the customers choice for air travel.”

Today, the Delta Shuttle MD-88s will fly in a 142-seat, two-class configuration replacing the 120 seats offered on the Boeing 737. The Delta Shuttle MD-88s will promptly be re-configured into more spacious, one-class cabins with 134 seats featuring Delta’s new comfortable cabin interior design of brighter interiors and new, stylish leather seats.

Delta Shuttle customers enjoy convenient services, including:

62 total flights from early morning to late evening on non-holiday weekdays;
rear-aircraft deplaning for quick access to ground transportation;
complimentary on-board snacks, wine and beer;
open seating; and
complimentary newspapers and magazines.
Additionally, Delta’s bi-hourly Delta Connection carrier service between JFK and Boston’s Logan Airport offers customers added choice when traveling between The Big Apple and Beantown. Customers traveling to/from Boston will experience:

Delta’s new Boston Terminal A with easiest entry/exit from local freeways
Seven-minute travel time between downtown Boston and Terminal A
26 daily connecting opportunities from JFK to Caribbean, European and Latin American destinations on Delta and Delta’s worldwide partners
Delta Connection flights offering a selection of beverage and light snacks
New state-of-the-art Canadair Regional Jets, where there is never a middle seat
Additionally, Delta recently announced that Delta Connection carrier Comair will begin frequent service between Boston and Baltimore-Washington International Airport starting Dec. 1.

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

A portion of travel for some itineraries may be on the Delta Connection carrier Comair.


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