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Delta Begins Welcoming Song 757 Fleet into Mainline System to Create New, Long-Haul Domestic Product by Fall

Apr 05, 2006

CUSTOMERS WILL CONTINUE TO ENJOY CONVENIENT FLIGHT SCHEDULES AND NONSTOP SERVICE IN ALL MARKETS PREVIOUSLY SERVED BY SONG

SPECIAL LOW FARES INVITE CUSTOMERS TO FLY KEY ROUTES FROM BOSTON, LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK-JFK

Apr 5, 2006

ATLANTA, April 5, 2006 – Delta Air Lines is welcoming its fleet of 48 Song Boeing 757s back into the mainline domestic system as it reconfigures the aircraft’s interiors and exteriors for this fall’s launch of a new two-class, domestic long-haul product. During this transition period, Delta customers will continue to enjoy the convenient flight schedules and nonstop service in all markets previously served by Song with the combined Delta-Song fleet.

“This month, Song aircraft will begin transitioning back into the Delta mainline fleet as we prepare to unveil an innovative, new long-haul service that brings together the best of the Song and Delta brands, products and experiences,” said Joanne Smith, Delta’s vice president of Consumer Marketing and president of Song. “We want our customers to know that Delta will continue to serve every market previously served by Song.”

During the conversion period, which will last through November, Delta and Song-branded aircraft will continue to fly into and out of markets previously served by Song, including New York’s LaGuardia and JFK airports, Boston, Hartford, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Francisco, San Juan, Tampa, West Palm Beach and Aruba. In addition, Song-branded aircraft also will serve customers in Atlanta, Cancun, Jacksonville, Miami, Phoenix, Reno and San Jose, Calif.

To invite customers to fly on some of its most popular routes, Delta is offering special low fares for travel between April 19 and July 28, 2006. Tickets must be purchased by April 19.

Sample one-way sale airfares*, based on a roundtrip purchase

Between Boston and Fort Lauderdale $79
Between Boston and Tampa $79
Between New York-JFK and Orlando $79
Between New York-JFK and Tampa $79
Between New York-JFK and Fort Lauderdale $79
Between Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale $129
Between New York-JFK and Los Angeles $169
*Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply. Fares shown are available only for purchase on delta.com or from a travel agent. See below for more details.

As part of the reintegration of Song with Delta, Delta this summer will once again offer First Class service on many key business routes previously served with all coach class service via Song. For example, effective May 1, customers can choose First Class service on select transcontinental flights between New York-JFK, Boston and Hartford and the west coast cities of Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

“Another key learning from Song is that our business customers want the option of First Class – particularly on long-haul flights,” Smith said. “We are pleased to meet this need by reintroducing First Class service on many popular cross-country routes including New York to California and New York to Seattle, beginning May 1.”

This fall, Delta will officially unveil its new long-haul service, including a distinctive on-board experience that features two-class service with all-leather, all-comfortable seating; the industry’s leading in-flight entertainment system with live TV, movies and music available on-demand and video games; signature drink offerings; and designer uniforms. By 2008, approximately 100 Delta aircraft, including the 48 Song 757s, will feature Delta’s new, long-haul product, modeled after the airline’s popular Song product. Song’s ideas and innovations will continue to play a vital role in the refreshment and reinvigoration of the Delta product and experience. Since its launch in 2003, Song has successfully served as a test bed for new ideas and innovations adopted at Delta including zone boarding, faster aircraft turn times, new all-leather seats, designer uniforms, improved snack choices, simplified fare structure and upgraded online presence.

Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) is one of the world’s fastest growing international carriers with more than 50 new international routes added or announced in the last year. Delta offers daily flights to 503 destinations in 94 countries on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. In summer 2006, Delta plans to offer customers more destinations and departures between the U.S., Europe, India and Israel than any global airline*, including service on 11 new trans-Atlantic routes from its Atlanta and New York-JFK hubs. Delta also is a major carrier to Mexico, South and Central America and the Caribbean, with more than 35 routes announced, added or applied to serve since Jan. 1, 2005. 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. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.

*From the U.S., based on July 2006 OAG.

Restrictions: All Song flights are operated by Delta Air Lines. Fares shown are available for purchase only on delta.com 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 nontransferable. 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 April 19, 2006. See delta.com for online ticket purchase requirements and restrictions. Travel Period: Travel must be completed by July 28, 2006.Blackout Dates: April 20 and 22, 2006 and May 27 and 29, 2006 and June 29, and July 5, 6 and 8, 2006. Fare Validity: Fares are valid in the Economy (Coach) cabin only on nonstop Delta mainline flights. Fares do not apply for travel on Fridays and Sundays. Minimum Stay: None. Maximum Stay: Through July 28, 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 electronic 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 delta.com for details. Taxes/Fees: Fares do not include a $3.30 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, 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. Bonus SkyMiles: Earn 1,000 bonus miles for each round-trip ticket purchased at delta.com, after you fly. All SkyMiles program rules apply to bonus offer. To review the rules, please visit delta.com/skymiles. Miscellaneous: Fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. ©2006 Delta Air Lines, Inc.

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