Delta Upgrades Routes for East Coast Service

Delta Air Lines  is continuing to focus on enhancing flight schedules in key business markets this fall, with added service planned between 21 cities and Washington, D.C. or New York.

The schedule enhancements do not affect Delta's previously announced capacity guidance for 2010 and 2011.

Fall schedule highlights include:

*    Increased service at Washington-Reagan National Airport, with new or increased service to nine cities beginning October 31.
*    Enhanced domestic and international service at LaGuardia and JFK airports in New York, with new or expanded service to 12 cities beginning September 7.

Washington, D.C.

On October 31, Delta will launch new nonstop service from Reagan National Airport to Hartford, CT.; Columbus, OH; Jacksonville, Orlando, Miami, and Tampa in Florida.; and St. Louis, for a total of 21 new daily nonstop flights to Reagan National.

In addition, Delta's existing service from Reagan National to Boston will be expanded with five additional daily frequencies for a schedule of 12 flights each day, while Delta's service to Indianapolis will be expanded from two to three daily flights.

As part of the schedule realignment, Delta will be discontinuing service between Reagan National and Huntsville, AL.

When the schedule upgrade is complete, Delta will serve 22 cities nonstop from Reagan National, compared with 16 in the fall of 2009.

These flights will be available for sale to customers via delta.com and other ticketing channels beginning Saturday, July 31.

New York

As previously announced, Delta this fall is continuing its expansion at New York's LaGuardia and JFK Airports as part of its efforts to grow in the nation's most competitive travel market. Beginning September 7, Delta will offer new or expanded domestic service from New York to Nashville, TN.; St. Louis; Norfolk and Richmond, VA; Kansas City; San Antonio; Cleveland; Charlotte, N.C.; Orange County, CA; Baltimore; Montreal and Toronto. Routes will be operated from either LaGuardia or JFK airports.

Delta also recently launched an expansion of its Delta Shuttle business product with new service between New York-LaGuardia and Chicago O'Hare.

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