Delta Connection to Begin Jet Service Between Cincinnati and Atlantic City, N.J.

CINCINNATI, May 22, 2002—Delta Connection will offer customers daily jet service between Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE:DAL) hub in Cincinnati and Atlantic City, N.J., beginning Oct. 1, 2002 and available for sale beginning May 30. The flights will provide easy access to Atlantic City’s expanding hotel and convention facilities as well as other attractions. Delta Connection carrier Comair will operate three nonstop, round-trip flights daily between Cincinnati and Atlantic City using the Canadair regional jet (CRJ).

The new Delta Connection flights will be the only jet service between Atlantic City and a major airline hub, giving customers in the South Jersey region an easy alternative to driving to Philadelphia or Newark, N.J.

Customers traveling to Delta’s hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport have a convenient choice of more than 520 daily flights to 115 domestic and international destinations.

“Linking Atlantic City International Airport to Delta’s second largest hub in Cincinnati will give customers in the South Jersey region the convenience of a wide selection of domestic and international flights from one of the nation’s most customer-friendly airports,” said Fred Buttrell, president and chief executive officer, Delta Connection, Inc. “This includes access to other Delta hubs in Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Salt Lake City.”

The new Atlantic City-Cincinnati service was announced today in Atlantic City by New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey during an address on transportation issues affecting the South Jersey region.


“The new air service will bolster the New Jersey economy by strengthening Atlantic City and the casino industry,” McGreevey said. “This will complement a series of initiatives we are undertaking to invigorate the region and our state.”

Known for its convenience, comfort and speed, the CRJ carries passengers in a two-by-two seating arrangement; every seat is an aisle or window, with no middle seats. The plane can cruise at a speed of 530 mph at altitudes as high as 41,000 feet and is recognized as the quietest commercial jet aircraft in the world.

Delta Connection includes wholly owned subsidiaries Atlantic Southeast Airlines and Comair, additional regional carriers ACA and SkyWest Airlines, and codeshare partner American Eagle. Delta Connection carriers operate more than 230 regional jets throughout North America. For more information, please visit