Delta Express and Cartoon Network Celebrate “The Powerpuff Girls Movie”

ORLANDO, June 25, 2002—Delta Express, Delta’s low-fare carrier, and Cartoon Network today unveiled a redesigned Powerpuff Girls aircraft for customers, movie fans and children from the Orange County Parks & Recreation department’s “Klub Kid” summer camp program. The Boeing 737-200 aircraft will be used to promote the July 3 release of the first Powerpuff Girls feature length movie titled, “The Powerpuff Girls Movie.”

As part of the celebration, the Powerpuff Girls will greet the “Klub Kid” participants at Delta Express Gate 91 in Orlando International Airport. Delta Express will fly the children on a brief tour of the Orlando area aboard “The Powerpuff Girls Movie” aircraft. Special Powerpuff Girls-themed activities and gifts will be provided during the flight.

“As Florida’s airline, Delta Express is delighted to unveil this unique aircraft to the Orlando community,” said Maureen Brady, managing director - Delta Express and Delta Shuttle. “This is the only way customers and cartoon fans alike can actually fly with Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup.”

Customers traveling on board Delta Express’ “The Powerpuff Girls Movie” aircraft now through July 1 will receive promotional giveaways from the Cartoon Network, including a set of temporary tattoos and activity sheets. Additionally, the Airport Network, featured throughout many Delta Express concourses, will showcase behind-the-scenes footage from the making of “The Powerpuff Girls Movie,” as well as the film’s trailer.

“This fun summer promotion is a great way to let Delta Express passengers share in the excitement around ‘The Powerpuff Girls Movie’,” said Dennis Adamovich, vice president of Consumer Marketing for Cartoon Network. “We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Delta Express.”

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“The Powerpuff Girls Movie” follows the adventures of three super-powered sisters - Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup - who frequently ask to be excused from school so they can save the world. Based on the popular Cartoon Network series, “The Powerpuff Girls Movie” tells the story of how the sisters were created by Professor Utonium who has to teach them the awesome responsibility that goes along
with having superpowers. Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup must join forces to save their home of Townsville from falling into the clutches of mutant monkey, Mojo Jojo.

The Delta Express Powerpuff Girls aircraft features a movie-themed design on the interior and exterior of the plane. The B737-200 was originally painted with the Powerpuff Girls livery in July 2000, and marked the first time Delta Express featured another brand on its aircraft.

Cartoon Network, currently seen in 81.1 million U.S. homes and 145 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.‘s 24-hour, ad-supported cable service offering the best in animated entertainment. Drawing from the world’s largest cartoon library, Cartoon Network also showcases unique original ventures such as The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Ed, Edd n Eddy and other Cartoon Cartoons. Since its launch in 1992, Cartoon Network has remained one of ad-supported cable’s highest-rated networks. Cartoon Network’s Web site is located at http://CartoonNetwork.com (AOL Keyword: Cartoon Network).

Delta Express is the ticket for low fares to Florida. Customers can choose a reserved seat at a great low price by calling 866-2FLY-DLX or by visiting Delta Express online at flydlx.com or delta.com. Customers get the benefit of flying nonstop while earning miles in Delta’s SkyMiles program. To enroll in the SkyMiles program, visit delta.com.

A picture of the newly designed Delta Express Powerpuff Girls aircraft can be located on flydlx.com.
 
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