Delta Shuttle Welcomes Children of Chernobyl to the United States

BOSTON, June 27, 2002—Delta Shuttle today will carry approximately 125 Russian children from New York to Boston in support of the Chernobyl Children Project USA.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Delta Shuttle will transport the eight to 15-year old children, their physicians and translators from New York to Boston for a four-week stay with local “host” families. During their visit, the kids will receive free medical treatment for their radiation-related illnesses and participate in fun activities sponsored by area clubs and organizations.

“Delta Shuttle is proud to help make a difference in the lives of these children,” said Maureen Brady, managing director - Delta Shuttle and Delta Express. “Each year we are delighted to return them to the caring environment the Boston community provides.”

Delta Shuttle will fly the children and their chaperones back to New York on July 25, 2002.
The Chernobyl Children Project USA, Inc. is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization that provides respite and relief to the children affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986. Now in its eighth year, the Chernobyl Children Project, USA has brought over 900 children to Boston with medical attention provided by the New England Medical Center - The Floating Hospital for Children. For more information about the Chernobyl Children Project, USA, visit ccpusa.org.

With all-leather seats and an industry-leading 36 inches of legroom and six inches of recline on 737-800s, Delta Shuttle offers 17 nonstop, hourly departures between New York-LaGuardia and Boston-Logan International or Washington-Reagan National Monday through Friday and 14 nonstop, hourly departures on the weekend - each with guaranteed seating for all passengers arriving at the gate at least three minutes prior to departure. If a scheduled flight is full, Delta Shuttle will either roll out another aircraft within 15 minutes or award the passenger a free Delta Shuttle ticket, pending air traffic control and weather. Reservations are not required. Delta SkyMiles members earn mileage by flying Delta, the Delta Connection carriers, Delta Express, Delta Shuttle and Delta`s airline partners.

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