Delta Connection to Begin Jet Service Between Chicago O`Hare and Dallas/Fort Worth

DALLAS/FORT WORTH, July 18, 2002—Delta Connection will offer customers nonstop jet service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport starting Sept. 1. Delta Connection carrier Comair will operate five daily round-trip flights between the cities using Canadair regional jets (CRJ).
“The new service will give Delta customers traveling through Dallas/Fort Worth convenient access to Chicago, the largest business and industrial center in the Midwest,” said Fred Buttrell, president and chief executive officer of Delta Connection, Inc. “Chicago customers will have one-stop access to the wide range of destinations available through our Dallas/Fort Worth hub.”
Travelers at Delta’s hub in Dallas/Fort Worth have access to more than 210 daily flights on Delta (NYSE:DAL) or Delta Connection to more than 60 cities. This includes popular destinations throughout the West and Southwest.
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 Atlantic Coast Airlines, SkyWest Airlines and Chautauqua Airlines, and codeshare partner American Eagle. Delta Connection carriers operate more than 250 regional jets throughout North America. For more information, please visit