Delta Connection & Atlantic City Jet Service

CINCINNATI, Aug. 28, 2002—Delta Connection is offering customers special fares to celebrate the launch of daily jet service between Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE:DAL) hub in Cincinnati and Atlantic City, N.J., beginning Oct. 1, 2002. The fares, which range from $175 to $300 roundtrip, are available between Atlantic City and 150 markets in the Delta network.


Special fares are for travel between Oct. 1, 2002 and Jan. 31, 2003, excluding certain holiday travel dates. Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 20, 2002. See below for other important restrictions.


Delta Connection carrier Comair will operate three nonstop, round-trip flights daily between Cincinnati and Atlantic City using the Bombardier CRJ regional jet. 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.


In addition, SkyMiles members will receive double bonus miles for travel on qualifying Delta Connection flights between Cincinnati and Atlantic City from Oct. 1, 2002 through Dec. 31, 2002.


SkyMiles customers traveling between Cincinnati and Atlantic City can earn 2,000 miles for round-trip travel between the two cities—double the normal mileage credit. In addition to the bonus miles, customers can earn a SkyMiles bonus of 1,000 miles for each round trip or 500 miles each way for each ticket purchased at delta.com. Except as otherwise indicated, all Delta SkyMiles program rules and conditions apply.

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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.”


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, Chautauqua Airlines and SkyWest Airlines, and codeshare partner American Eagle in California. Delta Connection carriers operate more than 250 regional jets throughout North America. For more information, please visit delta.com.


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