Delta Connection Expands Washington Service

Delta Connection will offer customers expanded service at Washington Reagan National Airport beginning Nov. 1, 2002, with 20 daily non-stop flights serving eight new cities and New York (JFK), Atlanta and Cincinnati. New service will include Charleston, S.C.; Columbus, Ohio; Huntsville, Ala.; and the Florida cities of Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

Delta (NYSE:DAL) is offering special introductory round-trip fares ranging from $140 to $200 for flights between Washington Reagan and the eight new cities for travel from Nov. 1, 2002 through Jan. 31, 2003, excluding certain holiday travel dates. Round-trip sale fares are $144 between Reagan National and Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale; $140 for West Palm Beach; $150 for Columbus; $175 for Charleston; and $200 for Huntsville. These sale fares require a Saturday night stay and 14-day advance purchase. Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 29, 2002. See below for other important restrictions.

“This new service will increase Delta Connection service significantly at Reagan National, with a total of 31 daily flights,” said Fred Buttrell, president and chief executive officer of Delta Connection, Inc. “Customers going to and from Washington, D.C., soon will have a convenient choice of 70 non-stop Delta, Delta Shuttle and Delta Connection flights to 14 domestic cities.”

Delta Connection carriers Atlantic Southeast Airlines and Comair will operate the service with Bombardier CRJ regional jets. The increased service will include three additional round-trip flights between Reagan National and Atlanta, one additional round-trip flight between Reagan National and Cincinnati, and one additional round-trip flight between Reagan National and JFK.

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 Delta Air Lines’ 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