Delta Extends Introductory Fare Sale

Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) is extending the deadline to purchase special introductory round-trip fares ranging from $140 to $200 for Delta Connection flights serving Washington Reagan National Airport and eight new cities. Service begins Nov. 1, 2002 and introductory fares may be purchased through Oct. 11, 2002 for travel from Nov. 1, 2002 through Jan. 31, 2003, excluding certain holiday travel dates. Delta Connection carriers Atlantic Southeast Airlines and Comair will operate the service with Bombardier CRJ regional jets.

Round-trip sale fares are $144 for travel between Reagan National and Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; $140 for West Palm Beach, Fla.; $150 for Columbus, Ohio; $175 for Charleston, S.C.; and $200 for Huntsville, Ala. These sale fares require a Saturday night or other minimum stay, and 14-day advance purchase. See below for other important restrictions.

In addition, Delta Connection will add 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.

“These special fares highlight the significant increase in Delta Connection service 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., will have a convenient choice of 70 non-stop Delta, Delta Shuttle and Delta Connection flights to 14 domestic cities.”

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

Note:  All service is provided by Delta Connection Carriers Atlantic Southeast Airlines and Comair.