Delta Connection to Add New 70-Seat Jet Services

CINCINNATI, Nov. 22, 2002—Delta Connection will offer customers the convenience of expanded service capacity with new and larger jets between Delta’s (NYSE:DAL) Cincinnati hub and four cities in January 2003. Beginning Jan. 28, Delta Connection carrier Comair will use the 70-seat CRJ700 jet to operate one daily, round-trip flight between Cincinnati and Baltimore, Indianapolis and Oklahoma City, and a second CRJ700 roundtrip flight to Sarasota, Fla.
Flights using the 70-seat jet replace existing service with 50-seat jets, providing customers with more seats in each market. Delta (NYSE: DAL) and Delta Connection offer a total of five round-trip flights between Cincinnati and Baltimore, eight to Indianapolis, four to Oklahoma City and three to Sarasota, Fla.

“The additional seating capacity of the CRJ700 allows Delta Connection to meet the service needs of communities where customer demand is growing,” said Fred Buttrell, president and chief executive officer of Delta Connection Inc. “We can increase comfort and convenience for our customers with these larger aircraft.”
Passengers familiar with the 40- and 50-seat CRJs will notice increased comfort in the CRJ700 cabin. The floor has been lowered to increase head and shoulder room; the windows have been raised almost five inches for easier outside viewing; and the overhead bins have been redesigned to provide a wider, more spacious aisle. Additionally, all Delta Connection CRJ700s feature all-leather interiors and a comfortable two-by-two seating arrangement with no middle seats.
Delta Connection carriers include Delta’s 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 270 regional jets throughout North America. For more information, please contact Delta Reservations, 1-800-221-1212, or visit