Real-Time Flight Info from Delta

ATLANTA, Dec. 19, 2002 - Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) has added new Gate Information Display Screens (GIDS) at Tampa International Airport in Florida to help customers stay informed. The information screens, the most advanced in the industry, provide customers with real-time, flight-specific information at every gate in Tampa.

Delta’s GIDS provide customers with information they need and want, including flight status seating configuration, standby and upgrade status, and weather conditions in their destination city—even, before they ask. Customers now have access to GIDS technology in 16 stations in Delta’s domestic system, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Jacksonville, Fla.; Los Angeles; New York (Kennedy and LaGuardia); Orlando, Fla.; Salt Lake City; San Francisco; Tampa, Fla.; and Washington, D.C. (Reagan). They are also located in the Shuttle operations in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C.

“This technology was created specifically with our customers in mind. It is designed to keep customers informed by answering frequently-asked questions about their flight while reducing time spent in lines,” said Rich Cordell, senior vice-president, Delta Airport Customer Service. “GIDS are just one of the many enhancements we’re making to improve the travel experience, and I’m pleased that Tampa customers will now be able to take advantage of this helpful resource.”

Delta also offers 12 self-service check-in kiosks in Tampa enabling customers to check-in quickly for their flight, while avoiding lines. Customers can also enjoy Delta’s expanded 7800 square foot Crown Room Club in the new Airside E terminal.

Delta Air Lines, the world’s second largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, offers 5,910 flights each day to 437 destinations in 78 countries on Delta, Delta Express, Delta Shuttle, Delta Connection and Delta’s worldwide partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. For more information, please go to