Delta AirElite Adds Aircraft

CINCINNATI, March 5, 2003—Delta AirElite Business Jets is adding a Gulfstream IV-SP aircraft as it continues to expand its nationwide charter fleet capacity. The aircraft, which is joining the Delta AirElite fleet through a charter management agreement, is based at the San Jose International Airport in San Jose, Calif.

With charter availability on more than 275 business jets strategically positioned throughout the United States, Delta AirElite is adding aircraft through charter management agreements to help meet growing demand for exclusive charter service. The additional aircraft are also used to support member travel for the Delta AirElite Fleet Membership program. Charter management agreements allow Delta AirElite to increase aircraft availability without large capital commitments and to offer on-demand charter service with a broad base of high-quality corporate jets. The agreements also enable Delta AirElite to offer an attractive option for corporations and aircraft owners who want to lower aircraft ownership costs by having their corporate jets certified for Delta AirElite’s commercial charter operations.

“Adding another Gulfstream IV-SP allows us to increase service options for charter customers who prefer late-model, large-cabin business jets,” said Michael B. Green, president and chief executive officer of Delta AirElite Business Jets. “The performance and amenities of this aircraft offer customers the ability to work or rest while they travel to another state or to another country.”

The Gulfstream IV-SP is one of the most popular long-range business jets in the aviation industry. The aircraft seats 14 passengers and has an intercontinental range of 4,900 miles at 530 mph. The aircraft is designed to maximize passenger comfort and provide a productive work environment while offering luxurious amenities.

Delta AirElite Business Jets, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), has more than 18 years of experience in offering superior levels of service and convenience to corporate jet charter customers and aircraft management clients. As part of Delta’s corporate structure, Delta AirElite Business Jets is able to leverage the buying power and expertise of a global leader in air transportation and customer service products.


Delta AirElite Business Jets is focused on safety, security, professionalism and exceptional customer service. Delta AirElite offers a diverse fleet of Bombardier Challenger, Learjet, Gulfstream and Cessna aircraft. For more information about Delta AirElite’s Fleet Membership program, worldwide charter operations or aircraft management services, please call 877-DAE-JETS (877-323-5387) or visit