CINCINNATI, April 15, 2003—Delta AirElite Business Jets is adding a Citation X aircraft as it continues to expand nationwide charter fleet capacity. The aircraft joins Delta AirElite through a charter management agreement and 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.
“The Citation X complements our fleet perfectly by offering customers another service option for superb comfort and operational performance as they travel,” said Michael B. Green, president and chief executive officer of Delta AirElite Business Jets. “This aircraft also enhances Delta AirElite’s West Coast presence and the convenience we can offer our customers.”
The Citation X is the world’s fastest business jet, cruising at up to 600 mph. With seating for eight passengers and a range of 3,300 miles, the Citation X can fly from Los Angeles to New York in less than four hours. The aircraft offers a spacious stand-up cabin with a full complement of cabin amenities for comfortable travel and a productive work environment.
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 customers around the globe. Delta AirElite offers Global Charter Services, Aircraft Management Services and its innovative Fleet Membership Program. 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 Global Charter Services, Aircraft Management Services or the Fleet Membership Program, please call 877-DAE-JETS (877-323-5387) or visit www.AirElite.com.