Delta Connection Marks 20 Years of Serving Knoxville

PRNewswire-FirstCall KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Oct. 16 :
Delta Connection today celebrates 20 years of serving the Knoxville
community with convenient scheduled air service to Delta Air Lines` hubs.

Delta Connection carrier Comair initiated service in 1983 from Knoxville
to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, home to Delta`s
second largest hub. Today, Delta and Delta Connection carriers Atlantic
Southeast Airlines and Comair offer Knoxville-area customers non-stop
service to four destinations, including Delta`s three largest hubs in
Atlanta, Cincinnati and Dallas-Fort Worth. Delta Connection also offers
non-stop jet service to New York`s LaGuardia Airport.

“Our goal is to allow our customers to enjoy the convenience of frequent
flights and a seamless travel experience whether they are traveling on
Delta or Delta Connection,” said Fred Buttrell, president and chief
executive officer, Delta Connection, Inc. “Delta and Delta Connection look
forward to building on the positive working relationship we have with the
McGhee Tyson Airport and our Knoxville-area customers.”

The presence of Delta and Delta Connection in Knoxville during the last
two decades has played an important part in the community`s efforts to
provide an attractive, convenient location for business. In addition, more
than 30 Knoxville area residents are employed by Delta Connection carrier
Comair at McGhee Tyson Airport.

“Delta Connection and Comair`s commitment to our airport has played a
significant role in the type of air service we have provided our
passengers over the past two decades,” said Kirk Huddleston, chairman of
the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority Board of Commissioners.
“Their long-term investment in our community has created jobs and
opportunities that we greatly appreciate and we hope that our time-tested
relationship continues to prosper in the years to come.”


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 350 regional jets throughout North America. For
more information, please contact Delta Reservations, 1-800-221-1212, or
visit .