Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines honored its
ninth-millionth customer of 2003 in ceremonies today at the Chattanooga
Metropolitan Airport in Chattanooga, Tenn. Larry G. Stone, a frequent ASA
flyer and resident of Hixson, Tenn., represented the record-setting
milestone as he arrived to board ASA flight 4233 to Atlanta.
In honor of the event, Stone received 10,000 miles in the Delta
SkyMiles(R) program, two complimentary round-trip tickets on Delta , a
three-night vacation rental at Florida`s Emerald Coast, a three-day car
rental from National Car Rental, two tickets to the Tennessee Aquarium and
IMAX Theater, and two passes to Delta`s Crown Room Club. As part of the
celebration, all passengers on flight 4233 received commemorative cards
and gift bags for their patronage on ASA`s historic flight.
“Achieving this boarding milestone is a testament of the dedication of our
team members,” said Bryan LaBrecque, ASA`s senior vice president—Ground
Operations. “It is because of their commitment that we have accomplished a
steady growth pattern every year since the start of the airline. We also
would like to thank our customers for choosing to fly Delta and Delta
Connection.” Since its founding in 1979, ASA has continued to post record
year-over-year growth. In 2003 alone, ASA`s passenger count is up by more
than 10 percent.
ASA operates more than 800 flights each day to 100 airports in 28 states,
the District of Columbia, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1979, ASA has
operated as a Delta Connection carrier since 1984 and carried nearly 6.6
million passengers during calendar year 2001. The airline operates a fleet
of 127 aircraft and employs more than 5,500 aviation professionals across
its route system. For more information, visit flyasa.com or delta.com .
Delta Connection includes 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 380 regional jets throughout North America. For more information,
please visit delta.com .