Delta File to Fly Washington Nonstop

Delta Air Lines and Delta Connection carrier Comair have filed
applications with the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to
obtain slots to operate nonstop flights between Ronald Reagan Washington
National Airport (DCA) and the cities of Jackson, Miss., Lexington, Ky.,
and Salt Lake City. The slots permitting new nonstop services from DCA
were created as part of aviation legislation enacted by Congress in
November to fund federal programs to operate and expand the national
aviation system.

In its application, Delta said it would operate one additional daily
flight to Salt Lake City with a 148-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Delta
said an additional flight to Salt Lake City would give customers
throughout the West more service options for travel to DCA, and its new
flight would complement the one it currently offers.

Delta Connection carrier Comair said in its application it would operate
one daily roundtrip flight each to Jackson, Miss., and Lexington, Ky.,
using Bombardier CRJ regional jet aircraft. Comair points out that Jackson
and Lexington are each important airports that currently lack nonstop
service to DCA, and that both communities could readily support nonstop
regional jet flights. Comair`s request for permission to provide Lexington
service renews a request it previously filed with the DOT last March.

The Delta and Comair services would further Congress` goal to improve
service for small communities that have felt the pinch of reductions in
airline service due to economic challenges. Delta and Delta Connection
carriers operate the largest fleet of regional jets in the country, and
provide an extensive network of service to small and medium-sized
communities throughout the United States.

Delta Air Lines, the world`s second largest airline in terms of passengers
carried and the leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, offers 7,318
flights each day to 487 destinations in 82 countries on Delta, Song, 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.


Cincinnati-based Delta Connection carrier Comair operates 1,050 flights a
day to more than 115 cities in the United States, Canada and the Bahamas
with an all-jet fleet of Bombardier CRJ regional jets. 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 300
regional jets throughout North America. For more information, please visit