Delta AirElite Adds Citation X

22nd Jan 2004

Delta AirElite Business Jets has added a new Citation X business jet to
its operating certificate. The aircraft, which is based at the San Jose
(Calif.) International Airport, joins Delta AirElite`s fleet through a
charter management agreement.

With access to more than 400 business jets strategically positioned
throughout the United States, Delta AirElite continues to expand its
charter capability.

“We are adding aircraft through charter management agreements to meet the
ever-growing demand for air charter service,” said Michael B. Green,
president and chief executive officer of Delta AirElite Business Jets.
“Adding this Citation X on the West Coast offers our customers another
option to meet their travel needs and underscores our commitment to
service convenience.”

Charter management agreements allow Delta AirElite to increase aircraft
availability without large capital commitments and to offer on-demand
charter service on a broad base of high-quality, well-maintained 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 additional aircraft are also
support member travel for Delta AirElite`s innovative Fleet Membership

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 is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air
Lines , providing aircraft charter, aircraft management, and its
innovative Fleet Membership Program. Now in its 20th year serving business
aviation travelers, Delta AirElite is the only business jet operator owned
by a major U.S. airline. The company operates a diverse fleet of
Bombardier Challenger, Learjet, Gulfstream and Cessna Aircraft. For more
information, please call 877-DAE-JETS (877-323-5387) or visit




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