Chautauqua Airlines Wins Award

Delta Connection would like to congratulate Chautauqua Airlines for
receiving the 2004 Air Transport World (ATW) Regional Airline of the Year
award.
“The ATW award is a great honor, and Delta Connection is proud to have
Chautauqua as part of our portfolio of quality regional airlines,” said
Fred Buttrell, president and chief executive officer of Delta Connection,
Inc. “Chautauqua joined Delta Connection in November 2002, and has been a
valuable addition to the DCI family, allowing us to further expand our
geographic reach with a high quality product into key markets.”

The ATW award is based on exemplary service to customers, technology
innovation, superior safety record and development of new markets and
services. The award began in 1974, and has become one of the most coveted
and valued honors a company or a person in the airline industry can
receive.
Along with Chautauqua, other Delta Connection carriers have received the
ATW regional award. SkyWest Airlines received the award in 1987 and 2002.
Delta Air Lines wholly owned subsidiaries Comair received the award in
1990 and 2000, and Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) in 1986. Delta was
honored in 1998 as the ATW Airline of the Year.

“Operating more than 380 regional jets throughout North America with over
2,618 average daily departures to over 187 airports, Delta Connection is
proud to maintain an industry leading presence in the regional jet
market,” said Buttrell.

Chautauqua Airlines, headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., operates over
215 daily Delta Connection departures to 35 destinations.

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 380 regional jets throughout North America.

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