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Delta Connection Increases Jet Service at Gulfport

Delta Connection’s
winter schedule at Gulfport/Biloxi, Miss., will offer customers the
comfort and convenience of all-jet service between the Mississippi Gulf
Coast and Atlanta with seven daily round-trip flights, beginning Dec. 1,
2004. Three new regional jet flights, operated by Delta Connection carrier
Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA), will replace service currently operated
with ATR-72 turboprop aircraft. Additionally, Delta Connection this fall will upgrade its four existing
50-passenger regional jet flights at Gulfport/Biloxi with 70-seat
Bombardier CRJ700s. Two daily round-trip flights will be upgraded on Sept.
1, 2004; a third round-trip flight will be upgraded on Oct. 1, 2004, and
the fourth on Nov. 1, 2004.

With the winter schedule, Delta Connection will offer Gulfport/Biloxi
customers an additional 36 daily seats.

“Delta Connection continues to respond to Mississippi customers’ requests
for increased jet service,” said Fred Buttrell, president and CEO, Delta
Connection, Inc. “Delta’s extensive schedule offers more choices than any
other airline.”

Said Gulfport/Biloxi Airport Authority Chairman Ron Werby, “Delta
Connection’s upgrade in service and seat availability at Gulfport/Biloxi
will be a tremendous boost to our business and leisure travelers. We are
pleased that Delta continues to respond to our community’s requests for
frequent, reliable service to the Atlanta hub.”

Beginning Dec. 1, Delta and Delta Connection will offer daily, all-jet
service from four Mississippi airports—Columbus/Starkville/West Point
(Golden Triangle), Gulfport/Biloxi, Jackson and Meridian.


Known for its convenience, comfort and speed, the CRJ carries passengers
in a two-by-two seating arrangement; every seat is an aisle or window,
with no middle seats. The plane can cruise at a speed of 530 mph at
altitudes as high as 41,000 feet and is recognized as the quietest
commercial jet aircraft in the world.