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Delta AirElite Adds Two Aircraft to Charter Fleet

Delta AirElite Business
Jets is enhancing its ability to respond to continued growth in charter
and membership customers by adding a Learjet 31A and a Hawker 700A to its
operating certificate. The Learjet 31A is based at the Cincinnati/Northern
Kentucky International Airport and the Hawker 700A at the Lunken Airport
in Cincinnati. Both aircraft will be operated under Delta AirElite’s FAR
Part 135 operating certificate. “We are experiencing increased demand due to the growth of our Fleet
Charter and Fleet Membership programs,” said Michael B. Green, president
and chief executive officer of Delta AirElite Business Jets. “The addition
of the Hawker brings a new aircraft type to our charter certificate,
enabling us to offer one of the most diverse fleets of business jets in
the industry. Adding another Lear 31A gives us additional capacity with an
aircraft that is very popular with our customers.”

With access to more than 400 business jets strategically positioned
throughout the United States, Delta AirElite has undertaken an aggressive
initiative to strategically increase its fleet size. A key component of
this initiative is charter management agreements. These agreements 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 seven-passenger Learjet 31A is one of the fastest jets in its class,
with speeds up to 533 mph and a range of 1,400 miles. The Hawker 700A
features a spacious stand-up cabin with comfortable seating for eight
passengers, a maximum cruse speed of 495 mph and a range of 2,500 miles.