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Delta AirElite Adds Challenger 300

Delta AirElite Business
now offers customers the superior comfort and performance of the
Bombardier Challenger 300 business jet. Delta AirElite has added the Salt
Lake City-based aircraft to its operating certificate through a charter
management agreement. Delta AirElite(R) is one of the first U.S. charter
operators to offer customers the Challenger 300 as a travel option. “The Challenger 300 offers an extremely comfortable and spacious cabin
with true coast-to-coast range,” said Michael B. Green, president and
chief executive officer of Delta AirElite Business Jets. “This addition
enhances our ability to offer customers one of the most diverse business
jet fleets in the industry.”

The Challenger 300 is the newest and most technically advanced super mid-
size jet in production. Seating up to nine passengers, the aircraft has
been designed to maximize passenger comfort and provide a productive work
environment while offering luxurious amenities normally only found on much
larger aircraft. Equipped with the most advanced safety systems, the
aircraft offers a range of 3,500 statute miles at a speed of 540 mph.

With access to more than 400 business jets positioned throughout the
United States, Delta AirElite is strategically increasing its fleet size
through charter management agreements. These 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 are also 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
also support member travel for Delta AirElite’s innovative Fleet
Membership program.

“As we continue to experience increased demand in charter activity and our
Fleet Membership programs, we are committed to offering customers the
latest aircraft models and the highest levels of customized service,”
Green said.