Delta Responds to Japan Airlines Announcement Regarding Alliance Partnership

TOKYO, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today issued the following response Japan Airlines' (JAL) alliance decision.

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"Delta is well positioned as the No. 1 carrier between the U.S. and Asia. Customers can continue to count on Delta for unmatched access to Japan, with nonstop service between 10 U.S. destinations and Tokyo. With recently announced plans to invest $1 billion in our product, Delta remains committed to providing a leading option for travel across the Pacific. Delta's competitive Pacific presence, along with our trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France/KLM and leading position in global markets, will continue to allow Delta and our SkyTeam partners to meet demand worldwide."

SOURCE Delta Air Lines

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