Delta Adds 23 New North American Routes In One Day

No matter where Delta Air Lines customers are flying in North America today, they are likely to be in close proximity to the introduction of a new Delta route. As the official launch date of the summer 2006 schedule, Delta today is adding service on 23 new routes across the United States and Canada, touching customers in 19 states and every major Delta hub.

"Delta is proud to be America's largest airline, offering more departures to more cities in the United States than any other carrier," said Bob Cortelyou, vice president - Network Planning. "As we restructure our network to better meet customers' needs for domestic and international travel, Delta customers can count on us to take them to more places at home and abroad than any other U.S. airline thanks to the reach and convenience of our increasingly global network."

Delta also will establish a unique place in the New York-LaGuardia market beginning Saturday when it introduces new Saturday-only transcontinental flights between New York-LaGuardia and Las Vegas and Los Angeles. With this service, Delta will be the only carrier to offer nonstop flights from LaGuardia to preferred transcontinental destinations, supplementing existing daily service from Delta's hub across Queens at New York-JFK. The new flights will be operated using 199-seat, all-Economy class Boeing 757 aircraft featuring the industry's leading in-flight entertainment system with live TV, movies and music available on demand in every seat.

With the June schedule, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers will serve more domestic destinations than any U.S. carrier and on June 29 will become the only U.S. airline to serve all 50 states with the introduction of new nonstop ASA service between Atlanta and Wilmington, Del.

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