Delta AirElite Continues Charter Fleet Expansion, Adding a Citation X Aircraft

March 5, 2009

CINCINNATI , March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta AirElite Business Jets today announced the addition of a Citation X, further expanding its charter fleet. The aircraft is the world's fastest business jet, cruising at speeds up to 600 mph and offering a range of 3,300 miles.

"Delta AirElite offers a broad range of charter aircraft options to serve our customers varying needs and requests," said Curtis Kruger , Delta AirElite's Chief Operating Officer. "The addition of a Citation X to our fleet further demonstrates our commitment to provide our customers with access to the most popular and technologically advanced charter aircraft available."

The Citation X seats eight passengers and offers a spacious stand-up cabin with a full complement of amenities designed to provide passengers with a comfortable and productive travel experience.

Based at the DuPage County Airport (DPA) outside of Chicago , the Citation X joins the Delta AirElite fleet through an aircraft management agreement. Delta AirElite continues to expand its fleet through aircraft management agreements which provide high-quality and well-maintained jets for its broad base of customers. Aircraft management agreements are an attractive option for corporations and aircraft owners who want to lower aircraft ownership costs, generate revenue and enjoy unique benefits available only through Delta AirElite.

Delta AirElite was the first charter operator to add the luxurious Falcon 7X, the newest member of the Falcon Jet family, to its fleet. In addition, Delta AirElite is also one of the first charter operators to certify the ultra long-range Gulfstream G550 and the super mid-size Bombardier Challenger 300 for commercial charter service.

Delta AirElite Business Jets is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, providing aircraft charter, aircraft management and its innovative Fleet Membership program. Delta AirElite combines 25 years of experience serving business aviation travelers with the resources of the world's largest airline to provide a truly exceptional travel solution. The Company operates a diverse fleet of Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault, Gulfstream, and Hawker Beechcraft jets. Delta AirElite consistently receives awards for outstanding customer service and has continuously held the coveted ARG/US Platinum safety rating longer than any other operator in the world. More information is available by calling 877-DAE-JETS (877-323-5387) or by visiting

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