Delta Connects Customers in Atlanta and Fast-Growing Central Illinois

Delta Connection carrier ASA offers new non-stop service, special introductory fares between Atlanta, Bloomington, Ill.

ATLANTA, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) will link Atlanta and one of the most significant emerging travel gateways in the Midwest — Bloomington, Ill. Beginning Dec. 1, Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) will offer customers three daily, round-trip flights between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Central Illinois Regional Airport.

“It’s a privilege to add the ‘Twin Cities’ — Bloomington and Normal — to the growing list of communities we serve,” said Bob Cortelyou, Vice President – Network and Schedule Planning. “Delta’s service to Atlanta will offer Bloomington customers convenient access to more than 210 destinations worldwide.”

To encourage customers to check out its new service, Delta is offering special low introductory fares for travel between Dec. 1, 2005 and Feb. 14, 2006. Passengers should hurry to take advantage of these fares, as tickets must be purchased by Sept. 6, 2005.

Sample one-way introductory fares (based on a round-trip purchase) between Bloomington and …

Atlanta $119
Raleigh-Durham, N.C. $84
Washington (Reagan National) $89
Orlando, Fla. $99
Tampa, Fla. $104
Jacksonville, Fla. $104
West Palm Beach, Fla. $114
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. $114
Miami $114
Greensboro, N.C. $119
Fort Myers, Fla. $129

Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply. Fares shown are available only
for purchase on or from a travel agent. See below for more

ASA will operate the new service to Bloomington with the popular Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft. The 50-seat jet is known for its convenience, comfort and speed, and carries passengers in a two-by-two seating arrangement.

Delta’s new daily non-stop service between Atlanta and Bloomington effective Dec. 1:

Flight Departs Arrives
4634 Atlanta at 11:02 a.m. Bloomington at 11:45 a.m.
4656 Atlanta at 4:02 p.m. Bloomington at 4:45 p.m.
4657 Atlanta at 8:50 p.m. Bloomington at 9:36 p.m.
4633* Bloomington at 5:40 a.m. Atlanta at 8:29 a.m.
4634 Bloomington at 12:15 p.m. Atlanta at 3:04 p.m.
4656 Bloomington at 5:15 p.m. Atlanta at 8:07 p.m.

*Flight begins Dec. 2

Located in the heart of central Illinois, Bloomington is headquarters for several well-known corporations, including State Farm Insurance and Mitsubishi Motors North America. The region also is one of the nation’s most productive agricultural areas.

Delta Air Lines is the world’s second-largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, offering daily flights to 487 destinations in 88 countries on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. Delta’s marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem frequent flier miles on more than 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at

A portion of travel for some itineraries may be on the Delta Connection carriers: Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Chautauqua, Comair, Freedom Airlines, Shuttle America and SkyWest; codeshare partners Alaska Airlines, American Eagle, Continental Airlines, ExpressJet, Horizon Air, Mesaba, Northwest Airlines and Pinnacle Airlines; Song, Delta’s low-fare service.

Restrictions: Fares shown are available for purchase only on or from your travel agent. Tickets cost $5 more if purchased from Delta over the telephone or $10 more if purchased at an airport or city ticket office, and these amounts are nonrefundable. Travel agents may impose an additional service charge for ticketing. Tickets are non-transferable. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights or in all markets. Tickets: Tickets must be purchased at least 14 days prior to departure, but no later than September 6, 2005. See for online ticket purchase requirements and restrictions. Travel Period: Travel may begin on/after December 1, 2005 and must be completed by February 14, 2006. Blackout Dates: Travel is not permitted December 21/22/23/24/29/30/31, 2005 or January 1/2, 2006. Fare Validity: Fares are valid in the Economy (Coach) cabin on Delta/Delta Connection carriers, certain codeshare partners and Song flights only. Minimum Stay: One night. Maximum Stay: February 14, 2006. Cancellations/Refunds/Changes: Fares are nonrefundable. Delta may permit you to apply a portion of the fare value to future travel upon payment of applicable fees and fare difference, otherwise the ticket will have no value. Delta may allow you to cancel certain tickets until midnight of the day after purchase (or midnight of the departure date of the first flight, whichever comes first) without penalty if purchased at the time of reservation directly from Delta. Contact a Delta agent or visit for details. Taxes/Fees: Fares do not include a $3.20 Federal Excise Tax which will be imposed on each flight segment in the passenger’s ticketed itinerary. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. Fares do not include Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $18.00, depending on itinerary or September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 per round-trip. These taxes and fees are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is purchased. Miscellaneous: Fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

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