Delta Boosts Flights between the Peach State and the Prairie State

Delta Connection carrier offers customers new non-stop service between Atlanta, Moline, Ill.

Special introductory fare available for new flights

ATLANTA, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ — This fall Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) will open another North-South gateway with new service between Georgia and the Land of Lincoln. On Oct. 1, 2005, Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) will begin three daily non-stop flights between Atlanta and Quad City International Airport in Moline, Ill.

To encourage customers to check out the new service, Delta is offering special low introductory fares for travel between Oct. 1 and Dec. 15, 2005. Customers should hurry, though, because tickets must be purchased by Aug. 31, 2005.

“Delta will be offering our customers convenient nonstop service between Atlanta — Delta’s largest hub and the world’s busiest airport — and the historic Quad Cities area,” said Doug Blissit, vice president-Network Analysis. “With these new flights, Delta will operate 26 daily departures from Atlanta to 5 destinations in Illinois and Iowa.”

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

Atlanta $64
Huntsville, Ala. $74
Orlando, Fla. $84
Columbia, S.C. $89
Raleigh-Durham, N.C. $89
Charleston, S.C. $94
Ft. Myers, Fla. $94
Los Angeles $109
Las Vegas $124
San Francisco $134

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

ASA will operate the new Atlanta-Moline service with Bombardier’s 50-seat CRJ 200 aircraft.

The Quad Cities – comprised of Moline/East Moline and Rock Island, Ill., and Bettendorf and Davenport, Iowa – straddle the Mississippi River in northwest Illinois and eastern Iowa. Moline is home to the corporate headquarters of Deere & Co., parent company of John Deere equipment manufacturers. The region also offers visitors a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities, including riverboat casinos on the Mississippi.

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

Flight Departs Arrives
4545 Atlanta at 10:47 a.m. Moline at 11:37 a.m.
4556 Atlanta at 3:55 p.m. Moline at 4:45 p.m.
4579 Atlanta at 8:55 p.m. Moline at 9:47 p.m.
4535* Moline at 5:40 a.m. Atlanta at 8:42 a.m.
4545 Moline at 12:07 p.m. Atlanta at 3:10 p.m.
4556 Moline at 5:15 p.m. Atlanta at 8:21 p.m.

*Flight begins Oct. 2

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 may be provided by the Delta Connection carriers: Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Chautauqua, Comair, SkyWest, codeshare partner American Eagle, or 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: Fares shown are one-way. Roundtrip purchase is required. Tickets must be purchased on or before August 31, 2005. Tickets must be purchased at least 14 days prior departure, but no later than August 31, 2005. See for online ticket purchase requirements and restrictions. Travel Period: Travel may begin on or after October 1, 2005 and must be completed by December 15, 2005. Blackout Dates: Travel is not permitted November 23 or 27, 2005. Fare Validity: Fares are valid in the Economy (Coach) cabin on Delta, Delta Connection carrier, and Song flights. Minimum Stay: One night. Maximum Stay: December 15, 2005. 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. Miscellaneous: Fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

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