Delta Connection Launches Only Non-stop Jet Service Between Kalamazoo, Mich., and Atlanta

Daily roundtrip service connects customers to the world

ATLANTA, July 6 /PRNewswire/ — Customers in Kalamazoo, Mich. – the city that describes itself as easy to get to and hard to leave – will find air travel even easier this fall thanks to Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines’ (ASA) planned non-stop jet service to Atlanta.

ASA will offer southwest Michigan customers one daily non-stop, roundtrip flight between Kalamazoo and Delta’s (NYSE:DAL) Atlanta hub – the world’s largest single-airline hub – beginning Sept. 9, 2005. With the new service, customers will have access to daily non-stop Delta Connection flights to both Cincinnati and Atlanta – all operated with the 50-seat Bombardier CRJ.

“Our new flight to Atlanta offers Kalamazoo customers connecting opportunities to more than 1,000 daily departures to nearly 500 worldwide destinations operated by Delta, Delta Connection carriers and SkyTeam partners,” said ASA President Skip Barnette. “And with the well-timed flight schedule, business travelers can depart Kalamazoo in the morning and arrive home in time for the nightly news.”

Known for its convenience, comfort and speed, the Bombardier CRJ carries passengers in a two-by-two seating arrangement; every seat is an aisle or window, with no middle seats. The plane, recognized as one of the quietest commercial jet aircraft in the world, can cruise at a speed of 530 mph at altitudes as high as 41,000 feet.

ASA’s new flight schedule between Atlanta and Kalamazoo, effective Sept. 9, 2005:

Flight Departs Arrives
4837* Kalamazoo at 6:40 a.m. Atlanta at 8:45 a.m.
4845 Atlanta at 8 p.m. Kalamazoo 9:58 p.m.

*Effective Sept. 10, 2005

Delta Connection carriers include Delta’s wholly owned subsidiaries Atlantic Southeast Airlines and Comair, regional carriers Chautauqua Airlines and SkyWest Airlines, and codeshare partner American Eagle (in California). Delta Connection carriers operate more than 400 regional jets throughout North America.

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 493 destinations in 87 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 delta.com.

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