Delta Shuttle Customers Gain More Seat Availability with Introduction of MD-88 Aircraft on Popular Boston-New York-Washington Routes

Delta Shuttle will offer more seats in Northeast air market than any other shuttle product

ATLANTA, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) will offer customers flying its popular Delta Shuttle between New York LaGuardia, Boston Logan International, and Washington Reagan National airports more seats than any other shuttle product in the Northeast with the introduction of the MD-88 aircraft beginning Nov. 1, 2005. Nine MD-88 aircraft will be configured into spacious, one-class cabins with 134 seats, compared with the current 120 seats flown with Boeing 737-300G aircraft.

“Delta Shuttle customers have asked for more availability on this highly popular, hourly route and we’re delivering it, along with our new comfortable cabin interiors,” said Paul Matsen, Delta’s Chief Marketing Officer.

Delta Shuttle MD-88s will be reconfigured with Delta’s new cabin interior design currently flying on Delta’s mainline aircraft and featuring brighter interiors and new, stylish leather seats.

“As part of our airline’s ongoing transformation, we are committed to improving customers’ overall travel experience, including service provided by the Delta Shuttle, a long-time transportation staple for Northeast business and leisure customers,” said Matsen. “The Shuttle also plays an important strategic role for Delta, allowing us to compete aggressively and effectively in the Northeast marketplace.”

Delta Shuttle customers enjoy convenient services, including:

* 62 total flights from early morning to late evening on non-holiday
* rear-aircraft deplaning for quick access to ground transportation;
* open seating;
* complimentary on-board snacks, wine and beer;
* complimentary newspapers and magazines.

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

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