Song Expands Play List with New Service to West Coast and Turns Up the Volume from the Northeast to Florida

Delta’s Low-Fare Air Service to Launch First Nonstop Between Orlando and San Francisco

Frequencies from New York and Boston to Florida Set to Increase

ATLANTA, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Song(R), Delta Air Lines’ low- fare air service, continues to add new service for travelers this year with the announcement today of plans to begin its first nonstop service between Orlando and San Francisco and increase frequencies between select Northeast and Florida cities. On Nov. 1, Song will increase the number of daily nonstop flights it offers from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, West Palm Beach and Tampa and boost daily service from Boston’s Logan International Airport to Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando and Fort Myers. It will also add one additional nonstop flight between Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. Starting Nov. 4, Song will begin offering nonstop service between Orlando International Airport and San Francisco International Airport.

“Song’s service has grown substantially this year in response to increased passenger demand, and we are thrilled to continue this trend, adding new nonstop service between Orlando and San Francisco, as well as an even more robust flight schedule for our customers traveling between the Northeast and Florida,” said Joanne Smith, president of Song.”

Song’s service between Orlando and San Francisco will initially operate three times a week – Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Song plans to increase this service to five days a week on Jan. 30, 2006 with daily service beginning March 1, 2006. Customers can book now for travel between these new routes. Song’s enhancements to its New York-to-Florida, Boston-to-Florida and Ft. Lauderdale-to-Los Angeles schedules include:

– JFK to Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL) – increases
from 5 to 8 daily roundtrips;
– JFK to Orlando International Airport (MCO) – increases from 5 to 8
daily roundtrips;
– JFK to Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) – increases from 2 to 4
daily roundtrips;
– JFK to Tampa International Airport (TPA) – increases from 3 to 4 daily
roundtrips;
– Logan to Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport – increases
from 4 to 6 daily roundtrips;
– Logan to Orlando International Airport – increases from 4 to 6 daily
roundtrips;
– Logan to Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) – increases from
2 to 3 daily roundtrips;
– FLL to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – increases from 1 to 2
daily roundtrips.

This new service and increased flight frequencies are the direct result of Song’s efforts to reduce its turn times at the gate from 50 minutes to 40 minutes system wide. This enables the low-fare service to increase its aircraft utilization, achieve greater cost savings and maintain low fares for its customers.

Song’s expanded service will feature the wide array of on-board amenities that distinguish its brand from all other low-fare air services. Song’s in- flight entertainment system (IFE) is the most innovative of any low-fare service, offering personal seatback video monitors that provide: 24 channels of live, DISH Network television free; free digitally-streamed MP3 programming that allows customers to create individual play lists of up to 32 songs at their seat (from an inventory of more than 1,600 songs); 10 movies available on-demand, allowing customers to start and stop the film at their leisure; a suite of 11 video games; and a popular interactive trivia game that allows passengers to compete against one another.

Song offers a comprehensive onboard menu, featuring healthful, organic selections, as well as a few indulgences. Dave Lieberman, star of the new Food Network show “Good Deal with Dave Lieberman” and author of Hyperion Books’ YOUNG & HUNGRY: More than 100 Recipes for Cooking Fresh and Affordable Food for Everyone, is Song’s newest executive food consultant. Lieberman created delicious new selections available on Song’s May-through-November menus.

Song also recently announced an exclusive partnership with nightlife entrepreneur Rande Gerber to launch a newly-branded in-flight beverage service, including signature cocktails and martinis created by Gerber. The new service will be unveiled on all Song flights in late summer.

About Song

Launched on April 15, 2003, Song, Delta’s award-winning, low-fare air service, offers non-stop service between the Northeast and Florida leisure destinations including New York, Boston, Hartford, West Palm Beach, Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Orlando, as well as coast-to-coast service to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. Song also serves Las Vegas, Aruba, San Juan and Nassau, Bahamas. Song operates a fleet of Boeing 757s with 199 all-leather, all-coach seats.

Customers can use a credit card or cash to make purchases onboard. All Song flights are operated by Delta Air Lines. Song tickets can be purchased by visiting http://flysong.com/ or calling 1-800-FLY-SONG (1-800-359-7664).

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