Travelers in U.S. Southeast Now Have Non-stop Link to Moscow With New Delta Service From Atlanta

Atlanta becomes Delta’s second U.S. gateway city for direct Moscow flights

ATLANTA, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Customers flying to Moscow now have another convenient gateway in Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE:DAL) hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Today marks the first time any airline has offered customers non-stop service from the U.S. Southeast to Moscow, Russia’s capital and key gateway to the 12 countries that make up the Commonwealth of Independent States. Delta is the only U.S. airline to serve Russia nonstop and also serves Moscow from its John F. Kennedy International Airport hub.

“Delta’s new Moscow service from Hartsfield-Jackson provides Russia-bound customers from Atlanta, the U.S. Southeast and beyond with convenient access to one of the world’s fastest-growing destinations for business and leisure travel,” said Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin. “Georgia is located in the heart of the Southeastern region of the United States, making Atlanta an ideal international gateway city. We are thrilled to add Moscow to our ever-growing list of international destinations and increase trade opportunities for businesses located here.”

“The start of this daily service underscores Delta’s commitment to international customers of providing extensive flight options to the world’s most popular business and leisure travel destinations,” said Scott Yohe, Delta’s senior vice president of Government Affairs. “It also bolsters the status of Atlanta as a pre-eminent U.S. gateway for trade to another new region of the world. We want to enhance economic growth and tourism opportunities and strengthen cultural ties between the United States and in Russia through business and tourism.”

The new flight operates using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, which carries up to 204 passengers in a two-class configuration and features Delta’s award- winning BusinessElite service. Delta’s new schedule between Atlanta and Moscow is as follows:

Flight Departs Arrives
46 Atlanta at 3:55 p.m. Moscow at 10:25 a.m., +1 day
47 Moscow at 12:25 p.m.** Atlanta at 3:50 p.m.

* Times subject to change. ** Flight 47 begins June 2, 2005
Flights operate daily June-September, four times weekly during the winter

and return to daily in May 2006

As part of its international expansion plans for 2005, Delta recently inaugurated service to Berlin and Chennai, India, from New York-Kennedy and a second flight to Sao Paolo, Brazil, from Atlanta. Delta will begin service from Atlanta to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 1 and has applied for non-stop service from JFK to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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 490 destinations in 85 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.

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