Delta AirElite Adds Challenger 300 to Charter Fleet

New super mid-size aircraft provides customers superior comfort and performance

CINCINNATI, April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Delta AirElite Business Jets now offers customers the superior comfort and performance of the Bombardier Challenger 300 business jet. Delta AirElite has added the Salt Lake City-based aircraft to its operating certificate through a charter management agreement. Delta AirElite(R) is one of the first U.S. charter operators to offer customers the Challenger 300 as a travel option.

“The Challenger 300 offers an extremely comfortable and spacious cabin with true coast-to-coast range,” said Michael B. Green, president and chief executive officer of Delta AirElite Business Jets. “This addition enhances our ability to offer customers one of the most diverse business jet fleets in the industry.”

The Challenger 300 is the newest and most technically advanced super mid- size jet in production. Seating up to nine passengers, the aircraft has been designed to maximize passenger comfort and provide a productive work environment while offering luxurious amenities normally only found on much larger aircraft. Equipped with the most advanced safety systems, the aircraft offers a range of 3,500 statute miles at a speed of 540 mph.

With access to more than 400 business jets positioned throughout the United States, Delta AirElite is strategically increasing its fleet size through charter management agreements. These agreements allow Delta AirElite to increase aircraft availability without large capital commitments and to offer on-demand charter service on a broad base of high-quality, well- maintained corporate jets. The agreements are also an attractive option for corporations and aircraft owners who want to lower aircraft ownership costs by having their corporate jets certified for Delta AirElite’s commercial charter operations. The additional aircraft also support member travel for Delta AirElite’s innovative Fleet Membership program.

“As we continue to experience increased demand in charter activity and our Fleet Membership programs, we are committed to offering customers the latest aircraft models and the highest levels of customized service,” Green said.

Delta AirElite Business Jets is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) , providing aircraft charter, aircraft management and its innovative Fleet Membership and Flexjet Membership programs. With more than 20 years of serving business aviation travelers, Delta AirElite is the only business jet operator owned by a major U.S. airline. The company operates a diverse fleet of Bombardier Challenger, Learjet, Gulfstream, Hawker and Cessna aircraft. For more information, please call 877-DAE-JETS (877-323-5387) or visit .

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