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Delta Air Lines Expanding Cancun Service

August 20, 2010

Airline adding weekly flights between Cancun, Mexico, and four U.S. cities

ATLANTA, Aug. 20, 2010 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced new seasonal service between Cancun, Mexico, and four U.S. cities: San Antonio and Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; and Tampa, Fla.; effective Feb. 19, 2011*. 

The service will operate on Saturdays, using 142-seat MD-88 aircraft, equipped with 14 seats in First Class and 128 in Economy. 

The new service in Cancun comes as Delta continues to expand its presence in Latin America, with plans for new flights between its hub at Minneapolis-St. Paul and Mexico City as well as new service between its Detroit hub and Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

Delta’s new service:

Cancun - Austin

Flight Departs Arrives Aircraft Frequency
309 Austin at 7:45 a.m. Cancun at 10 a.m. MD-88 Saturday
558 Cancun at 10:50 a.m. Austin at 1:20 p.m. MD-88 Saturday

Cancun - San Antonio

Flight Departs Arrives Aircraft Frequency
521 San Antonio at 7:45 a.m. Cancun at 10:05 a.m. MD-88 Saturday
570 Cancun at 10:55 a.m. San Antonio at 1:30 p.m. MD-88 Saturday

Cancun - Columbus

Flight Departs Arrives Aircraft Frequency
305 Columbus at 7 a.m. Cancun at 9:35 a.m. MD-88 Saturday
306 Cancun at 10:35 a.m. Columbus at 3 p.m. MD-88 Saturday

Cancun - Tampa

Flight Departs Arrives Aircraft Frequency
401 Tampa at 7:45 a.m. Cancun at 8:35 a.m. MD-88 Saturday
592 Cancun at 9:25 a.m. Tampa at 12:10 p.m. MD-88 Saturday

*Subject to government approval.

Tickets for the new Cancun flights will be available for sale Saturday, August 21, at delta.com and other ticketing channels.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. With its unsurpassed global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 367 destinations in 65 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 75,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline’s service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, the world’s largest airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 45 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com