Delta CEO Richard Anderson, President of Virgin Atlantic Richard Branson and Chief Commercial Officer of Virgin Atlantic Julie

 Delta CEO Richard Anderson, President of Virgin Atlantic Richard Branson and
      Chief Commercial Officer of Virgin Atlantic Julie Southern Unveil
                         Trans-Atlantic Joint Venture

PR Newswire

Dec. 11



WHO:    Richard Anderson, CEO, Delta Air Lines
               Richard Branson, president, Virgin Atlantic Airways (via video)
               Julie Southern, chief commercial officer, Virgin Atlantic
               Airways
WHAT:  News conference discussing a trans-Atlantic joint venture
               between the two airlines
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012
               11:00 a.m. ET
WHERE:   The New York Palace Hotel
               The Holmes Room, 4^th Floor
               455 Madison Avenue
               New York, NY 10022

(Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090202/DELTALOGO )

Delta and Virgin Atlantic have formed a strategic alliance that will create an
expanded trans-Atlantic network and enhanced benefits for customers traveling
between the United States, Canada and Mexico and the United Kingdom. The
agreement will result in 31 peak-day flights between the United Kingdom and
North America including expanded service between New York and London, with a
combined nine daily departures from John F. Kennedy International Airport and
Newark Liberty International Airport.

Delta will acquire a 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic, which will include
three seats on Virgin Atlantic's board of directors.

A conference line is available in listen-only mode. A video webcast is
available and participants will be able to submit questions during the news
conference. The news conference will begin promptly at 11 a.m. Participants
in the conference bridge should begin calling at 10:55 a.m.

Conference Bridge
U.S. callers: 1-866-730-5764
International callers:
http://www.btconferencing.com/globalaccess/?bid=75_public
Participant Passcode: 56656117
Webcast:
http://www.media-server.com/m/p/6ws7w4x6



CONTACT: Delta Corporate Communications
         +1-404-715-2554
         news.delta.com
         Virgin Atlantic Corporate Communications
         +1-203-750-2570

/PRNewswire -- Dec. 11, 2012/

SOURCE Delta Air Lines

Website: http://www.delta.com