Delta Air Lines, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and JFK International Air Terminal Unveil Plans for Next Phase of

    Delta Air Lines, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and JFK
International Air Terminal Unveil Plans for Next Phase of Terminal 4 Expansion
                                at JFK Airport

Addition of 11 gates continues Delta's investment at JFK hub

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2013

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), the Port
Authority of New York and New Jersey and JFK International Air Terminal LLC
(JFKIAT) will continue expansion at John F. Kennedy International Airport with
a $175 million project that will add 11 gates and 75,000 square feet to
Terminal 4's Concourse B. Delta has committed an additional $5 million for
information technology enhancements. The new project is in addition to the
previously announced $1.2 billion redevelopment at Terminal 4 set to open in
May.

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"This additional expansion project at Terminal 4 is another in a long line of
substantial investments we are making in New York," said Richard Anderson,
Delta's chief executive officer."As we continue to bring benefits to Delta
people, Delta customers and the citizens of New York with significant
enhancements to our JFK hub, we are thankful to have great entities to partner
with including the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, JFKIAT and
Schiphol Group."

"This continued expansion project will improve New York's infrastructure and
make JFK Terminal 4 a world class facility to serve New Yorkers and visitors,"
Governor Cuomo said. "This investment by Delta, the Port Authority of New York
and New Jersey, JFKIAT and Schiphol Group will provide a boost for the local
economy and create jobs for the community. As a major gateway to New York, JFK
Terminal 4 will be a major asset in the State's efforts to increase tourism in
the Empire State."

"Delta's numerous investments in New York, including the expansion of Terminal
4, are key to strengthening our economy and maintaining New York City's
position as a top tourist destination," said New York City Mayor Michael
Bloomberg. "The jobs that result from this continued expansion are important
to our city and its economy."

"Schiphol Group is proud to play an important role in supporting our partner
Delta through this exciting expansion project at JFK," said Jos Nijhuis, CEO
Schiphol Group "And we are encouraged that the relationship continues to
grow."

With the new expansion, Terminal 4's Concourse B will house 27 Delta gates and
completely replace Delta's current Terminal 2 regional jet operation. Each of
the new gates will feature a dedicated boarding counter, seating area and jet
bridge, eliminating the need for ramp level boarding, which currently exists
at Terminal 2. All gates will be designed to accommodate two-class regional
jets as well as provide flexibility for gating additional mainline aircraft.

The new expansion builds on Delta's previously announced $1.2 billion Terminal
4 redevelopment opening in May. That expansion, which is 90 percent complete,
features nine new and seven renovated international gates; improved and
renovated check-in areas, including a dedicated Sky Priority check-in area; a
centralized security checkpoint; new dining and retail offerings; a new 24,000
square-foot flagship Delta Sky Club with the first ever Sky Deck outdoor
terrace; dual taxiways for less congestion and shorter taxi times; and
improved Customs and Border Protection and baggage claim facilities.

The expanded Terminal 4 – which has been successfully managed by JFKIAT for
more than a decade – will replace the outdated Terminal 3 facilities,
improving the customer experience for the 11 million passengers Delta serves
at JFK annually. Demolition of Terminal 3 is expected to be completed by
summer 2015. The Terminal 3 site will then be used for aircraft parking.

"The approval of the second phase of the expansion project is a boon to
Terminal 4 and its partnership with Delta," according to Alain Maca, president
of JFKIAT. "This will enable the continuity of this significant project as we
continue to build for a better and bigger tomorrow."

Once the new Terminal 4 opens in May, Delta will more than double the current
shuttle bus operation for passengers connecting between Terminals 2 and 4. Ten
buses will carry connecting passengers between the existing bus holdrooms in
Terminals 2 and 4. By September 2013, Delta will open a new 8,000 square-foot
bus holdroom facility adjacent to gate B20.

Delta is New York City's largest and fastest growing carrier, providing
service to more destinations from New York than any other airline. Last year
Delta launched the largest expansion at New York's LaGuardia Airport in over
40 years and is investing more than $160 million to expand and update
Terminals C and D. Delta's operation at the three metropolitan area airports
carried 20.8 million domestic and international passengers in 2011, and that
number grew to 23.1 million in 2012. Delta and its nearly 8,000 New York-based
employees are part of the fabric of the New York community, acting as the
official airline of the Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Rangers, Madison Square Garden,
Food Bank for New York City, New York Wine and Food and AmFar among many
others.

About JFKIAT
JFKIAT LLC leases and operates Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International
Airport in a public/private partnership with the Port Authority of NY & NJ.
JFKIAT, through its sole member, is a partly-owned subsidiary of Schiphol USA
Inc. (SUSA).SUSA is an indirect U.S. subsidiary of Schiphol Group. JFKIAT is
the only private, non-airline company to operate a terminal at JFK.

Terminal 4 is one of the largest air terminals in the New York area, serving
30 international and domestic airlines with an annual passenger volume of 10.7
million travelers in 2012. With a major expansion currently underway to make
Terminal 4 the new home of Delta Air Lines at JFK Airport, the
1.5-million-square-foot Terminal 4 will grow to nearly two million square feet
and accommodate 15 million passengers. Phase I of the expansion project,
slated for completion in May 2013, will result in improvements and
enhancements that will benefit Terminal 4 airline partners and their
passengers including an in-line baggage system, a centralized passenger
security checkpoint and a host of new retail and restaurant offerings. For
more information visit www.jfkiat.com.

About Delta
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. During the
past year, Delta won 33 airline industry awards sweeping the major corporate
travel surveys including Business Travel News, Travel Weekly, TravelAge West,
Recommend Magazine and The Beat. Delta was also a recipient of the Secretary
of Defense Freedom Award for exceptional support of National Guard and Reserve
employees. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and theDelta
Connectioncarriers offer service to nearly 319 destinations in 59 countries
on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees
worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding
member of theSkyTeamglobal alliance, Delta participates in the industry's
leadingtrans-Atlantic joint venturewithAir France-KLMandAlitalia.
Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than
13,000 daily flights, with hubs inAmsterdam,
Atlanta,Cincinnati,Detroit,Memphis,Minneapolis-St. Paul,New
York-LaGuardia,New York-JFK,Paris-Charles de Gaulle,Salt Lake
CityandTokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes theSkyMilesfrequent
flier program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the
award-winningBusinessEliteservice; and more than 50 DeltaSky Clubsin
airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $3 billion in airport
facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the
customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for
flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status
atdelta.com.

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statements regarding our estimates, expectations, beliefs, intentions,
projections or strategies for the future, may be "forward-looking statements"
as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All
forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that
could cause actual results to differ materially from the estimates,
expectations, beliefs, intentions, projections and strategies reflected in or
suggested by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties
include, but are not limited to, the cost of aircraft fuel; the impact of
posting collateral in connection with our fuel hedge contracts; the impact of
significant funding obligations with respect to defined benefit pension
plans;the impact that our indebtedness may have on our financial and
operating activities and our ability to incur additional debt; the
restrictions that financial covenants in our financing agreements will have on
our financial and business operations; labor issues; interruptions or
disruptions in service at one of our hub airports; our increasing dependence
on technology in our operations; the ability of our credit card processors to
take significant holdbacks in certain circumstances; the possible effects of
accidents involving our aircraft; the effects of weather, natural disasters
and seasonality on our business; the effects of an extended disruption in
services provided by third party regional carriers; our ability to retain
management and key employees; competitive conditions in the airline industry;
the effects of the rapid spread of contagious illnesses; the effects of
terrorist attacks; and risks related to the operation of a refinery.

Additional information concerning risks and uncertainties that could cause
differences between actual results and forward-looking statements is contained
in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report
on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2011 and our Quarterly Report
on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2012.Caution should
be taken not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements, which
represent our views only as of February 11, 2013, and which we have no current
intention to update.

SOURCE Delta Air Lines

Website: http://www.delta.com
Contact: Delta Corporate Communications, +1-404-715-2554, news.delta.com
 
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