Delta Introduces Additional Flights with Full Flat-Bed Seats in BusinessElite for Purchase on its New York-JFK to Los Angeles

Delta Introduces Additional Flights with Full Flat-Bed Seats in BusinessElite
            for Purchase on its New York-JFK to Los Angeles Route

Updated Boeing 757 aircraft to start serving transcontinental route by July 1,
2014

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Oct. 29, 2013

ATLANTA, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will debut
three updated Boeing 757 aircraft on the transcontinental route between New
York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International
Airport beginning July 1, 2014, with tickets now available for purchase. These
will be the first 757 aircraft in service to feature Delta's previously
announced upgrades which will include full flat-bed seats in BusinessElite on
transcon flights between New York-JFK and Los Angeles, San Francisco and
Seattle. All transcon flights on these routes will feature flat-bed seats by
summer 2015.

The aircraft will include 16 full flat-bed seats arranged in a 2-2
configuration in the BusinessElite cabin. Each seat is 20 inches wide –
expandable up to 22 inches – with an average bed length of 76 inches. Cabin
mood lighting and high definition 16-inch video monitor at each seat will
further improve the onboard experience.

"Delta customers traveling from New York and Los Angeles continue to tell us
that the comfort of full flat-bed seats is a meaningful element of their
travel experience," said Tim Mapes, senior vice president–Marketing. "This
expansion demonstrates our commitment to listening to what customers value
most and then acting quickly to provide it."

The addition of flat-bed seats to the 757 transcon fleet will complement
Delta's existing Boeing 767 transcon flights which already feature flat-bed
seats for a total of eight daily flights on the route. Customers will enjoy a
gourmet three-course menu from renowned chefMichael Chiarello paired with
wine from Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson's specially curated Delta Winemaker
Series, Westin Heavenly In-Flight bedding, a Tumi amenity kit featuring
skincare products from Malin+Goetz, a noise-reduction headset, Starbucks
coffee and sparkling wine round out the BusinessElite experience.

Modifications to Delta's 757 transcontinental fleet will also include changes
to the economy cabin, with the addition of Economy Comfort seats. The 44
extra-legroom seats offer 35 inches of pitch and 50 percent more recline in a
3-by-3 configuration in addition to 108 standard economy seats.All seats in
the economy cabin will feature a slim-line design for more personal space, an
adjustable headrest, a nine-inch video monitor and standard 110v and USB power
ports available at every seat.

Delta has been enhancing the transcon experience from nose to tail throughout
2013 with the addition of products such as complimentary Starbucks coffee and
headsets for all passengers. The entire transcon fleet will feature in-flight
Wi-Fi and all upgraded aircraft will offer an entertainment library of more
than 1,000 on-demand options. Additionally, the 757 fleet will feature 18
channels of live satellite TV.

On the ground, customers will also enjoy Delta's new Terminal 4 at New
York-JFK International Airport and the $229 million investment in progress to
overhaul Terminal 5 at Los Angeles International Airport.

Images of Delta's new 757 transcontinental BusinessElite seats and Delta's
Terminal 4 at New York-JFK are available at news.delta.com:

  oTranscontinental 757 BusinessElite seats (upright)
  oTranscontinental 757 BusinessElite seats (flat-bed position)
  oTranscontinental 757 BusinessElite seats (cabin view)
  oThe New JFK T4

Today's announcement builds on Delta's industry leadership in exceeding
customer expectations by being the first U.S. airline to introduce in-flight
Wi-Fi five years ago, the Sky Deck at Delta Sky Clubs in New York-JFK and
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport this year, being the only
U.S. domestic carrier to offer personal, on-demand entertainment at every seat
on all long-haul international flights by the end of 2013 and offering
flat-bed seating with direct-aisle access across its international widebody
fleet by mid-2014.

Delta has invested more than $3 billion in the customer experience since 2010
including installation of full flat-bed seats on Delta's widebody
international aircraft, a new Terminal 4 at New York-JFK, Maynard H. Jackson
Jr. International Terminal in Atlanta. Delta has also spent more than $100
million to expand, renovate and consolidate terminals C and D at New
York-LaGuardia Airport. Additionally, customers have seen Delta's investment
in its more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs throughout the system, power poles at
dozens of airports, mobile apps which include features such as baggage
tracking, and Wi-Fi on more than 800 aircraft.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. Delta was
named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in its 2013
World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list, topping the list for the
second time in three years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and
the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 312 destinations in 56
countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly
80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700
aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and
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 15,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam,
Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New
York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. 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. Additional information is available on delta.com, Twitter @Delta,
Google.com/+Delta and Facebook.com/delta.

SOURCE Delta Air Lines

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