Delta Responds to AA-US Merger Settlement

                  Delta Responds to AA-US Merger Settlement

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Nov. 12, 2013

ATLANTA, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) issued the
following statement in response to the settlement of litigation brought by the
U.S. Department of Justice challenging the merger of American Airlines and US

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"Delta welcomes the settlement agreement and looks forward to the opportunity
to acquire slots that will be divested under the agreement, particularly at
Washington-Reagan National Airport. Delta is the airline best positioned to
continue competitive nonstop flights from Reagan National to small- and
mid-sized cities that could otherwise see service reduced or eliminated, which
should be a strong consideration in the divestiture."

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 314 destinations in 58
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, Twitter @Delta, and

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