July 7, 2008
Fleet Expansion Continues At Delta AirElite; New Cessna CJ2+ Latest Aircraft Added to Charter Fleet
CINCINNATI, July 7, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Delta AirElite Business Jets continues to expand its fleet in response to strong customer demand. A 2007 model Cessna Citation CJ2+ based in Atlanta, Ga. has been added and will be flown under Delta AirElite's FAR Part 135 operating certificate.
"The CJ2+ is a very popular aircraft and will meet a variety of travel needs for both our Fleet Membership and Charter customers," said Brandon Greene, Sales Director at Delta AirElite. "The aircraft's central location will allow us to efficiently serve our customers traveling throughout the United States as well as the Caribbean Islands."
Well suited for business and leisure trips, the Citation CJ2+ features an eight-passenger configuration, delivering a comfortable, smooth and quiet flight with speeds up to 470 mph and a maximum range of 1,700 statute miles.
"Adding premier aircraft to our fleet through charter management agreements allows us to add strategically positioned aircraft around the U.S.," continued Greene. "We are committed to offering our customers access to the most popular aircraft models to meet their requirements and this well-appointed CJ2+ is a great addition to our fleet."
Delta AirElite continues to strategically expand its fleet through aircraft management agreements which provide high-quality and well-maintained jets for its broad base of customers. Aircraft management agreements are an attractive option for corporations and aircraft owners who want to lower aircraft ownership costs, generate revenue and enjoy unique benefits available only through Delta AirElite. Since the beginning of the year, Delta AirElite has added several aircraft to its fleet, including most recently its second Gulfstream G550, its fourth Learjet 45 and a Hawker Beechcraft Premier I.
Delta AirElite Business Jets is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), providing aircraft charter, aircraft management and its innovative Fleet Membership program. The company has held the ARG/US Platinum Operator Rating since 2001, and is the longest continuous holder of that rating of any operator. With 24 years serving business aviation travelers, Delta AirElite is the only business jet operator owned by a major U.S. airline. The company operates a diverse fleet of Gulfstream, Cessna, Bombardier, and Hawker Beechcraft jets. Delta AirElite was recently voted Best Private Jet Service by readers of Executive Travel Magazine and was recognized as a Robb Report "Best of the Best" for the fourth consecutive year. For more information, please call 877-DAE-JETS (877-323-5387) or visit www.AirElite.com.
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CONTACT: Delta AirElite Business Jets Media Contact: Julie Stone (912) 898-8673 Cell: (912) 398-0498