Delta Air Lines TechOps Signs Agreement With Air Berlin

TechOps strengthens insourcing business with first long-term European customer



Apr 20, 2004, 01:00 ET from Delta Air Lines, Inc.

    ATLANTA, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines' (NYSE:   DAL)
 TechOps division announced today that it has signed a five-year agreement to
 provide engine support services for Air Berlin's Boeing 737-800 CFM56-7
 engines.
     "As a high-quality, low-cost carrier, we are very cost-conscious and our
 ability to provide our customers with inexpensive and reliable service forces
 us to be very selective of our maintenance providers," said Siegfried Olivo,
 technical director for Air Berlin.  "We selected Delta TechOps as our
 maintenance partner because of their industry reputation for high quality work
 and cost competitiveness.  We believe that Delta will provide us with cost-
 effective quality, which is in line with our business philosophy.  We also
 like the potential synergies, which may be possible when dealing with another
 operator of the CFM56-7B."
     TechOps insourcing has obtained a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of
 47.7 percent over the past four years.  With this contract, TechOps becomes
 the leading engine overhaul provider outside the original equipment
 manufacturers.  By the close of 2004, TechOps expects to have produced more
 than 40 CFM56-7 engines.
     TechOps currently holds 60 percent of the CF6-80 A2 market and 40 percent
 of the commercial PW2000 market.  TechOps also plans to double its production
 of customer CFM56-3 engine overhauls in 2004.
     "TechOps owes it success to the Delta professionals who lead our business
 to new heights every day," said Ray Valeika, senior vice president - TechOps.
 "Thanks to their efforts, we are a strong competitor in the maintenance,
 repair and overhaul industry, and we are the lowest cost provider on the
 product lines we offer."
     Delta TechOps is proud to be a sponsor of Aviation Week & Space
 Technology's 2004 Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Conference, including MRO
 Military and MRO Latin America, which takes place this week in our hometown of
 Atlanta, Georgia.
     Delta's TechOps Division, staffed by more than 10,000 maintenance
 professionals from around the world, provides maintenance and engineering
 support services for Delta's fleet of aircraft in addition to customer
 aircraft, engines and components. Services range from project engineering to
 comprehensive turnkey agreements that provide all aircraft maintenance
 services.
     Delta Air Lines is proud to celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2004. Delta
 is the world's second largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the
 leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, offering daily flights to 491
 destinations in 84 countries on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle, the Delta
 Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. Delta's marketing alliances
 allow customers to earn and redeem frequent flier miles on more than 14,000
 flights offered by SkyTeam, Northwest Airlines, Continental Airlines and other
 partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance
 that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and
 services. For more information, please visit delta.com.
     This release contains various forward-looking statements which represent
 the company's estimates or expectations regarding future events.  All forward-
 looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could
 cause the actual results to differ materially from the projected results.
 Additional information is contained in Delta's Securities and Exchange
 Commission filings, including its Form 8-K filed with the SEC on February 3,
 2004.  Caution should be taken not to place undue reliance on Delta's forward-
 looking statements, which represent Delta's views only as of the date of this
 release, and which Delta has no current intention to update.
 
 

SOURCE Delta Air Lines, Inc.
    ATLANTA, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines' (NYSE:   DAL)
 TechOps division announced today that it has signed a five-year agreement to
 provide engine support services for Air Berlin's Boeing 737-800 CFM56-7
 engines.
     "As a high-quality, low-cost carrier, we are very cost-conscious and our
 ability to provide our customers with inexpensive and reliable service forces
 us to be very selective of our maintenance providers," said Siegfried Olivo,
 technical director for Air Berlin.  "We selected Delta TechOps as our
 maintenance partner because of their industry reputation for high quality work
 and cost competitiveness.  We believe that Delta will provide us with cost-
 effective quality, which is in line with our business philosophy.  We also
 like the potential synergies, which may be possible when dealing with another
 operator of the CFM56-7B."
     TechOps insourcing has obtained a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of
 47.7 percent over the past four years.  With this contract, TechOps becomes
 the leading engine overhaul provider outside the original equipment
 manufacturers.  By the close of 2004, TechOps expects to have produced more
 than 40 CFM56-7 engines.
     TechOps currently holds 60 percent of the CF6-80 A2 market and 40 percent
 of the commercial PW2000 market.  TechOps also plans to double its production
 of customer CFM56-3 engine overhauls in 2004.
     "TechOps owes it success to the Delta professionals who lead our business
 to new heights every day," said Ray Valeika, senior vice president - TechOps.
 "Thanks to their efforts, we are a strong competitor in the maintenance,
 repair and overhaul industry, and we are the lowest cost provider on the
 product lines we offer."
     Delta TechOps is proud to be a sponsor of Aviation Week & Space
 Technology's 2004 Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Conference, including MRO
 Military and MRO Latin America, which takes place this week in our hometown of
 Atlanta, Georgia.
     Delta's TechOps Division, staffed by more than 10,000 maintenance
 professionals from around the world, provides maintenance and engineering
 support services for Delta's fleet of aircraft in addition to customer
 aircraft, engines and components. Services range from project engineering to
 comprehensive turnkey agreements that provide all aircraft maintenance
 services.
     Delta Air Lines is proud to celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2004. Delta
 is the world's second largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the
 leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, offering daily flights to 491
 destinations in 84 countries on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle, the Delta
 Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. Delta's marketing alliances
 allow customers to earn and redeem frequent flier miles on more than 14,000
 flights offered by SkyTeam, Northwest Airlines, Continental Airlines and other
 partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance
 that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and
 services. For more information, please visit delta.com.
     This release contains various forward-looking statements which represent
 the company's estimates or expectations regarding future events.  All forward-
 looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could
 cause the actual results to differ materially from the projected results.
 Additional information is contained in Delta's Securities and Exchange
 Commission filings, including its Form 8-K filed with the SEC on February 3,
 2004.  Caution should be taken not to place undue reliance on Delta's forward-
 looking statements, which represent Delta's views only as of the date of this
 release, and which Delta has no current intention to update.
 
 SOURCE  Delta Air Lines, Inc.