Delta Connection Carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines to Launch Regional Jet Service Between Atlanta and Peoria, Ill.

Daily Flights Will Connect Peoria to World's Largest Airline Hub



Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Delta Air Lines, Inc.

    ATLANTA, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Connection carrier Atlantic
 Southeast Airlines (ASA) will introduce nonstop regional jet service between
 Atlanta and Peoria, Ill., with three daily round-trip flights beginning
 Aug. 1, 2001.
     The new ASA flights offer Peoria travelers premium connecting
 opportunities through the Delta Air Lines (NYSE:   DAL) Atlanta hub, the largest
 single-airline hub in the world.  The Peoria-Atlanta schedule provides
 convenient connections to 171 destinations aboard more than 900 Delta and
 Delta Connection flights each day.
     All ASA service from Peoria will be operated with the 50-passenger
 Canadair regional jet.  Known as the quietest aircraft in the world, the CRJ
 has revolutionized air travel through its broad passenger appeal, convenience
 and comfort.  The plane carries passengers in a comfortable two-by-two seating
 arrangement.  Every seat is an aisle or window; there are no middle seats.
 ASA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, operates more than
 700 flights each day to 82 airports in 25 states, Canada and Mexico.  Founded
 in 1979, ASA has operated as a Delta Connection carrier since 1984 and carried
 more than 6 million passengers in calendar year 2000.  The airline operates a
 fleet of 113 aircraft and employs more than 4,000 aviation professionals
 across its route system.
     Delta Connection carriers include wholly owned subsidiaries Atlantic
 Southeast Airlines and Comair, and additional regional carriers ACJet and
 SkyWest.  With 177 regional jets in service, Delta Connection carriers operate
 the largest fleet of regional jets in the world.  For more information visit
 delta.com.
 
     From Peoria to Atlanta
     Flight             Departs      Arrives     Equipment         Effective
     4643             7:35 a.m.   10:30 a.m.           CRJ    August 1 ,2001
     4645             1:35 p.m.    4:30 p.m.           CRJ    August 1, 2001
     4647             6:40 p.m.    9:50 p.m.           CRJ    August 1, 2001
 
     From Atlanta to Peoria
     Flight             Departs      Arrives     Equipment         Effective
     4644            11:15 a.m.   12:05 p.m.           CRJ    August 1, 2001
     4646             5:15 p.m.    6:05 p.m.           CRJ    August 1, 2001
     4648             9:45 p.m.   10:35 p.m.           CRJ     July 31, 2001
 
 

SOURCE Delta Air Lines, Inc.
    ATLANTA, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Connection carrier Atlantic
 Southeast Airlines (ASA) will introduce nonstop regional jet service between
 Atlanta and Peoria, Ill., with three daily round-trip flights beginning
 Aug. 1, 2001.
     The new ASA flights offer Peoria travelers premium connecting
 opportunities through the Delta Air Lines (NYSE:   DAL) Atlanta hub, the largest
 single-airline hub in the world.  The Peoria-Atlanta schedule provides
 convenient connections to 171 destinations aboard more than 900 Delta and
 Delta Connection flights each day.
     All ASA service from Peoria will be operated with the 50-passenger
 Canadair regional jet.  Known as the quietest aircraft in the world, the CRJ
 has revolutionized air travel through its broad passenger appeal, convenience
 and comfort.  The plane carries passengers in a comfortable two-by-two seating
 arrangement.  Every seat is an aisle or window; there are no middle seats.
 ASA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, operates more than
 700 flights each day to 82 airports in 25 states, Canada and Mexico.  Founded
 in 1979, ASA has operated as a Delta Connection carrier since 1984 and carried
 more than 6 million passengers in calendar year 2000.  The airline operates a
 fleet of 113 aircraft and employs more than 4,000 aviation professionals
 across its route system.
     Delta Connection carriers include wholly owned subsidiaries Atlantic
 Southeast Airlines and Comair, and additional regional carriers ACJet and
 SkyWest.  With 177 regional jets in service, Delta Connection carriers operate
 the largest fleet of regional jets in the world.  For more information visit
 delta.com.
 
     From Peoria to Atlanta
     Flight             Departs      Arrives     Equipment         Effective
     4643             7:35 a.m.   10:30 a.m.           CRJ    August 1 ,2001
     4645             1:35 p.m.    4:30 p.m.           CRJ    August 1, 2001
     4647             6:40 p.m.    9:50 p.m.           CRJ    August 1, 2001
 
     From Atlanta to Peoria
     Flight             Departs      Arrives     Equipment         Effective
     4644            11:15 a.m.   12:05 p.m.           CRJ    August 1, 2001
     4646             5:15 p.m.    6:05 p.m.           CRJ    August 1, 2001
     4648             9:45 p.m.   10:35 p.m.           CRJ     July 31, 2001
 
 SOURCE  Delta Air Lines, Inc.