ATLANTA, June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Delta AirElite, are introducing a service to allow customers to book scheduled commercial flights and on-demand private jet service in a single transaction using a pre-paid Air Elite account. Through Delta AirElite, Delta is the only U.S. airline offering customers combined access to commercial and private jet service.
"Today's airline customer wants more travel flexibility, extensive reach and competitive pricing all from a single source," said Jim Segrave, President - Delta AirElite. "Only the Air Elite Card gives customers the unique ability to book travel between destinations using a combination of commercial and on-demand business jet service. With a single phone call, customers can personalize their travel needs connecting them to points across the country and around the world."
Air Elite cardholders can use their account to book travel on Delta or Delta AirElite by calling a dedicated client services team. Customers purchasing or renewing an Air Elite account gain around-the-clock access to:
- Private jet service at competitive, hourly rates that are guaranteed not to change for up to two years;
- Delta SkyMiles Diamond Medallion status, Sky Club membership and convenient Sky Priority benefits; and
- Select discounts on both Premium and Economy-class tickets when booked in conjunction with a private jet segment.
Earlier this year, Delta AirElite doubled its fleet size with the acquisition of Kinston, N.C.-based Segrave Aviation. The move combined Delta AirElite's award-winning product with Segrave's leadership in online flight management and operations control.
About Delta AirElite
Established in 1984, Delta AirElite operates a fleet of more than 45 owned and managed aircraft and is based in Cincinnati. Delta AirElite combines years of experience serving business aviation travelers with the resources of the world's largest airline to provide a truly exceptional travel solution. Delta AirElite consistently receives awards for outstanding customer service and has continuously held the coveted ARG/US Platinum safety rating longer than any other operator in the world. More information is available by calling 877.541.3548 or by visiting www.AirElite.com
About Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. With its unsurpassed global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 368 destinations in 66 countries on six continents. Delta employs more than 70,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France KLM. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, the world's largest airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 45 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.
Terms & Conditions
For all domestic air transportation or international air transportation (each as defined by Delta) provided by Delta booked in accordance with the Air Elite Jet Card Agreement and in conjunction with an AirElite trip pursuant to the Delta Air Elite Jet Card Agreement, Cardholder shall be entitled to a 20% discount on published Y0 (domestic Coach Class) and F0 (domestic First Class) fares and a 20% discount on published J (international Business Class) or C (international Business Class) fares, respectively, in effect when booked. All other domestic fares or international fares for travel on Delta shall be at the published fares in effect when booked. All domestic and international fares booked in accordance with this Air Elite Jet Card Agreement are subject to all applicable rules published by Delta. Air transportation on Delta and Delta Connection® carriers is subject to Delta's Contract of Carriage, which is incorporated into every ticket for travel and may be downloaded at http://www.delta.com. Delta reserves the right to amend its Contract of Carriage at any time. Your travel will be governed by the rules that are in effect on the date your travel begins. Delta ticket agents and employees cannot modify the terms of the contract without authority from a corporate officer.
Purchase of the Air Elite card is subject to Delta AirElite's Terms and Conditions that are outlined in the then current Air Elite Jet Card Agreement. Delta AirElite flights are operated by Delta AirElite Business Jets, Inc., an FAA-certificated FAR Part 135 air carrier, or by another FAA-certificated Part 135 or Part 121 air carrier. Offers void where prohibited by law. Offers subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.
Complete Diamond Medallion benefits and associated terms can be found at delta.com/about_skymiles. Gifted Diamond Medallion status will be effective within 2 weeks and membership credentials should arrive within 4 weeks. Complimentary upgrades are subject to availability and may not be available on all flights or in all markets. Taxes and fees for Award Travel are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is booked. Award Travel seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets. All SkyMiles program rules apply to SkyMiles program membership, miles, offers, mile accrual, mile redemption and travel benefits. To review the rules, please visit Membership Guide & Program Rules. All Delta Sky Club rules apply to Delta Sky Club use. To review the rules, visit delta.com/skyclub. Offers and benefits subject to change.
SOURCE Delta Air Lines