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DELTA CONNECTION, COMAIR TO INITIATE JET SERVICE BETWEEN ALLENTOWN/BETHLEHEM/EASTON, PENNSYLVANIA, AND CINCINNATI, OHIO

 CINCINNATI, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- COMAIR, Inc., (NASDAQ-NMS: COMR), the Cincinnati based Delta Connection airline, announced today that effective Nov. 15, the company plans to initiate jet service from the ABE International Airport to the Delta/COMAIR Hub in Cincinnati. The three roundtrip, nonstop flights will be the first Delta system service connecting the Lehigh Valley to the uncongested Delta/COMAIR hub in Cincinnati. The flights will be operated with COMAIR's new 50-passenger Canadair Jet aircraft. The new Delta Connection jet service to Cincinnati will be in addition to Delta's current flights to its Atlanta hub, and will provide travelers with convenient connections to the Midwest and West Coast.
 A recent addition to the COMAIR fleet, the 50-seat Canadair Jets, manufactured by the Canadair Group of Bombardier, Inc. of Canada can cruise at 530 mph and up to 41,000 feet and are the quietest jets in the world. This good neighbor jet aircraft is powered by two General Electric CF 34-3A1 turbofan engines. COMAIR has 20 of the Canadair Jets on firm order and 20 on option.
 As a Delta Connection carrier, COMAIR is a partner in Delta's worldwide network and offers travelers a minimum of 1,000 Delta Frequent Flyer Miles for each COMAIR flight and all the benefits of traveling with one ticket on one airline system. Together, the Delta Connection, COMAIR and Delta operate over 350 flights from Cincinnati each day to over 90 destinations, including international destinations as well as flights to the Southwest and West including Dallas/Ft. Worth; Phoenix; Houston; St. Louis; Kansas City; Omaha, Neb.; Denver; Portland, Ore.; Seattle; Los Angeles; and San Francisco.
 COMAIR is one of the largest regional airlines in the U.S. and currently employs over 2,200 aviation professionals. By Nov. 15, the company will operate 76 state-of-the-art aircraft to 23 states and three countries.
 CINCINNATI TO ALLENTOWN/ ALLENTOWN/BETHLEHEM/EASTON
 BETHLEHEM/EASTON TO CINCINNATI
 DPT ARV FRQ DPT ARV FRQ
 8:55 a.m. 10:15 a.m. DAILY 6:40 a.m. 8:10 a.m. DAILY
 2:40 p.m. 4:00 p.m. DAILY 10:35 a.m. 12:05 p.m. DAILY
 8:55 p.m. 10:15 p.m. DAILY 4:25 p.m. 5:59 p.m. DAILY
 -0- 9/20/93
 /CONTACT: Gloria M. Weber, director, corporate communications, COMAIR, Inc., 606-525-2550/
 (COMR)


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