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Delta to Offer Portland - JFK Nonstop Flight Connecting to 36 Destinations.

ATLANTA, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ --

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will introduce a nonstop flight between Portland, Ore., and New York's JFK Airport, connecting to Delta's North Atlantic services. The new flight will begin April 1, 2001 and feature the 183-seat Boeing 757 aircraft.

New York's JFK is Delta's largest international gateway, and with the nonstop flight, Portland passengers can connect to 36 destinations throughout Europe, India and Russia aboard Delta and Delta codeshare flights. The international connections include service to Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Bombay, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Durban, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Lisbon, Lyon, Madrid, Manchester, Milan (Linate and Malpensa airports), Moscow, Munich, Nice, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Venice, Vienna, Warsaw and Zurich.

"The introduction of this new flight connecting to Delta's JFK North Atlantic operation indicates Delta's continuing partnership with the Portland community," said Leo F. Mullin, Delta's chairman and chief executive officer. "We want to thank Governor John A. Kitzhaber, Michael Thorne, executive director of the Port of Portland, Mayor Vera Katz and the local community for demonstrating the importance of nonstop service to JFK and for showing their support of Delta's entire operation."

The new flights will operate as follows:

Depart Portland 8 a.m., arriving New York 4:20 p.m.

Depart New York at 5:30 p.m., arriving Portland at 8:53 p.m.

Delta's goal is to become the #1 airline in the eyes of its customers, flying passengers and cargo from anywhere to everywhere. Passengers already choose to fly Delta more often than any other airline in the world on 5,244 flights each day to 339 cities in 48 countries on Delta, Delta Express, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers, and Delta's Worldwide Partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance which provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. For more information, visit Delta at www.delta.com .
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