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 November 27, 2001
Delta New SkyBonus Program Rewards Small-To-Medium Sized Businesses

 In response to customer demand, Delta Air Lines has launched the SkyBonus program in the United States designed to reward small-to-medium sized businesses for their Delta travel. Customers may use the ticketing channel of their choice including a traditional travel agency, an online travel provider, or delta.com. Companies with $5,000 to $500,000 in annual Delta flown revenue simply enroll online to start earning points, which they can redeem to reward employees, clients or anyone they choose.

Corporations can earn SkyBonus points for each $1,000 in qualifying* Delta revenue, which can then be converted into a choice of 19, rewards including free tickets, upgrades, in-flight courtesy coupons, Crown Room Club memberships and Silver Medallion appointments. The SkyBonus Web site, delta-skybonus.com, provides complete program details and convenient online, monthly reporting of account status. The site is available with around-the-clock support provided by Deltas Online Customer Service Support Desk via e-mail or telephone.

By joining the free SkyBonus program by March 31, 2002, corporations will earn 150 bonus points and the chance to win a Caribbean cruise or a cruise to Baja, Mexico on Carnival Cruise Lines. Onboard accommodations will be in Carnival Cruise Lines prestigious Penthouse Cabin. In addition, travel agents enrolling three corporations receive the chance to win a trip to the Cayman Islands. For complete contest details and rules, see the SkyBonus Web site and more information below.

The SkyBonus program is Deltas globally branded online product for small-to-medium sized companies. The U.S. program is offered to U.S.-based companies (including the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico) for travel originating in the U.S. to any Delta destination. Companies located in Europe can join the similar SkyBonus - Europe program by visiting the same online address and selecting their country of residence. At this time, SkyBonus is available in the U.S. and the following European countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

After completing an easy online enrollment form, participants can start earning points immediately. Companies designate one employee who will have full control over future changes to the companys profile and reward redemption to administer their SkyBonus account

"Companies will find Deltas SkyBonus program highly competitive because wherever the company chooses to purchase their tickets, we have designed a simple and effective way for their travel to be rewarded including retroactive credit requests for travel commencing after enrollment," said Pam Elledge, Deltas director - Agency and Corporate Programs. "The program provides small-to-medium sized companies the opportunity to share in benefits as a result of their support of Delta."