Delta Sky Magazine Highlights Memphis in December Issue

Release date: 11/29/2011

Sky's 37-page feature will reach millions of travelers.

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has partnered with the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Greater Memphis Chamber and local Memphis businesses and organizations to highlight all that the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll has to offer to Delta’s business and leisure travelers.

The December issue of Delta Air Lines’ award-winning Sky magazine features a 37-page section on Memphis showcasing the city’s business climate, healthcare industry – including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – higher education institutions and lifestyle and entertainment. Notable community members featured include Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, Jr.; Frederick W. Smith, Founder and CEO of FedEx; noted fashion designer and philanthropist Pat Kerr Tigrett; the Rev. Al Green and Justin Timberlake.

“Memphis is a valuable hub in Delta’s industry-leading global network and we’re excited to be able to showcase the area to so many of our customers,” Scott Barkley, Delta’s director of Airport Customer Service Field Operations for the (eastern) region.

Delta offers Memphis customers nearly 200 peak-day departures to 66 nonstop destinations, including nonstop service to Amsterdam, by far more than any other airline. Delta began serving Memphis in 1934.

“We’re so pleased that Delta has afforded Memphis the opportunity to share our great city with its global customers,” said Mayor A C Wharton, Jr. “As they read about Memphis’ unique blend of musicians, philanthropists, and do-it-yourself innovators and entrepreneurs, we think they’ll realize that Memphis is one of the coolest cities in the world.”

Kevin Kane, President & CEO, Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau, adds, “We’re thrilled Delta is putting the spotlight on Memphis, and we welcome all travelers to get a taste of the city’s soul, the great influences of our heritage and the global impact our city has had on the world,” said. “This is an opportunity to share with Delta passengers how Memphis has grown as one of the most unique destinations in the world.“

“We are pleased that Delta Sky magazine is highlighting Memphis to a global audience,” said John W. Moore, President & CEO, Greater Memphis Chamber. “This is a valuable opportunity to reach millions of potential visitors and business men and women.”

Memphis International Airport is the largest cargo airport in the United States, and the second largest in the world.

Delta Air Lines carries more customers annually than any other airline, and Delta’s Sky magazine is the world’s most-read onboard magazine, reaching five million readers monthly with an average household income of $120,000. Aside from the distribution of Sky on all Delta flights, the economic development agencies and other business organizations will use copies toward other marketing efforts.

About Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year, and was named by Fortune magazine as
the most admired airline worldwide in its 2011 World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 338 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 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 and Alitalia. 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, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $2 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.