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Delta Air Lines: 80 Years of Serving Montreal

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/27/14 -- Editors Note: Photos for this release will be available on the Canadian Press picture wire via Marketwired.

Aeroports de Montreal (ADM) and Delta Air Lines today celebrated Delta's 80th anniversary of providing service to Montreal.

"We are very pleased to celebrate Delta Air Lines' contribution to Montreal's air service over the past eight decades," said ADM President and Chief Executive Officer James Cherry. "Delta is today one of Montreal-Trudeau airport's key partners, and its presence is still growing, as shown by its 30% seat capacity increase since 2010."

"We are very grateful and honoured to serve travelers from the Montreal area for the past 80 years. Montreal is a strategic market for us where we currently offer up to 16 daily flights to our hub cities in the USA connecting our passengers to destinations all over the world." commented Delta Air Lines / KLM / Air France / Alitalia Canada Sales General Manager Adeline Piekham-Hsieh.

Delta Air Lines began operations in Montreal under the name Boston-Maine Airways on March 20, 1934, with its inaugural flight to Boston. The 10-passenger aircraft took almost three hours to reach its final destination, with three stops in Vermont (Burlington, Montpelier and White River Junction) and two in New Hampshire (Manchester and Concord).

Today, Delta and its affiliates provide Montreal passengers with 116 weekly flights to five major American airports (Detroit, New York-LaGuardia, New York-John F. Kennedy, Atlanta and Minneapolis).

Delta Air Lines serves nearly 165 million customers each year and provides service to 322 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 people worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita.

Aeroports de Montreal is the local airport authority that has been responsible for the management, operation and development of Montreal-Trudeau and Montreal-Mirabel international airports since 1992. The Corporation employs more than 650 people at the two airports.

For more information about Aeroports de Montreal and its operations, please visit our website at

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Christiane Beaulieu
Vice-President, Public Affairs and Communications
514 394-7304

Delta Airlines Corporate Communications
United States

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