Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson Issues Statement on Lease Extension at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

/PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) CEO Richard Anderson yesterday issued the following statement announcing an agreement with the City of Atlanta to extend its lease at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport through 2017.

"Delta is pleased to have reached an agreement with the City of Atlanta on a lease extension at Hartsfield-Jackson that will maintain the airport's position as the leading airport in the world and ensure the continued growth of air service in Atlanta.

"Atlanta and Delta are successful because we have worked hand-in-hand for nearly 70 years to distinguish our hometown airport as one known for its convenience, efficiency and competitive costs. We have been fortunate to work with a long line of visionary leaders including Mayors Hartsfield, Young, Jackson and Franklin who understood that Atlanta's economic prosperity and growth is directly tied to Hartsfield-Jackson's more than $20 billion annual economic impact.

"We look forward to working with the city administration and the city council on finalizing the legislation and moving forward with the development of the Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. International Terminal."

The agreement is subject to the finalization of definitive documents and approval by the Atlanta City Council and Delta's Board of Directors.

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