NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Customers traveling in Economy Class on Delta Air Lines' (NYSE:DAL) domestic flights to or from its hub at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport for a limited time can enjoy a discounted one-way fare of $45* for US Helicopter Airport Shuttle Service. (*Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply; additional details are listed below.)
This promotional offer is valid for tickets purchased after Sept. 1 for travel through Oct. 31, 2008 and is a savings off of the published fare of $159*. Complimentary** US Helicopter service between JFK and Manhattan is available year-round to Delta BusinessElite customers. (**Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply; additional details are listed below.)
Delta's on-the-go travelers enjoy unrivaled benefits from US Helicopter service including:
* Eight-minute(1) travel time between New York City Heliports in Midtown and Downtown Manhattan and JFK, with flights operating 27 times daily; * Federally regulated TSA security clearance at NYC Heliports before arriving at JFK for departing flights; customers land inside the secure area of JFK, which means TSA security screening is not required again at the airport; * Convenient check-in and boarding passes to final destinations (for both domestic and international travelers departing from and arriving in Manhattan); and * Baggage check to final destination (for passengers traveling to and from Manhattan).
US Helicopter operates 27 daily flights, Monday through Friday, connecting the Downtown Manhattan Heliport near Wall Street and the East 34th Street Heliport in Midtown Manhattan with Delta's Terminal 3, Gate 11 at JFK. Customers can book via delta.com, through Delta Reservations at (800) 221-1212, or through a travel agent. A one-way flight on US Helicopter is complimentary when purchasing eligible First class, Business Class or unrestricted Economy tickets. Excluding this promotion, the cost is $159 one-way for customers traveling in Economy Class with restricted tickets.
US Helicopter (OTCBB:USHP) is the first scheduled airline helicopter service between Manhattan, JFK and Newark Airports in more than two decades. Presently, US Helicopter operates 260 weekly flights to/from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, Atlantic Metroport at East 34th Street, JFK International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, as well as service to/from Downtown Manhattan Heliport and Bridgeport Sikorsky Memorial Airport serving Fairfield and New Haven counties.
Founded in 2003, US Helicopter provides scheduled, reliable, fast and affordable helicopter transportation designed to meet the needs of time-sensitive business travelers. All flights utilize state-of-the-art Sikorsky S-76 helicopters configured for eight passengers and staffed with two pilots. US Helicopter Scheduled Airline Service is designed for business travelers. "because you're too important to wait." For more information, visit www.flyush.com.
Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 290 destinations in 60 countries. Delta has added more international capacity than any major U.S. airline during the last two years and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 44 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers 288 weekly flights to 42 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 16,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 500 worldwide destinations in 105 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and flight status at delta.com.
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Terms and Conditions:
Fares available at delta.com. Tickets cost $25 more if purchased from Delta over the phone, or at a Delta ticket counter, and this amount is nonrefundable. Tickets cost $25 more if purchased from USH over the phone.
* The USH nonrefundable fare shown includes Federal Tax of 7.5%. The following fees are not included: Federal segment fees of up to $7.00, Sept. 11th security fee of up to $5.00, and passenger facility charges of up to $4.50.
**Complimentary USH ticket requires payment of Federal segment fees of up to $7.00, September 11th security fee of up to $5.00, and passenger facility charges of up to $4.50.
Discounted one-way rate of $45 is valid for tickets purchased on DL code with fare basis beginning with B, M or H and valid for Domestic and International flights originating or terminating at the heliport (TSS, JRB) traveling via JFK. Offer valid for tickets purchased on or after Sept. 1, 2008 through Oct. 31, 2008. Valid for travel Sept. 1, 2008 through Oct. 31, 2008. Origin or termination point must be JRB or TSS, via JFK. Complimentary one-way or round-trip helicopter service is included when purchasing a qualifying round trip or one way Premium ticket (designated by fare basis code beginning with F, A, J, D or Y) on Delta (DL) booked nonstop flights connecting to the helicopter via JFK. Offers not valid for point to point fares between JRB or TSS and JFK. If adding a helicopter segment to an itinerary which has already been ticketed, the fare must be recalculated from origin to destination including the heliport (JRB, TSS) and the ticket must be reissued subject to any applicable fees or charges. Seats are limited. Code share flights are eligible when booked as a Delta (DL) flight. Additional restrictions may apply. Offers subject to change without notice. Helicopter service is available only on weekdays (excluding holidays).
(1) Average actual flight time is eight minutes or less.
CONTACT: US Helicopter Marketing Dept. 212-922-1366 Delta Air Lines, Inc. Corporate Communications 404-715-2554
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