Mar 01, 2011 at 02:25 PM
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Cardinals Sign 1-Year Deal With Delta

The St. Louis Cardinals will fly Delta Air Lines this season in a one-year deal that makes Delta the team's official airline. Terms of the deal, which also makes Delta the Cardinals' exclusive charter airline, were not released.

"As an airline whose service in St. Louis dates to 1934, we're honored to be partnering with the St. Louis Cardinals, a team with one of the richest histories in baseball," said Hank Halter, Delta's senior vice president and chief financial officer. "This new partnership demonstrates Delta's ongoing commitment to St. Louis as we continue to invest in the market."

"We're proud of our new partnership with Delta, which has demonstrated its commitment to St. Louis with its growing presence here," said William DeWitt III, the President of the St. Louis Cardinals. "We look forward to a long and successful partnership with Delta."

Delta will be featured on signs and scoreboards at Busch Stadium during Cardinals' home games, and will highlight its partnership with the team and fans on "Delta Day," on June 23rd as the Cardinals take on the Phillies at Busch Stadium.

Delta is transporting the team and staff on Boeing 757 aircraft for all road games and Delta employees at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport will wear Cardinals caps and logos as they serve the airline's customers. Delta traces its history in St. Louis to 1934, when Chicago & Southern Air Lines began flights at Lambert Field.

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