Delta customers soon will have
more U.S. and international options thanks to new service beginning this
spring and summer. Delta will offer two new summer destinations from
Atlanta, the world’s largest hub, and one new destination from its Salt
Lake City hub. It will also begin point-to-point service in May between
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Nassau, Bahamas. The new service includes the following: * Non-stop daily flights between
Atlanta and Boise, Idaho, beginning June 1, operated with Boeing 737-800
aircraft; * Saturday-only summer season flights between Atlanta and
Jackson, Wyo., beginning June 4 and operated with Boeing 757 aircraft;
(Delta serves Jackson nonstop from Atlanta on Saturdays during the winter
peak season and daily from Salt Lake City on mainline service, as well as
flights operated by Delta Connection partner SkyWest.) * Non-stop daily
flights between Salt Lake City and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.—the first ever
between the two cities—beginning June 1, operated with 737-800 the
aircraft; and * Two non-stop daily flights between Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
and Nassau, Bahamas, beginning May 1 and operated by Delta Connection
carrier Chautauqua Airlines, using Embraer Regional Jet aircraft.
Customers in Atlanta or connecting in Atlanta now will be able to explore
Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, go whitewater rafting and
explore pristine Western landscapes more easily, thanks to non-stop
flights operating throughout the summer months. Business customers also
will benefit from the new Boise flights, since the city is home to many
corporations, including Boise-Cascade, Micron Technologies and Albertsons.
In addition, customers originating or connecting in Salt Lake City now
will have non-stop flights to Raleigh-Durham, thanks to Delta’s increased
hub reach. Finally, sun lovers in greater Fort Lauderdale will have a new,
convenient way to reach the island charms of Nassau.
“All the service Delta is announcing today represents new non-stop
markets, chosen because of customer demand,” said Doug Blissit, vice
president-Network Analysis. “Service from Atlanta to Boise provides easier
east-west connections for both business and leisure travelers, while our
Saturday-only service to Jackson recognizes an increased need for flights
when the slopes aren’t covered with snow.
“In addition, our first-ever non-stop service between Salt Lake City and
Raleigh-Durham links a growing business market to a growing hub. And
finally, our point-to-point flights between Fort Lauderdale and Nassau
will serve growing demand between these two sunny destinations.”