Delta Air Lines this winter will add two new routes from its fastest growing domestic hub with new daily nonstop service between Salt Lake City and Winnipeg, Canada and Guadalajara, Mexico. Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines will offer customers two daily nonstop round-trip flights between Salt Lake City and Winnipeg, effective Jan. 8, 2007. Delta also was awarded Department of Transportation approval for its three-times weekly service between Salt Lake City and Guadalajara, starting Dec. 2, 2006.
“We’re pleased to provide customers with convenient nonstop service from Delta’s fastest growing domestic hub to Manitoba’s capital and Mexico’s second largest city,” said Bob Cortelyou, vice president, Network Planning at Delta. “With the addition of these two markets, our Salt Lake City hub will offer customers access to 105 cities, further solidifying Salt Lake City’s position as one of the largest airline hubs in the West in terms of destination served.”
The new service to Winnipeg marks Delta’s first-ever service to this growing Canadian market and the airline’s 11th destination in Canada. To Mexico, Delta’s service between Salt Lake City and Guadalajara complements existing daily flights from Atlanta and Los Angeles, in addition to Delta service between the United States and 10 other Mexican destinations.
To celebrate the new service, Delta is offering special introductory fares for customers traveling between Winnipeg and various U.S. destinations, and between Salt Lake City and Guadalajara. Customers should act fast, however, as these discounted fares must be purchased no later than Oct. 9 and 17, 2006, for Guadalajara and Winnipeg, respectively.
Salt Lake City is Delta’s fastest growing domestic hub in terms of destinations served. Since fall 2005, Delta has added or announced flights to nearly 30 new nonstop destinations from Salt Lake City, including the airline’s 100th destination from Salt Lake City in March 2006. Salt Lake City is Delta’s largest gateway to Hawaii, is the only Delta hub to offer customers year-round service to Alaska and is a growing gateway to Mexico with nonstop service to Cancun, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan. Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer Salt Lake City customers more than 330 peak-day departures to 103 nonstop destinations.