Delta Connection Expands Jet Service Between Salt Lake City and Austin

21st Jun 2002

SALT LAKE CITY, June 20, 2002—Delta Connection will offer customers four additional daily nonstop, round-trip jet flights beginning Aug. 1, 2002, between Salt Lake City and the cities of Austin, Texas; Great Falls and Bozeman, Mont.; and Phoenix, Ariz. Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines (NASDAQ:SKYW) will operate the new flights with the popular Bombardier CRJ200 regional jet.

With the new service, customers will enjoy the convenience of eight daily nonstop Delta Connection flights between Salt Lake City and Phoenix. Delta (NYSE:DAL) and Delta Connection will provide two nonstop flights between Salt Lake City and Austin, five between Bozeman and Salt Lake City, and four between Great Falls and Salt Lake City.

“The additional flights provide more schedule choices and more seats for our customers, with better access to more than 297 Delta and Delta Connection flights operated through our Salt Lake City hub,” said Fred Buttrell, president and chief executive officer, Delta Connection, Inc.

Known for convenience, comfort and speed, Bombardier CRJs feature a comfortable two-by-two seating arrangement; every seat is an aisle or window, with no middle seats. The plane can cruise at 530 mph at altitudes as high as 41,000 feet, and is recognized as one of the quietest commercial aircraft in the world.

Delta Connection includes wholly owned subsidiaries Atlantic Southeast Airlines and Comair, additional regional carriers Atlantic Coast Airlines, Chautauqua Airlines and SkyWest Airlines. Delta Connection carriers operate more than 250 regional jets throughout North America. For more information, please contact Delta Reservations, 1-800-221-1212, or visit




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