Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will introduce expanded Delta Connection service featuring Bombardier CRJ regional jets at Shreveport early next year.
The new schedule will feature nonstop Delta Connection service to three Delta hubs:
—expands service to Atlanta to five nonstop flights daily on Jan. 31, 2003, operated by Delta Connection carriers Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) and Comair; introduces nonstop service to Cincinnati on Jan. 31, 2003, operated by Delta Connection carrier Comair; continues three nonstop flights daily to Dallas/Ft. Worth, operated by ASA.
Delta Connection will introduce one nonstop flight to Cincinnati on Jan. 31, 2003, and expects to add a second flight by summer 2003.
“These service enhancements increase the number of jet flights offered at Shreveport by almost 30 percent. Our customers, especially business travelers, tell us that frequency of service and access to our worldwide network via our hubs are very important to them,” said Subodh Karnik, Delta’s senior vice president - Network and Revenue Management.
With the new schedule, all flights at Shreveport will be Delta Connection flights, operated by Delta’s wholly owned subsidiaries ASA and Comair. The customer-friendly CRJ aircraft offers passengers a two-by-two seating configuration with no middle seats.
“Shreveport holds a special place in Delta’s history as one of the cities served when Delta introduced passenger service in 1929, and the decision to change our service there to all Delta Connection flights was not made easily,” Karnik said. “The Delta Connection schedule better matches capacity to demand, while improving the nonstop service patterns for customers to our hubs.”
Delta Air Lines, the world’s second largest carrier in terms of passengers carried and the U.S. airline with the most transatlantic destinations, offers 5,843 flights each day to 426 destinations in 76 countries on Delta, Delta Express, Delta Shuttle, Delta Connection and Delta’s worldwide partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. For more information, please go to delta.com.