Delta Offers Cure for Winter Blues

26th Nov 2002

DALLAS/FT. WORTH, Nov. 26, 2002—Delta Connection will offer customers weekend round-trip jet service between Dallas/Fort Worth and five popular Florida and Mississippi destinations beginning Feb. 1, 2003. Delta Connection carriers Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Comair and SkyWest Airlines will operate the service with Bombardier CRJ regional jets.

Delta Connection will offer three nonstop, round-trip flights between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and the cities of Panama City, Fla., and Gulfport/Biloxi, Miss. Customers will have a choice of two nonstop, round-trip flights each between Dallas/Fort Worth and Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Fla., and an additional round-trip flight serving Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

The new service will be available for sale beginning Nov. 27, 2002.

“This expanded Delta Connection service at Dallas/Ft. Worth represents a significant enhancement in our ability to connect travelers directly to the South’s most popular beach destinations more frequently and conveniently than ever before,” said Fred Buttrell, president and chief executive officer of Delta Connection, Inc.

Delta Connection includes Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) wholly owned subsidiaries Atlantic Southeast Airlines and Comair, additional regional carriers Atlantic Coast Airlines, Chautauqua Airlines and SkyWest Airlines, and codeshare partner American Eagle (in California). Delta Connection carriers operate more than 270 regional jets throughout North America. For more information, please visit




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