Delta Goes Atlantic City from Boston/Washington

20th Dec 2002

Delta Connection will offer customers weekend round-trip jet service between Atlantic City and Boston’s Logan International Airport and between Atlantic City and Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., effective Jan. 31, 2003. Delta Connection carrier Comair will operate the flights between Atlantic City and Boston using Bombardier CRJ regional jets. Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Coast Airlines will operate the service between Atlantic City and Washington, D.C. with Fairchild 328JET regional jets.

Customers traveling between Washington and Atlantic City will have the choice of a Friday evening flight from Washington to Atlantic City, with a return trip from Atlantic City to Washington on Saturday morning. Customers also will be offered the convenience of one round-trip flight on both Saturday and Sunday between Washington and Atlantic City. Customers flying between Boston and Atlantic City will have the choice of one round-trip flight a day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“Delta Connection’s weekend service will give customers in the Washington and Boston regions a convenient jet link to Atlantic City’s abundant array of convention facilities and entertainment venues,” said Fred Buttrell, president and chief executive officer of Delta Connection, Inc.

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

The 32-seat Fairchild 328JET is built for customer comfort, with a surprisingly wide cabin and aisles that offer customers ample space while they travel. The aircraft has an all-leather interior and one-by-two seating, with no middle seats.


Delta Connection carriers include Delta’s (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, visit



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