Delta Connection Adds Cincinnati to Florida

Delta Connection now offers customers seasonal daily nonstop jet service between Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE:DAL) Cincinnati hub and the Florida cities of Melbourne and Panama City. Delta Connection carrier Comair operates one round-trip flight to each city using the Bombardier CRJ regional jet through April 5, 2003.

Delta Connection carrier Comair also will add seasonal daily nonstop jet service Jan. 20 through April 4 between Cincinnati and the Florida cities of Fort Walton Beach and Tallahassee.

Delta Connection customers who have enjoyed weekend nonstop jet service between Cincinnati and Melbourne and Panama City now have the convenience of daily flights during the busy winter travel season. The additional seasonal service will increase the schedule to two daily flights between Cincinnati and Tallahassee.

“With higher demand for service to Florida during the winter, these flights allow Delta Connection to provide more flight selections and enhanced convenience for our customers,” said Fred Buttrell, president and chief executive officer of Delta Connection, Inc.

Customers at Delta’s hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport have a convenient choice of more than 540 flights a day to 118 domestic and international cities, including Orlando and other cities throughout Florida.


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.

Delta Connection carriers include Delta’s 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 280 regional jets throughout North America. For more information, please contact Delta Reservations, 1-800-221-1212, or visit