Delta Connection Starts Orlando Service

2nd Jul 2003

COLUMBIA, S.C., July 2, 2003—Delta Connection today launches daily nonstop jet service between Columbia, S.C., and Orlando with special ceremonies at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Delta Connection carrier Chautauqua Airlines now operates one round-trip flight daily with Embraer regional jets.

“With this new route, Delta (NYSE: DAL), Delta Connection and Song now serve a total of 28 cities with nonstop service to Florida,” said Fred Buttrell, president and chief executive officer, Delta Connection, Inc. “Our convenient jet service appeals to business and leisure customers who want to travel to Orlando, Florida’s most popular destination.”

Delta Connection carrier Chautauqua Airlines operates 37- and 50-seat Embraer regional jets designed for customer comfort, featuring large overhead bins and one-by-two seating, with no middle seats.

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 350 regional jets throughout North America. For more information, please visit




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