CINCINNATI, Aug. 14, 2003—Delta Connection will offer customers additional jet service between Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and Louisville, Ky., andÊ more weekend nonstop jet service between Cincinnati and the cities of Huntsville, Ala., and Sarasota, Fla., effective Oct. 1. Delta Connection carrier Comair will operate the new flights with Bombardier CRJ regional jets.
With the new service, Delta and Delta Connection will serve Cincinnati and Louisville with 11 daily round-trip jet flights. The new weekend service complements five daily round-trip Delta Connection flights currently offered between Cincinnati and Huntsville and three round-trip flights to Sarasota.
“Our customers, especially business travelers, appreciate the convenience of having a selection of flight times to help meet the demands of their busy schedules,” said Fred Buttrell, president and chief executive officer, Delta Connection Inc. “Customers traveling through Delta’s hub in Cincinnati may choose from more than 570 daily departures to 121 non-stop domestic and international destinations.”
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 350 regional jets throughout North America.