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Delta to fly Atlantic City, Atlanta

New non-stop service between Delta’s largest hub in Atlanta and the Atlantic City International Airport will start on June 8.Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines will offer customers one daily round-trip flight between the two cities featuring the Bombardier CRJ200 jet aircraft.

“In 2006 Delta is continuing to aggressively transform our network to expand into new or underserved routes where our customers want to visit or do business,” said Bob Cortelyou, Delta’s vice president of Network Planning.

“The reach and convenience of our Atlanta hub will make it easier for customers from most any point on the globe to enjoy the charm, fine dining and world-class entertainment that the Jersey shore has to offer this summer.”

The new flights will connect customers from nearly 200 worldwide destinations via Atlanta to and from Atlantic City and supplement existing year-round service offered from Delta’s Cincinnati hub. Atlantic City officials estimate that the city hosts more than 33 million visitors annually who come to experience everything from casinos to trade shows to sporting events

“The future just got brighter for Atlantic City International Airport and the travelers it serves,” said South Jersey Transportation Authority Chairman Frank Spencer. “This new service, connecting Atlantic City to the world’s largest airport, offers greater accessibility for travelers to our exciting regional destinations and excellent connectivity for our outbound market.”