YUMA, ARIZ., Aug. 14, 2007 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will make travel to and from southern Arizona more comfortable and convenient with the addition of two daily nonstop jet flights between Yuma and Salt Lake City International Airport, effective Dec. 17, 2007. Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines will operate the new service using quiet and comfortable 50-seat Bombardier regional jets and will become the only airline to offer customers nonstop connections between Yuma and Salt Lake City – one of the largest and fastest growing airline hubs in the west.

“Our new service will bring the world to Yuma, where they will experience the city’s tremendous residential and economic growth, strategic military facilities and vacation-friendly climate," said Bob Cortelyou, Delta’s senior vice president – Network Planning. “We also look forward to offering Yuma residents convenient nonstop flights to Salt Lake City – one of our largest hubs – and connecting opportunities to more than 110 destinations.”

“This is great news for the people of Yuma,” said Mayor Larry Nelson. “Delta’s new service will generate economic development and employment opportunities, and provide us with one-stop access to hundreds of destinations. I commend our airport staff for securing this new service and welcome Delta to the community. We’re glad they’re here.”

Customers may purchase tickets for the new flights beginning today via delta.com and other ticketing channels, which are scheduled as follows:

Operated by
Yuma at 7:30 a.m. Salt Lake City at 9:15 a.m.
SkyWest Airlines
Yuma at 1:40 p.m. Salt Lake City at 3:25 p.m.
SkyWest Airlines
Salt Lake City at 11:20 a.m. Yuma at 1:10 p.m.
SkyWest Airlines
Salt Lake City at 9:05 p.m. Yuma at 10:55 p.m.
SkyWest Airlines
* Service begins Dec. 18, 2007

To celebrate Delta’s newest service, the airline is offering special introductory fares to and from Yuma. Tickets are available for purchase at delta.com or from a travel agent, but customers should act fast as introductory fares must be purchased by Sept. 6, 2007. Sample one-way introductory airfares (based on a round-trip purchase) are available between Yuma and many top U.S. destinations, including:

Salt Lake City $99
Chicago-O’Hare $99
Minneapolis/St. Paul $99
Portland, Ore. $99
Seattle $99
Boston $109
New York-JFK $109
Orlando $109
Philadelphia $109
Atlanta $129
Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply. Fares shown are available only for purchase on delta.com or from a travel agent. See below for more details.

With this new service, Delta and Delta Connection will offer Yuma customers access to the world via**:

  • 356 peak-day nonstop flights to 114 destinations in Alaska, Canada, Hawaii and the continental U.S. from Salt Lake City, where Delta is the largest carrier.
  • Connecting service to Atlanta where customers will have access to 1,011 peak-day nonstop departures to 249 destinations, including 75 international destinations.

Yuma is home to the busiest Marine Corps Air Station and one of the Corps’ premier aviation training bases – MCAS Yuma – as well as Yuma Proving Ground, one of the largest military facilities in the world. The city and southern Arizona also offer a wide array of easily accessible attractions and outdoor activities. The Colorado River winds through the city and provides a scenic backdrop of rugged mountain canyons and numerous lakes. And, the area’s clean, clear sky and low humidity guarantee great weather for outdoor activities and family fun. Visitors can enjoy a diverse selection of restaurants and shops, fantastic golf (Golf Digest ranks Yuma as one of the best golfing cities in the U.S.), tennis, fishing, boating, hunting, hiking, camping, swimming or sightseeing at many cultural and tourist attractions. The city also is located in one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S. and has been ranked as one of the top U.S. small cities for conducting business.


Delta Air Lines operates service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 328 destinations in 56 countries. Since 2005, Delta has added more international capacity than all other major U.S. airlines combined and is a leader across the Atlantic with flights to 36 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 600 weekly flights to nearly 60 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on nearly 15,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 481 worldwide destinations in 105 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.

** Based on August 2007 schedule

Restrictions: Fares shown are available for purchase only on delta.com or from your travel agent. Tickets cost $20 more if purchased from Delta over the telephone or at an airport or city ticket office, and this amount is nonrefundable. Travel agents may impose an additional service charge for ticketing. Tickets are non-transferable. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights or in all markets. Tickets: Fares shown are one-way. Round-trip purchase is required. Tickets must be purchased no later than by September 6, 2007. See delta.com for online ticket purchase requirements and restrictions. Travel Period: Travel may begin on or after December 17, 2007. Travel must be completed by March 13, 2008. Blackout Dates: Travel is not permitted December 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 2007, January 5, 6, February 15, 16, 18, 23, and 24, 2008. Fare Validity: Fares are valid in the Economy (Coach) cabin on Delta/Delta Connection carrier flights only. Minimum Stay: Three nights or Saturday night, whichever comes first. Maximum Stay: March 13, 2008. Cancellations/Refunds/Changes: Fares are nonrefundable. Delta may permit you to apply a portion of the fare value to future travel upon payment of applicable fees and fare difference, otherwise the ticket will have no value. Fees may apply for downgrades/reissues and itinerary changes. Delta may allow you to cancel certain electronic tickets until midnight of the day after purchase (or midnight of the departure date of the first flight, whichever comes first) without penalty if purchased at the time of reservation directly from Delta. Contact a Delta agent or visit delta.com for details. Taxes/Fees: Fares do not include a $3.40 Federal Excise Tax, Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $4.50 for each flight segment, or the September 11th Security Fee of up to $2.50 for each flight segment. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. These taxes and fees are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is purchased. Miscellaneous: Fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Offers subject to change and void where prohibited by law. Special offers issued at delta.com may not be applied to or combined with other Delta fares or offers. Other restrictions may apply. ©2007 Delta Air Lines, Inc.

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