CINCINNATI, Oct. 8, 2007 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will offer customers in Cape Girardeau, Mo., Jackson, Tenn., and Owensboro, Ky. their first nonstop access to Delta’s global network of destinations beginning Nov. 18 with new nonstop service between their hometowns and Delta’s second-largest hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Delta Connection® carrier Big Sky Airlines will operate the new flights using 19-seat Beechcraft 1900D aircraft, featuring stand-up cabins.
“Delta is pleased to be expanding the choices offered to our customers by providing service to customers in three communities where there is a critical need for air service,” said David Bishko, Delta’s staff vice president of Alliances. “Delta’s flights to Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Owensboro will reconnect three fast-growing heartland communities to the world with convenient connections to an expansive network of domestic and international destinations via our convenient and efficient Cincinnati hub.”
At the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport passengers will have connecting opportunities to more than 400 peak-day departures to 112 nonstop destinations.
In each market, Delta Connection carrier Big Sky will initially operate one to two daily round-trip flights timed for convenient connections to and from Cincinnati.
”Big Sky is excited to be expanding its relationship with Delta by beginning service to the Cincinnati hub,” said Fred deLeeuw, Big Sky president. “We look forward to bringing to Cincinnati our same commitment to providing customers with the safe, reliable service Big Sky has been known for over its 29 years of operation. The communities of Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Owensboro have been without air service for a number of months. This new service connecting to Delta’s phenomenal hub and facility in Cincinnati will provide a platform for connections to the world.”
Flights will be available for sale to customers today at delta.com and via other ticketing channels, based on the following flight schedules:
Delta’s new service* between Cape Girardeau and Cincinnati, effective November 18, 2007
|GQ 3652||Cape Girardeau at 1:45 p.m.||Cincinnati at 4:10 p.m.||Daily except Sunday|
|GQ 3654||Cape Girardeau at 5:35 p.m.||Cincinnati at 8:00 p.m.||Daily except Saturday|
|GQ 3651||Cincinnati at 1:00 p.m.||Cape Girardeau at 1:25 p.m.||Daily except Sunday|
|GQ 3653||Cincinnati at 4:50 p.m.||Cape Girardeau at 5:15 p.m.||Daily except Saturday|
Delta’s new service* between Owensboro and Cincinnati, effective November 18, 2007
|GQ 3662||Owensboro at 6:15 a.m.||Cincinnati at 8:10 a.m.||Daily except Sunday|
|GQ 3662||Owensboro at 6:30 a.m.||Cincinnati at 8:25 a.m.||Sunday only|
|GQ 3661||Cincinnati at 8:35 p.m.||Owensboro at 8:30 p.m.||Daily|
Delta’s new service* between Jackson and Cincinnati, effective November 18, 2007
|GQ 3656||Jackson at 9:45 a.m.||Cincinnati at 12:15 p.m.||Daily except Sunday|
|GQ 3656||Jackson at 9:50 a.m.||Cincinnati at 12:20 p.m.||Sunday only|
|GQ 3655||Cincinnati at 8:55 a.m.||Jackson at 9:25 a.m.||Daily|
Big Sky Airlines provides scheduled air service to 27 communities in the United States and Canada. Big Sky operates as a Delta Connection carrier for Delta Air Lines from Boston with service to 12 cities and in the west Big Sky operates daily scheduled flights to 15 cities. Big Sky Transportation Co. is a wholly owned subsidiary of MAIR Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAIR).
Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection® flights to 310 destinations in 54 countries. Since 2005, Delta has added more international capacity than all other major U.S. airlines combined and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 36 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 400 weekly flights to 53 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 475 worldwide destinations in 104 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com