ATLANTA, Nov. 14, 2007 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will offer customers more choices for a ski vacation beginning Feb. 16 with new Saturday seasonal service between the slopes of Aspen/Snowmass, Colo. and the world’s largest airline hub in Atlanta.
Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines will operate the new flights using the Bombardier CRJ 700 aircraft. Delta is the only airline to offer nonstop service from the East and provides convenient connecting service from around the world to Aspen/Snowmass.
“Ski aficionados will now have easier access to one of the world’s most popular ski destinations,” said Bob Cortelyou, Delta’s senior vice president of network planning. “We are proud to be able to offer East Coast access to Aspen/Snowmass famous for downhill skiing and four fantastic mountains.”
“The fact that Delta Air Lines is initiating a nonstop flight from Atlanta is the most exciting airline news I’ve had the pleasure of reporting in my 12 years here,” said Bill Tomcich, president of central reservations agency Stay Aspen Snowmass, and the resort’s primary airline liaison. “Not only will this be the first commercial flight offered into Aspen/Snowmass nonstop from the Eastern Time Zone, but it will also provide connections to the East Coast and international markets.”
Flights to Delta’s ski destinations, including its new service to Aspen/Snowmass, are now available for sale to customers on delta.com. Delta’s new service from Atlanta to Aspen/Snowmass will complement daily service from Salt Lake City and will operate based on the following schedule:
Delta’s new service* between Atlanta and Aspen/Snowmass, effective Feb. 16, 2007
|4093||Atlanta at 1:55 p.m.||Aspen/Snowmass at 4:35 p.m.||Saturdays|
|4094||Aspen/Snowmass at 8:00 a.m.||Atlanta at 1:15 p.m.||Saturdays|
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