ATLANTA, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has teamed up with the Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Greater Omaha Chamber to highlight all that the Omaha area has to offer to Delta's business and leisure travelers.
The October issue of Delta Air Lines' award-winning Sky magazine features a 29-page section on Omaha, showcasing pertinent information and articles on the city's premier business climate, the healthcare industry, higher education, lifestyle and entertainment. Well-known Omaha natives and residents also were interviewed for the issue, including Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle, Susie Buffett chairman of The Sherwood Foundation and daughter of Warren Buffett, award-winning filmmaker Alexander Payne and Jim Clifton, chairman of the Gallup Organization.
"Omaha is a valuable part of Delta's global network and we're excited to be able to showcase the area to so many of our customers," said Wade Wells, Delta's Omaha station manager.
Delta currently operates 26 nonstop daily flights to eight destinations from OMA, including its hubs in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Salt Lake City, as well as nonstop service to New York-LaGuardia and Washington-Reagan National Airport.
"We thank Delta for putting a spotlight on Omaha and consider this special feature an invitation for travelers to experience the city's culturally charged art scene, energetic sports atmosphere and world-class attractions," said Dana Markel, executive director of the Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau. "An opportunity to reach five million Delta passengers gives our city a chance to show how Omaha has grown as a destination."
"We are delighted that Delta Air Lines selected Omaha as its feature city in Sky magazine," said David G. Brown, Greater Omaha Chamber president and CEO. "This certainly enhances our ongoing efforts to promote Greater Omaha's pro-business climate to the world and allows us to showcase the results of more than $3.3 billion in capital investment since 2004."
Delta Air Lines carries more customers annually than any other airline, and Delta's Sky magazine is the world's most-read onboard magazine, reaching an estimated five million readers monthly with an average household income of $125,000. Aside from the distribution of the supplement on all the Delta carriers, the economic development agencies and other business organizations will be given hundreds of run-off copies to use toward other marketing efforts.
About Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year, and was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in its 2011 World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 338 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $2 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.
A portion of travel for some itineraries may be on the Delta Connection® carriers Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Comair, Compass Airlines, Mesaba, Shuttle America and SkyWest.
SOURCE Delta Air Lines