SANTA FE, N.M., July 24, 2007 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) customers looking to reach Taos, New Mexico’s legendary ski slopes or to enjoy a quaint Santa Fe bed and breakfast will find it more convenient this winter when Delta introduces its first-ever nonstop flights between Santa Fe, N.M. and the airline’s western gateways at Los Angeles and Salt Lake City, effective Dec. 10*. These flights are the latest additions in a series of new non-stop domestic destinations served by Delta and Delta Connection carriers in the western U.S.
“We look forward to offering Santa Fe residents nonstop service to Delta’s two Western gateways and providing convenient connecting service to more than 330 destinations," said Bob Cortelyou, Delta’s senior vice president – Network Planning. “This new service is another step in our ongoing effort to improve connections between communities throughout the western U.S. and the world.”
With the new flights, Santa Fe residents will for the first time be connected to a global network of more than 330 destinations in 57 countries offered by Delta and the Delta Connection carriers – more destinations served by any airline in the world.
“This is great news for the people of Santa Fe,” said Mayor David Cross. “Santa Fe is a great place to live, visit and do business. Delta’s service to and from Santa Fe will open new doors for economic development and serve as a convenient travel option for Santa Feans. I commend our airport staff for this accomplishment and welcome Delta to the community.”
Delta Connection carrier ExpressJet Airlines will operate the new routes beginning Dec. 10, 2007, with quiet and comfortable 50-seat Embraer regional jet aircraft. Customers may purchase tickets for the flights beginning today as follows:
Delta’s new nonstop service between Los Angeles and Santa Fe
|7715**||Santa Fe at 8 a.m.||Los Angeles at 8:59 a.m.||Daily||ExpressJet|
|7714||Los Angeles at 6 p.m.||Santa Fe at 8:59 p.m.||Daily||ExpressJet|
Delta’s new nonstop service between Salt Lake City and Santa Fe
|7710**||Santa Fe at 6:30 a.m.||Salt Lake City at 7:55 a.m.||Daily||ExpressJe|
|7707||Santa Fe at 1:15 p.m.||Salt Lake City at 2:40 p.m.||Daily||ExpressJet|
|7707||Salt Lake City at 11:20 a.m.||Santa Fe at 12:45 p.m.||Daily||ExpressJet|
|7709||Salt Lake City at 7:15 p.m.||Santa Fe at 8:45 p.m.||Daily||ExpressJet|
Currently, Delta and Delta Connection customers flying to and from Santa Fe would be connected to the world via***:
- 373 peak-day nonstop departures to 114 destinations from Salt Lake City, Delta largest Western hub;
- 102 peak-day nonstop departures to 50 domestic and international markets from Delta’s fast-growing Los Angeles gateway;
- Connecting service to Atlanta where Delta operates the world’s largest airline hub with 1,062 peak-day non-stop departures to 257 destinations, including 80 international destinations
This new service also will make it easier for visitors to experience vibrant Santa Fe – The City Different – and its many attractions. For skiers and winter sports enthusiasts, Santa Fe is just a short drive from world-renowned Taos ski resort and its snow-filled slopes. Nestled in the foothills of the Rockies and averaging 325 days of sunshine, Santa Fe is a world-renowned travel destination full of history, heritage, arts and culture. Visitors can attend a Pueblo dance, shop the celebrated Farmer's Market, raft the Rio Grande, hike into the glorious wilderness, learn to paint outdoors, cook a New Mexican feast and master a yoga pose. Santa Fe also provides quick access to northern New Mexico and its many must-see destinations, including Native American pueblos and Bandelier National Monument.
Delta Air Lines offers customers service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 333 destinations in 57 countries. With more than 60 new international routes introduced in the last year, Delta has added more international capacity than all other U.S. airlines combined and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 36 trans-Atlantic destinations. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers nearly 700 weekly flights to more than 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 479 worldwide destinations in 105 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.
*New service subject to FAA government approval
*** Based on July 2007 schedule