Delta Airlines daily Atlanta flights on cards
Delta Airlines returns to Atlanta after six years.
BY OUR AVIATION CORRESPONDENT
March 28, 2006
Delta Airlines is planning to begin non-stop flights to Atlanta 's New Castle County Airport this summer, under its regional strategy to offer flights to locations in greater Philadelphia region. This is of significance to New Castle County Airport, as commercial flights are returning to the airport after a six-year absence.
Delta Airlines has announced it will start a daily flight to Atlanta out of Atlantic City, and will add four daily flights to New York from Philadelphia. The airline currently operates 17 flights to three US cities.
Delta Airlines intends to operate 40-seat Bombardier CRJ jets, aged between six and seven years. It will offer introductory round-trip ticket fares to Atlanta for $258, and special round-trip ticket fares, starting at $158, to Orlando , Florida, New Orleans , Dallas, Houston and San Diego, connecting through Atlanta .
According to Delta Airlines, the move to New Castle was part of a regional strategy to offer flights from more locations in the greater Philadelphia region. "People want access to flights close to their homes and from airports that are easy to get in and out of," she said.
Delta Airlines had earlier filed for filed for bankruptcy protection in September and expects to emerge out of it in 2007. At present, New Castle County Airport only handles chartered flights, after many of the commercial aircraft shut their operations, citing mounting losses.