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:
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