Delta announced Tuesday morning that the airline will begin service between the airline’s hub at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) and El Paso, Texas, beginning October 1. The flight will be operated by a CRJ-900 aircraft.
“Transportation is essential to a growing community such as ours, we welcome the investments that our airline partners are making in El Paso to improve the connectivity of our great city,” Mayor Dee Margo said.
This new service is in addition to Delta’s thrice-daily departures from El Paso (ELP) to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta (ATL).
|ELP at 8:15 a.m.||SLC at 10:15 a.m.|
|SLC at 8:05 p.m.||ELP at 10:25 p.m.|
The CRJ-900 aircraft is operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines with 12 seats in first class, 20 in Comfort+, and 44 in the main cabin. Inflight entertainment is provided including Wi-Fi and streaming entertainment through Delta Studio.
“The timing of Delta’s inaugural nonstop service from SLC to El Paso couldn’t be better,” said Bill Wyatt, Executive Director — Salt Lake City International Airport. “This new service is just in time for visitors to enjoy Utah’s fall splendor and to plan a winter vacation to ski the greatest snow on earth.”
Expansion out of Boston
In addition, Delta is adding its 50th nonstop destination to Las Vegas (LAS) from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) this October. The flight will be operating daily with a Boeing 737-800 aircraft. With this new flight, Delta will operate flights from Boston Logan to 33 domestic and 17 international destinations.
|BOS at 08:15 a.m.||LAS at 11:10 a.m.|
|LAS at 11:15 a.m.||BOS at 7:20 p.m.|
“Logan Airport serves millions of passengers each year and we are always looking to open up new opportunities for travelers,” said Massport Director of Aviation Ed Freni. “We are excited about this new route and bringing more options to passengers through Delta’s increased service.”
“We are thrilled that our partners at Delta Air Lines continue to expand service to Las Vegas and look forward to continued success with this new nonstop route from Boston,” said Brig Lawson, Senior Director of Industry Relations for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “With more than $17 billion in development of new resorts, attractions and convention space, we are excited to welcome new visitors from around the world to experience the next evolution of Las Vegas.”
Delta’s Boeing 737-800 seats 16 in First Class, 36 in Comfort+, and 108 in main cabin.
This additional flight to Boston demonstrates Delta’s continued investment in the city. This summer, Delta will be operating 112 peak day departures, an increase of 19 departures from summer of 2017. Delta is adding additional flights to business markets as well starting this summer from Boston to cities such as Nashville, Atlanta, Seattle, and others.