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DELTA TO BEGIN NONSTOP JET SERVICE TO ATLANTA FROM AVP
NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
June 16, 2011

Contact:
Barry J. Centini, (570) 602-2000


Avoca, PA - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport announced today that Delta Air Lines will offer customers daily jet service to its hub in Atlanta, beginning September 7, 2011.  Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines will operate the nonstop, round-trip flights daily using the 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet.

Customers traveling to Delta's international hub at Atlanta/Hartsfield International Airport have a convenient choice of 1,011 daily flights to 219 domestic and international destinations, including cities in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

"Our new nonstop service to Atlanta will provide our Wilkes-Barre/Scranton customers with convenient one-stop service to points around the globe, offering a host of new travel choices for both business and leisure travelers," said Joe Esposito, Delta's Managing Director - Domestic Network Planning.

"We look forward to the initiation of this service by Delta Connection and the benefits it will bring to Northeastern Pennsylvania," said Stephen Urban, Chairman, Bi-County Airport Board.

Barry Centini, Airport Director, said, "Atlanta service has been our number one priority. We are really excited to have Delta Connection provide this service to our area business and leisure air travelers."

Customers can continue to utilize the three jet flights daily from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport to Detroit.  Customers traveling to Delta's hub at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport have a convenient choice of 561 daily flights to 139 domestic and international cities.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to Atlanta (AVP-ATL) (Effective 9/7/11):

Flight #
Departs AVP
Arrives ATL
Frequency
Aircraft
4970
5:22 PM
7:42 PM
Daily
50-Seat Canadair Regional Jet

Atlanta to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (ATL-AVP) (Effective 9/7/11):

Flight #
Departs ATL
Arrives AVP
Frequency
Aircraft
4970
2:45 PM
4:50 PM
Daily
50-Seat Canadair Regional Jet

About Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport:
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) is your gateway to Northeastern Pennsylvania, offering area travelers over 40 daily arrivals and departures to six major hubs, with one-stop service to hundreds of destinations worldwide. Air service is provided by the following airlines: American Eagle (Chicago-O'Hare); Continental Connection (Newark); Delta Connection (Atlanta and Detroit); United Express (Chicago-O'Hare); and US Airways Express (Charlotte and Philadelphia). For more information, call 1-877-2FLYAVP (235-9287) or visit our web site at www.flyavp.com.