|DELTA TO BEGIN NONSTOP JET SERVICE TO ATLANTA FROM AVP|
For Immediate Release
June 16, 2011
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):
Atlanta to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (ATL-AVP) (Effective 9/7/11):
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