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For Immediate Release
November 28, 2011

Barry J. Centini, (570) 602-2000

Avoca, PA - Travelers using the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport will soon have additional options for air travel.  Delta Air Lines has scheduled a 4th daily flight to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, and will upgrade its service to Atlanta/Hartsfield International Airport.

Beginning March 3, 2012, Delta Air Lines will add a 9:30 AM departure arriving in Detroit at 11:09 AM.  Also, the new flight will leave Detroit at 5:20 PM and arrive at AVP at 6:49 PM.  Delta Connection carrier Pinnacle Airlines will operate the nonstop, round-trip flights daily using the 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ).

The additional flight brings Delta’s total daily departures to five: four to Detroit and one to Atlanta.

Also, effective January 4, 2012, Delta will upgrade its daily Atlanta flight from a 50-seat aircraft to a 65-seat aircraft.  This flight will depart AVP at 5:23 PM and arrive in Atlanta at 7:55 PM. Also, this flight will leave Atlanta at 2:47 PM and arrive at AVP at 4:48 PM. Delta Connection carrier ExpressJet  Airlines will operate the nonstop, round-trip flights daily using the 65-seat Canadair Regional Jet (CR7).

The upgraded Atlanta 65-seat Canadair Regional Jet will offer first class seating for nine passengers, has
a full range of services and products including extended reclining seats, Wi-Fi, an extensive entertainment library, and the full Sky Priority experience.

Customers traveling to Delta’s international hub at Atlanta/Hartsfield International Airport have a convenient choice of 975 daily flights to 209 domestic and international destinations, including cities in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

Customers traveling to Delta’s hub at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport have a convenient choice of 529 daily flights to 132
domestic and international cities, including cities in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

Barry Centini, Airport Director, said, “We are very pleased to see Delta Air Lines expanding service in Northeast Pennsylvania for our area business and leisure air travelers.”

About Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport:
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) is your gateway to Northeastern Pennsylvania, offering area travelers approximately 36 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: 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