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Nov 28, 2001
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Increased non-stop service to regional business destinations
By December, Delta will expand service between its Atlanta and Salt Lake City hubs and key regional business destinations with new non-stop flights to 20 markets. In addition to previously announced service to destinations such as Bloomington and Moline, Ill, new non-stop routes from Atlanta will include Madison and Green Bay, Wis., Burlington, Vt., and Springfield, Mo. These new flights will be effective Dec. 1 and operated by Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines.

Meanwhile, from Salt Lake City, Delta and Delta Connection carrier Shuttle America will add non-stop service to another five destinations in addition to four destinations previously announced. The new destinations include Cleveland, Ohio and Memphis, Tenn. (effective Nov. 1); Nashville, Tenn. and Hartford, Conn. (effective Dec. 1) and new Saturday-only service to New York’s LaGuardia Airport (effective Dec. 3).

New point-to-point choices in the Northeast
Also in December, Delta customers in the Northeastern United States will gain non-stop access between two of the region’s most popular business destinations – Boston and Baltimore – with six daily round-trip flights operated by Delta Connection carrier Comair. The new flights, effective Dec. 1, add to the already-extensive non-stop service Delta offers between Boston and cities across the Northeast, including Delta’s popular Shuttle service to New York-LaGuardia and non-stop service to 15 destinations operated by Delta Connection carriers Comair and Chautauqua, including the only non-stop service to Fredericton and Halifax, Canada.
And some other changes..

Significant schedule realignment ahead

As part of its restructuring efforts, Delta is realigning its network and flight schedule in December to more effectively and efficiently match capacity with demand. Several ASA markets will be impacted and some changes – including those previously announced as a part of Delta’s revamp of its Cincinnati operations – will be significant.

The capacity reductions allow Delta and its Delta Connection partners to conserve fuel and reduce expenses. Now, perhaps more than ever, it is critical that Delta and the connection carrier partners make the best use of all available resources.

“With our industry facing record high fuel prices, it is imperative that we continue to focus on fuel conservation. More efficient use of our aircraft and matching our flight schedule with customer demand are ways of accomplishing that,” said Sam Watts, v.p. – Planning and Logistics. “These are difficult times and we must do all we can to reduce costs. The recent Chapter 11 filings by Delta and Northwest highlight the challenges facing our industry. The fact that more than 50 percent of industry capacity is now under bankruptcy protection is staggering.”

Watts noted that in some cases, the schedule realignment will result in a reduction and perhaps even the elimination of ASA service to some markets. However, ASA will also add service to new markets as a result of the schedule changes.

“At this point, the December schedule is not yet final,” he said. “And although several changes relative to the schedule were loaded on Sept. 17, it is likely that additional changes will be incorporated into the schedule over the next three to four weeks.”

Watts said it’s important to note that although ASA is now a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc., ASA’s Delta Connection flight schedule is still ultimately established and published by Delta.

“In connection with the upcoming schedule changes, we must continue to focus on our key priorities,” he said. “It is essential that we maintain a safe and efficient operation, continue to provide outstanding service to our customers and remain cost-competitive.”
My SkyWest buddy phoned me and told me about some of the changes. He pointed ou that SLC to PHX would have no more RJs on that route (now almost hourly) and it will go to 4 MD90s. He also said SLC to DEN will go to all RJs (6 daily 50 seaters). Crazy.

Bye Bye--General Lee

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