Daily service adds another connection out of Edmonton
December 19, 2015 (Edmonton, AB) – Edmontonians and western Canadians now have a convenient new option to access Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Today, Delta Air Lines flew its inaugural flight from Edmonton to Seattle, expanding its service from Edmonton International Airport.
“From Anchorage to Orlando, our new service will provide convenient access to more than 45 destinations from our Seattle hub in addition to the more than 135 destinations served through our existing Minneapolis service,” said Andy Renner, Delta Air Lines Director of Domestic Network Planning.
“We’re very excited about this new addition to our growing route network. The timing of the outbound flight is especially beneficial for Edmontonians travelling for business, and the connections into Asia and the western United States from Sea-Tac are very attractive. Seattle and Edmonton are both thriving business centres, wonderful leisure destinations and avid sports towns, so this new air service is excellent news for both cities,” said Tom Ruth, President and CEO of Edmonton International Airport.
The flight will be operated by a CRJ700 aircraft that seats 65 passengers, with 9 First Class seats and 56 Economy seats.
The daily flight will leave Edmonton at 6:00 am and arrive in Seattle at 7:01 am. It will leave Seattle at 7:59 pm and arrive in Edmonton at 10:43 pm. Note: flight times may be subject to change.
Delta now offers travellers service to two large hubs from Edmonton: Minneapolis-St. Paul and Seattle-Tacoma, connecting to over 230 destinations. The new service is expected to attract business and leisure passengers in both directions.
Passengers are reminded that they can maximize their frequent flier benefits within the SkyTeam airline alliance by joining any of the member airlines’ loyalty programs. SkyTeam airlines include Delta, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Air France and many more. For detailed information, visit http://www.skyteam.com/en/Frequent-Flyers/.
About Edmonton International Airport
Edmonton International Airport is a self-funded, not-for-profit corporation whose mandate is to drive economic prosperity for the Edmonton Region. EIA is Canada’s fastest-growing major airport over the past 10 years, the fifth-busiest airport by passenger traffic and the largest major Canadian airport by land area. EIA offers non-stop connections to 60 destinations across Canada, the US, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. EIA features US Quick Connect, which offers more efficient connections for US-bound passengers connecting from other Canadian airports. EIA also hosts US border preclearance, allowing passengers to clear US Customs and Border Protection before boarding US-bound flights. Please visit www.flyeia.com for more information.
About Delta Air Lines
Following a merger with Northwest Airlines in Oct-2008, Delta Air Lines became one of the largest carriers in the continental United States. Operating a fleet of Boeing and Airbus aircraft, Delta’s network includes extensive domestic services within the United States as well as international services to Central and South America, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe. The airline's main hub is Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, with key market connections in New York, Detroit, Minneapolis, Memphis and Salt Lake City in the USA and international hubs at Amsterdam, Tokyo and Paris. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam.
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