Delta adds new summer seasonal service to Montana Additional flights combined with returning service add to airline's leading position in the state

ATLANTA, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will offer new and expanded summer service from Montana to Atlanta and Los Angeles, effective June 22, 2013.

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The new service changes include:

  • Atlanta to Bozeman expanded from twice per week to three weekly
  • Atlanta to Kalispell expanded from once per week to twice weekly
  • New Saturday service from Atlanta to Missoula
  • New Saturday service from Los Angeles to Bozeman

Each flight will offer a first class cabin, Economy Comfort seating and in-flight Wi-Fi. Montana customers will enjoy substantial connecting opportunities to more than 200 destinations worldwide on Delta's leading global network.

"We are proud to be a longtime provider of service to Montana, offering more flights statewide than any other airline," said Bob Cortelyou, Delta's senior vice president - Network Planning. "This seasonal service will allow customers convenient connecting opportunities to additional destinations in the U.S. and around the world."

"I applaud Delta for taking an important step in the right direction, and I'll continue working with them to expand flights to Montana," said Montana Sen. Max Baucus, who chairs the Subcommittee on Transportation under the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. "Montana employers need access to flights in and out of Montana to do business, and tourism supports thousands of Montana jobs each year."

Delta's new service between Atlanta and Bozeman, Kalispell and Missoula, will be operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The fourth flight, between Bozeman and Los Angeles, will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines using a 76-seat two-class CRJ900.

Returning summer seasonal service between Atlanta and Bozeman will operate Wednesdays and Saturdays on a Boeing 757, while Atlanta-Kalispell service will operate Saturdays on Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Delta has served Montana since 1927 and offers more flights statewide than any other airline. During the peak summer travel season, Delta serves eight Montana communities with more than 1,300 monthly departures and offers 54 percent more seats than its largest competitor. In 2012, the airline carried 1.3 million passengers to and from Montana.

Montana markets Delta provides service include: Butte, Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, Missoula and West Yellowstone.

Delta's new and returning summer seasonal flights in Montana are scheduled as follows:

Bozeman/Atlanta Operated on a Boeing 737-800

Departs

Arrives

Service Dates

Frequency

Atlanta - 2:55 p.m.

5:05 p.m.

June 22-Aug. 24

Saturday Only

Bozeman - 8:15 a.m.

2:00 p.m.

June 23-Aug. 25

Sunday Only

Bozeman/Atlanta Operated on a Boeing 757-200

Departs

Arrives

Service Dates

Frequency

Atlanta - 11:00 a.m.

1:10 p.m.

June 22-Aug. 31

Wednesday/Saturday

Bozeman - 2:00 p.m.

7:47 p.m.

June 22-Aug. 31

Wednesday/Saturday

Bozeman/Los Angeles Operated by Delta Connection carrier Skywest on a CRJ900

Departs

Arrives

Service Dates

Frequency

Los Angeles - 9:00 a.m.

12:15 p.m.

June 22-Aug. 24

Saturday Only

Bozeman - 12:50 p.m.

2:05 p.m.

June 22-Aug. 24

Saturday Only

Kalispell/Atlanta Operated on a Boeing 737-800

Departs

Arrives

Service Dates

Frequency

Atlanta - 3:00 p.m.

5:38 p.m.

June 22-Aug. 24

Saturday Only

Kalispell - 8:00 a.m.

2:07 p.m.

June 23-Aug. 25

Sunday Only

Kalispell/Atlanta Operated on a Boeing 737-800

Departs

Arrives

Service Dates

Frequency

Atlanta – 9:50 a.m.

12:28 p.m.

June 22-Aug. 31

Saturday Only

Kalispell - 1:10 p.m.

7:17 p.m.

June 22-Aug. 31

Saturday Only

Missoula/Atlanta Operated on a Boeing 737-800

Departs

Arrives

Service Dates

Frequency

Atlanta - 10:25 a.m.

1:03 p.m.

June 22-Aug. 31

Saturday Only

Missoula - 1:45 p.m.

7:51 p.m.

June 22-Aug. 31

Saturday Only

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. Delta was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in its 2013 World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list, topping the list for the second time in three years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 319 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. Delta is investing more than $3 billion in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on delta.com, Twitter @Delta, Google.com/+Delta and Facebook.com/delta.

SOURCE Delta Air Lines



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