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Delta to add RDU flights to Philadelphia, Salt Lake City

Posted July 18, 2013

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— Delta Airlines will begin nonstop service between Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Philadelphia in September and Salt Lake City in December, officials said Thursday.

The Philadelphia flights will depart RDU at 7 a.m., 10:55 a.m., 1:40 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Flights depart Philadelphia at 8:55 a.m., noon, 3:35 p.m. and 6:25 p.m.

The new service starts Sept. 3 aboard 50-seat Canadair regional jets. An average of 464 people travel between RDU and Philadelphia each day.

“Philadelphia is an extremely important business destination for our customers,” Airport Director Mike Landguth said in a statement. “This new service provides additional options to reach Philadelphia and will enhance the already strong business ties between our two cities.”

The flights to Salt Lake City will depart RDU at 7:45 a.m. and arrive in Salt Lake City at 10:30 a.m. Mountain Time. The return flight leaves at 5 p.m. Mountain Time and arrives at RDU at 10:51 p.m.

Delta will use 150-seat Airbus A-320 aircraft for the route, which begins Dec. 22. More than 54,000 people travel between RDU and Salt Lake City each year.

The airline offered service to Salt Lake City from RDU from 2005 to 2009.

“We’re glad Delta has decided to resume service to Salt Lake City,” Landguth said in a statement. “This new flight connects RDU to all of Delta’s domestic hubs and provides our customers with easier flight connections to many destinations in the Rocky Mountains and Pacific Northwest."

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