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September 18, 2015 | Air Service, YEG News Releases

Delta Air Lines to begin service between Seattle-Tacoma and Edmonton

(Edmonton, AB) - Edmontonians and western Canadians will have a convenient new option to access Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Beginning December 15, 2015, Delta Air Lines will operate daily non-stop service between Sea-Tac Airport and Edmonton International Airport (EIA).

The new flight will be operated on a Delta Connection CRJ700 aircraft. The flight will leave Edmonton at 9:00 am and arrive in Seattle at 9:55 am. Edmonton-bound travellers will leave Seattle at 7:55 pm and arrive in Edmonton at 10:50 pm.

“From Anchorage to San Diego, our new service will provide convenient access to more than 40 destinations from our Seattle hub in addition to the more than 120 destinations served through our existing Minneapolis service, said Andy Renner,” Delta Air Lines Director of Domestic Network Planning

"Delta is a key partner, and we're pleased to see Delta investing in more service from our airport. Seattle is a great destination, and offers good connections into Asia as well as into the Pacific Northwest. For Seattle, Edmonton offers a strong network of connections across Canada and into Europe. 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.

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.

About Edmonton International Airport

Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is Canada's fastest-growing major airport over the past 10 years, and the fifth-busiest airport by passenger traffic. EIA offers non-stop connections to 60 destinations across Canada, the US, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe, including London-Heathrow, Reykjavik (Iceland), and Amsterdam. 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. EIA is a key economic driver for the Edmonton region, creating 12 600 jobs, contributing 1 $.2 billion to the local and regional GDP and generating a total economic output of 2 $.2 billion. Veuillez visiter www.flyeia.com pour plus de renseignements.

About Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines serves more than 170 million customers each year. Delta was named to FORTUNE magazine's top 50 World's Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the fourth time in five years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for four consecutive years, a first for any airline. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 319 destinations in 58 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 as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15 000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta's blog takingoff.delta.com.


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