Edmonton Airports Welcomes Delta Same-Plane Services
May 16, 2008 | General
EDMONTON — Edmonton Airports today commended Delta Air Lines for introducing same-plane services for Edmontonians traveling to or from selected U.S. cities.
Effective April 5, Edmontonians flying on Delta will have the following same-plane destinations available to them:
Carrier Flight # Dpt Edm Via hub city Same-plane destination
Delta 736 7:00 AM daily Salt Lake City Chicago
Delta 1785 9:35 AM daily Salt Lake City n/a
Delta 988 5:25 PM daily Salt Lake City New Orleans
Edmontonians returning to Edmonton will also have some same-plane options:
Carrier Flight # Arr Edm Via hub city Same plane origin
Delta 1012 4:34 PM daily Salt Lake City San Francisco
Delta 2242 10:42 PM daily Salt Lake City Denver
Delta 1486 12:56 AM daily Salt Lake City San Francisco
Edmonton Airports’ Director of Air Service Development, Jim Meyer, noted that Edmonton is still vigorously pursuing non-stop service to key destinations in the U.S.
“Nonetheless,” said Meyer, “same plane service is certainly a step beyond connecting service, and some of those cities — Denver, San Francisco and Chicago in particular — are high volume destinations of choice for Edmontonians. We appreciate that Delta is responding to Edmontonians’ strong preference for improved services to more destinations.”
Meyer noted that Edmontonians will find travel to the United States more convenient when they choose a flight that goes directly into the U.S., rather than connecting through another Canadian city. “Traveling non-stop from Edmonton into the U.S. means that the traveler can clear U.S. customs in Edmonton, making the total trip shorter with fewer hassles. Choosing non-stop and same-plane flights also demonstrates to air carriers that we prefer non-stop or same-plane travel.