I think that this is one baby step in the right direction for Delta...being able to add mainline service to a "new" destination.
If I remember correctly, DL
in the past. I am pretty sure of that. I always think about Reno, when they talk about airlines adding service there, as a former destination for DL
. I know for a fact they used to have mainline from at LEAST SLC
and als they used to have RJs to Elko, NV
An interesting note is that these are not red eyes. I say this because part of cost cutting is getting every mile out of these planes. Instead of getting to RNO
at 9:17pm and leaving out of RNO
at, say, 10:30pm, the plane has to overnight. I know that there are more connection opportunities at 3pm, but I think there are enough to serve the market at 6am-8am. If the route proves successful (which it probably will), I'd expect it to go to a redeye as well as this flight...my 2 cents there.