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DL Announces RIC-TPA, More RIC-FLL And MCO

Sat May 21, 2005 12:48 am

Delta Expands Service at Richmond, Va. by 25 Percent with New Flights to Florida
Friday May 20, 11:35 am ET
Low introductory fares invite customers to fly non-stop to Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater

RICHMOND, Va., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines' (NYSE: DAL - News) customers planning business trips between Richmond, Va., and Florida soon will find it easy to jet straight to the Sunshine state.

- Beginning July 1, Delta will offer two additional daily non-stop
flights from Richmond International Airport to the key business and
vacation destinations of Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando.
- On July 15, Delta will offer two daily non-stop flights between
Virginia's capital and Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater.

With the new schedule, Delta will offer the only non-stop service between Richmond and these three Florida cities. All flights will be operated by Delta Connection carriers Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA), Chautauqua Airlines and Comair using 50-seat Bombardier regional jet aircraft.

To celebrate the new service, Delta is offering customers special low introductory fares on these non-stop flights as low as $69* each way (based on roundtrip purchase) for travel between Richmond and Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater. Additional taxes/fees/restrictions apply. Fares are available only for purchase on or from a travel agent. Tickets must be purchased on or before June 3, 2005. See below for further details.

"With our new schedule we have increased flights into and out of Richmond by more than 25 percent, which represents a continued investment by Delta in the city and its surrounding communities," said Doug Blissit, vice president- Network Planning.

With the expanded summer schedule, Delta and Delta Connection carriers ASA, Chautauqua and Comair will offer customers in the historic Richmond region 29 daily flights to six non-stop destinations - 10 to Delta's largest hub in Atlanta, six to Cincinnati, three to Ft. Lauderdale, three to New York LaGuardia Airport, five to Orlando, and two to Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater.

Delta's new non-stop service between Richmond and Tampa, effective July 15

Flight Departs Arrives Carrier
6215* Richmond at 6 10 a.m. Tampa at 8:20 a.m. Chautauqua
4584 Richmond at 3:50 p.m. Tampa at 6:00 p.m. ASA
4584 Tampa at 1:15 p.m. Richmond at 3:20 p.m. ASA
6214 Tampa at 9:00 p.m. Richmond at 11:05 p.m. Chautauqua

*Flight begins July 16

Delta's additional non-stop service between Richmond and Orlando, effective July 1

Flight Departs Arrives Carrier
5783 Orlando at 7:00 a.m. Richmond at 8:54 a.m. Comair
6312 Orlando at 12:35 p.m. Richmond at 2:29 p.m. Chautauqua
6312 Richmond at 3:00 p.m. Orlando at 5:05 p.m. Chautauqua
6351 Richmond at 7:00 p.m. Orlando at 9:00 p.m. Chautauqua

Delta's additional non-stop service between Richmond and Ft. Lauderdale, effective July 1

Flight Departs Arrives Carrier
5775 Ft. Lauderdale at 12:25 p.m. Richmond at 2:40 p.m. Comair
5716 Ft. Lauderdale at 6:30 p.m. Richmond at 8:45 p.m. Comair
5775 Richmond at 9:32 a.m. Ft. Lauderdale at 11:57 a.m. Comair
5716 Richmond at 3:35 p.m. Ft. Lauderdale at 6:00 p.m. Comair

Delta Air Lines is the world's second-largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, offering daily flights to 493 destinations in 87 countries on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. Delta's marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem frequent flier miles on more than 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at

*Terms and Conditions:

All travel will be provided by the Delta Connection carriers Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Chautauqua, and Comair.


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RE: DL Announces RIC-TPA, More RIC-FLL And MCO

Sat May 21, 2005 12:54 am

Great news. And to think...Richmond will now have five daily non-stops to South Florida; three to FLL and two to MIA. It was less than 18 months ago they had zero.
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RE: DL Announces RIC-TPA, More RIC-FLL And MCO

Sat May 21, 2005 1:19 am

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 1):
Richmond will now have five daily non-stops to South Florida; three to FLL and two to MIA. It was less than 18 months ago they had zero.

its truly amazing how when given a chance a market can really blossom. good news for RIC

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