SALT LAKE CITY,
Sept. 25, 2006 -- Delta Air Lines this winter will add two new routes from its fastest growing domestic hub with new daily nonstop service between Salt Lake City and Winnipeg, Canada...
Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines will offer customers two daily nonstop round-trip flights between Salt Lake City and Winnipeg, effective Jan. 8, 2007....our Salt Lake City hub will offer customers access to 105 cities, further solidifying Salt Lake City's position as one of the largest airline hubs in the West in terms of destination served."
From Delta Press Release
Winnipeg represents the largest Canadian market between Calgary (YYC) and Toronto (YYZ), so hence the focus on potential O&D numbers in trying out this route on DLC/SkyWest. My question is does this represent the best new Canadian market DL can try from SLC or would it have been better to give a market half the size like Regina (YQR) a shot to avoid the back-tracking for western trans-border connections through MSP, or even more possible giving a shot to Lethbridge (YQL) that desperately needs trans-border service to a market they have strong business, cultural and religious ties to?