Utah is becoming more accessible to the rest of the world and vice versa. Delta will soon launch daily nonstop flights from Utah’s capital to both Amsterdam and Mexico City.
The first to hit Utah’s airways is the year-round service to Mexico City International Airport, which will start Dec. 20, 2014, pending government approval.
As for Amsterdam, the daily nonstop flights will launch next spring, May 1, 2015. The seasonal service will run through October. This route opens up at least 60 connecting destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This is thanks to a joint venture between Delta and Air France-KLM as well as Alitalia. With the 2008 launch of nonstop air service to Paris, Delta is the only airline operating trans-Atlantic service from Salt Lake City.
“Amsterdam has always been a strategically important hub for Delta,” said Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s senior vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, in Delta’s press release. “Together with our joint venture partners Air France, KLM and Alitalia, we already offer 28 peak-day flights between Amsterdam and the U.S. and the addition of Salt Lake City to the network will provide customers with even greater choice when flying across the Atlantic”.
This new service is part of a planned eight percent capacity increase at Delta’s Salt Lake City hub over the next five years.
Delta also demonstrated its further commitment to Salt Lake City in July during a groundbreaking event for the terminal redevelopment program at Salt Lake City International Airport, which will cost $1.8 billion to complete. At the event, Delta shared that it has renewed a long-term agreement with the airport and began operating under the terms of the new 10-year lease in July.
As Salt Lake City’s largest airline, Delta connects Utah to the world through seven international destinations and more than 90 destinations total. This includes multiple daily flights to key U.S. business markets, both national and international.
The more we keep business moving, the stronger our economy will be.