Delta restores RDU-Salt Lake flight, adds flights to Philadelphia

bsiceloff@newsobserver.comJuly 18, 2013 

Raleigh-Durham International Airport will regain nonstop service to Salt Lake City when Delta Air Lines resumes daily flights it had canceled four years ago.

Starting Dec. 22, the Delta flights will leave RDU at 7:45 a.m. and arrive in Salt Lake City at 10:30 a.m. local time. The return flight leaves Salt Lake at 5 p.m. and arrives at RDU at 10:51 p.m. Delta previously offered the service between 2005 and 2009.

The new flight, using the 150-seat Airbus A-320, strengthens RDU’s links to western airports. It will serve many of the 54,000 passengers who now travel between the two airports each year.

Delta also announced Thursday that it will launch four daily nonstop flights from RDU to Philadelphia starting Sept. 3, using 50-seat Canadair regional jets. US Airways has several daily flights between RDU and Philadelphia, one of its hubs.

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