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Delta to Start New Nonstop Service between Dickinson, N.D. and Minneapolis-St. Paul

Monday, February 25, 2013

Delta to Start New Nonstop Service between Dickinson, N.D. and Minneapolis-St. Paul14:19 EST Monday, February 25, 2013Customers benefit from extensive connection opportunities at Delta's hub in Minneapolis-St. PaulATLANTA, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) will add two daily flights between Dickinson's Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport in Dickinson, N.D. and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, effective June 10, 2013.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090202/DELTALOGO )"Delta's commitment to providing two daily flights between Dickinson and Minneapolis-St. Paul will help us meet the transportation needs of this growing region of North Dakota," said North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple. "Boardings at Dickinson's Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport have risen significantly and this expanded jet service will enhance the region's access to the nation and world."The new service will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines using 50-seat CRJ-200 regional jets. Last year, Delta also added service to Williston, N.D., where the Bakken oil reserves were first discovered."We've worked closely with Delta and Dickinson leaders to get expanded jet service and we appreciate the airline committing to serve southwestern North Dakota," said U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D. "With Delta's plan for new flights in and out of Dickinson twice a day, the city will have access to two major hubs, Minneapolis to the east and Denver to the west helping western North Dakota meet the demand for expanded air service owing to a growing economy." "The Dickinson market has demonstrated considerable recent growth due to oil and gas production, and our flights to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport will offer passengers convenient one-stop connectivity from one of Delta's largest hubs," said Joe Esposito, Delta's Managing Director ? Domestic Network Planning. "From Minneapolis-St. Paul, Delta customers can connect to 131 nonstop destinations including 22 international destinations across Europe, Asia, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean."Delta's two daily flights between Dickinson and Minneapolis are scheduled as follows: Dickinson to Minneapolis-St. PaulDepartsArrivesService Begins7:45 a.m.10:19 a.m.June 10, 201311:50 a.m.2:23 p.m.June 10, 2013Minneapolis-St. Paul to Dickinson DepartsArrivesService Begins10:15 a.m.11:02 a.m.June 10, 2013 5:30 p.m.6:16 p.m.June 10, 2013Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. During the past year, Delta won 33 airline industry awards sweeping the major corporate travel surveys including Business Travel News, Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Recommend Magazine and The Beat. Delta was also a recipient of the Secretary of Defense Freedom Award for exceptional support of National Guard and Reserve employees. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 319 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $3 billion in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.SOURCE Delta Air LinesFor further information: Delta Corporate Communications, +1-404-715-2554