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Delta adds flights to Austin, Phoenix, Seattle in 2018 from CVG

Posted at 7:42 AM, Feb 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-05 07:42:13-05

HEBRON, Ky. -- Delta Air Lines is expanding travel options for Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky customers with new service to Austin, Texas, and Phoenix in 2018.

Beginning May 1, daily (except Saturday) service to Austin will depart CVG at 9:50 a.m. and arrive in the Texan capital at 11:25 a.m. It will then depart Austin at 11:55 a.m. and return to Cincinnati at 3:25 p.m.

Beginning Nov. 4, daily service to and from Phoenix will depart CVG at 7:30 a.m. and arrive at 9:30 a.m. The return flight leaves Phoenix at 5 p.m. and arrives in Cincinnati at 11:05 p.m.

Delta's summer nonstop flight to Seattle will move to year-round effective March 2 based on strong demand from both business and leisure customers. In addition, a third frequency will be added to Baltimore beginning May 7 to provide more convenient schedule options for business customers.

With these additions Delta will serve all top 20 domestic markets and 36 destinations in total, including Delta’s nonstop service to Paris – Charles de Gaulle.

“We are proud to be Cincinnati’s No. 1 global airline,” said Eric Phillips, Delta’s Cincinnati market executive. “With these additions, customers in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky will have more choices to go to the top business and leisure destinations that are important to them, and we look forward to continuing this growth.”

During the past two years, Delta has increased capacity by 12 percent via new markets, added frequencies and introduced product improvements. With 82 peak-day departures, Delta offers a First Class cabin on 78 percent of all Cincinnati flights. Additionally, mainline departures have increased more than 30 percent while departures on single-class 50-seat regional jets have declined by more than 25 percent.

“CVG is pleased to see Delta grow its business at CVG,” said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer at CVG. “Delta experienced local CVG passenger growth of more than 10 percent in 2017 and has increased their passenger volume at CVG for 27 consecutive months. The addition of these new markets combined with schedule enhancements to our most popular destinations will help continue that trend and continue to make CVG the airport of choice in the Tri-State region.”