PITTSBURGH - Delta is linking the Steel City with Utah's capital and its Salt Lake City hub with year-round nonstop service, beginning July 9.
The daily nonstop service will operate as follows:
|PIT at 8 a.m.||SLC at 10:15 a.m.||Airbus A319|
|SLC at 5 p.m.||PIT at 10:55 p.m.||Airbus A319|
"We're delighted with today's announcement that Salt Lake City will be the destination for Delta's newest nonstop service, as we continue to build access to the West Coast," said Allegheny County Executive, Rich Fitzgerald. "Today's announcement is also a milestone for PIT as we celebrate doubling the number of nonstop flights from the airport's lowest point."
For customers, the onboard Delta experience will be on Airbus A319 aircraft, with seating for 12 in First Class, 18 in Comfort+ and 102 in the main cabin. Free in-flight streaming entertainment via Delta Studio and access to Wi-Fi is available at every seat.
In addition, Pittsburgh customers will have easy, one-connection access to 90 onward destinations across more than 240 daily departures from Delta's SLC hub, including Intermountain West, West Coast, Hawaiian, Mexican and Canadian destinations.
"This announcement marks a doubling of nonstop routes – from 37 to 74 – in just over three years at PIT and Delta has been a great partner is helping to build that momentum. Nonstop service to Salt Lake City adds another option for business and leisure travelers and provides convenient West Coast connection opportunities," Pittsburgh International Airport CEO, Christina Cassotis said. "We look forward to working with Delta to maximize their network from Pittsburgh."
As a destination, Salt Lake City is home to a growing economy buoyed by recent gains in the tech and medical sectors, in addition to its easy access to world-class outdoor activities, including several U.S. national parks, forests, and recreation areas.
"We welcome the addition of nonstop service from PIT to SLC and the added connectivity from the East Coast," said Bill Wyatt, Executive Director, Salt Lake City International Airport. "This new service creates more opportunities for visitors to sample the state's vast recreational offerings as well provide expanded business opportunities in our thriving economy."
The service is now for sale via delta.com and other third-party channels.
About Allegheny County Airport Authority:
Allegheny County Airport Authority, which manages Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport, is committed to transforming Pittsburgh’s airports to reflect and serve the community, inspire the industry, and advance the region’s role as a world leader. Its 2017 Economic Impact Report detailing the critical role both airports play in the region can be found at flypittsburgh.com/economicimpact.
Pittsburgh International Airport serves nearly nine million passengers annually on 17 carriers. Over the past three years, the airport has doubled its nonstop destinations to include 74 airports. Air Transport World named Pittsburgh International its 2017 Airport of the Year. Travel + Leisure has again named Pittsburgh International a Top 10 Domestic Airport in 2017. In addition, TripAdvisor ranked Pittsburgh International Airport a Travelers’ Choice Favorite for Shopping in 2016.