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Delta Air Lines ( DAL ) intends to expand its services by launching nonstop seasonal flights to Aspen, Colo. Apart from daily services from Atlanta, there will also be flights every Saturday from Minneapolis-St. Paul.

This Atlanta, Ga. based airline will start the service from Dec 21 through Delta Connection carrier - SkyWest Airlines. Delta will use two-class, 65-seat CRJ-700 jets that are designed with nine First Class seats and eight Economy Comfort seats. Additionally, flyers can avail the on-board Wi-Fi connection facility.   

Delta becomes the first and only airline to initiate daily nonstop service between one of the top global skiing spots and the Southeastern U.S. This will render wider and smoother connectivity between the destinations, making it convenient for travelers.

Being the second largest airline in the U.S. after United Continental Holdings Inc. ( UAL ), Delta displays a well-diversified network along with high-class customer service. The airline is in constant endeavors to expand its business line to satiate growing travel demand.

With the acquisition of 49% stake in British carrier Virgin Atlantic from Singapore Airlines, Delta established a strong hold over the New York-London air route - one of the busiest itineraries across the globe.

Last week, Delta reported better-than-expected second-quarter 2013 results with earnings of 98 cents, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 95 cents. The results also improved considerably from the year-ago adjusted earnings of 69 cents, buoyed by strong sales along with operational efficiency and accelerating demand.

Delta operates with the likes of Southwest Airlines Co. ( LUV ) and JetBlue Airways ( JBLU ) and carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).



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