Friday, 19 October 2018

Delta to start flights between Atlanta and Ontario, Southern Califonia

The Ontario International Airport Authority has welcomed news that Delta Air Lines will launch two daily, roundtrip service between Atlanta and the southern Californian airport next year. Delta is the third carrier to announce new transcontinental flights from Ontario International Airport in recent months.

"We are thrilled to add Delta's nonstop service to its Atlanta hub, a key development in Ontario's evolution as a gateway airport," said Alan D. Wapner, president of the OIAA. "The world's busiest airport, Atlanta offers Southern Californians a world of opportunities for air travel through Delta's extensive global network.  In just two years since the airport's transition to local control, we've made tremendous strides in improving our facilities, services and amenities and, as a result, airlines and air travellers are bullish on Ontario,".

The route is scheduled to start on April 22nd next year and will be operated by Boeing 737-900 aircraft.

Here is the flight schedule for the new service:

Depart ATL at 0830 Arrive ONT 0957
Depart ONT at 1055 Arrive ATL at 1825.

Depart ATL at 1930  Arrive ONT at 2057*
Depart ONT at 2245  Arrive ATL at 06:05 the next morning *

* Begins June 9

Delta, which currently flies to Salt Lake City from Ontario three times a day, is the third carrier to announce plans for nonstop flights to the East Coast this year. Frontier Airlines began service to Orlando in August while JetBlue Airways launched daily flights to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport last month.

(Photos ONT)