Delta Air Lines regional jets are seen at Salt Lake City International Airport in November 2016.
(Photo: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren, special for USA TODAY)
Delta Air Lines is adding a new option to Texas from its hub in Salt Lake City.
That will come Oct. 1, when Delta starts non-stop service to El Paso. The service will be operated by Delta Connection partner SkyWest, which will fly one daily round-trip flight between the cities on 76-seat Bombardier CRJ-900 regional jets. The planes include 12 first-class seats and 20 of Delta’s “Comfort+” extra-legroom seats.
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Salt Lake City will become the second destination for Delta in El Paso. The carrier already flies to its busiest hub in Atlanta, offering up to three round-trip flights a day from El Paso.
Delta says El Paso customers will be able to connect via Salt Lake City to about 90 destinations “across the Intermountain West, West Coast, Hawaii, Mexico, Canada and Europe.”