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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Delta Air Lines Nearly Doubling Service Between Richmond, New York

Wanna take a bite out of the Big Apple? Now there are more options to get there.

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced it will nearly double its daily nonstop flights between Richmond and New York City from four to seven, effective Sept. 7. The airline will add two additional daily round-trip flights between Richmond and LaGuardia, and one additional round-trip flight between Richmond and JFK,

The new service, part of Delta's ongoing expansion in New York, will provide Richmond travelers new options for travel to the nation's No. 1 business airport at LaGuardia and the nation's largest international gateway at JFK.

"As an important center of business in the South, Richmond is an ideal market in which to expand Delta's service at New York-LaGuardia and JFK," said Ned Walker, Delta's senior vice president and chief communications officer. "Delta's Richmond customers will enjoy more convenient nonstop service to both New York's preferred airport for business travelers at LaGuardia and our international hub at JFK."

"Richmond International Airport applauds the expansion of service from Richmond to New York by Delta Air Lines," said Jon E. Mathiasen, AAE, the airport's president and CEO. "The additional flights to LaGuardia provide meaningful frequency to business customers and the JFK flights are well-timed to meet arrivals and departures at Delta's international hub."

The new service is Delta's latest improvement in Richmond. Delta previously announced that it would resume year-round service to its Minneapolis-St. Paul hub beginning on June 10. That service will be operated by Delta Connection carrier Compass Airlines once daily on 76-seat Embraer 175 aircraft, which features First Class and Economy seating.

With its summer schedule, Delta offers 21 peak-day flights at Richmond, with service to six destinations - Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul and New York-JFK/LaGuardia, each offering convenient one-stop service to popular destinations worldwide.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Roanoke: Temporary Traffic Pattern Change for Airport Road Tunnel

From Roanoke Regional Airport Commission:

The tunnel on Airport Road will be undergoing routine maintenance and cleaning beginning Thursday, May 6, 2010. The northbound tunnel (which heads towards Peters Creek Road) lane will be blocked off and the southbound lane (which heads towards Williamson Road) will be routed to accommodate two-way traffic for approximately 60 days; after completion of the northbound side, the southbound tunnel lane will be blocked and the northbound lane will be routed to accommodate two-way traffic. The entire project is expected to take approximately 120 days.