Duluth Airport Traffic Increases; Delta Upgrading Flights

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Duluth Airport Traffic Increases; Delta Upgrading Flights

April 22, 2013 Updated Apr 22, 2013 at 11:25 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Passenger traffic at the Duluth International Airport rose five percent during the first quarter of 2013 compared with the same period back in 2012.

The Duluth Airport Authority announced on Monday that a total of 77,771 passengers went through the airport in January, February and March of 2013.

Tom Werner, Executive Director of the Duluth Airport Authority, said that the airport is pleased that they continue to experience passenger support for their curent air service options. Werner also said it is critical for our community to utilize the options we have in order to retain and grow future opportunities with our airline partners.

Meanwhile, Delta Airlines also announced today that starting in June they will be upgrading their 5:30 am daily flight from Duluth to Minneapolis. The flight is currently a CRJ-200 and will be upgraded to an E-175 which provides 12 first class and 64 economy seats.

On other high volume days, such as Grandma's Marathon weekend, Delta will add a CRJ-900 with 76 seats to provide more capacity.

Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati