(Rochester, MN) Delta Air Lines announced Tuesday, March 21st the addition of a second daily flight to Atlanta from the Rochester International Airport (RST). Beginning July 9th, Delta Air Lines will serve RST with two flights daily to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and three flights daily to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).
“The addition of a second daily flight to the Delta hub at Atlanta is tremendous news for our region.” John Reed, executive director of the Rochester International Airport. “We have been emphasizing the importance of choosing to Fly Local. It takes a collective regional effort to support and recruit additional flights. This movement by Delta to add a new flight to Atlanta is only possible because of the support of the current Delta flights and the demand for more air service in our region. We thank you for choosing to support RST and for choosing to Fly Local.”
“We’re excited that our Rochester customers will have additional choice and frequency for business and leisure trips alike with the addition of a second daily nonstop to our Atlanta hub,” said Bill Lentsch, Delta’s Minnesota-based Senior Vice President – Delta Connection. “This additional fight will allow for many convenient connecting options throughout the southern U.S. and internationally as well. We thank the entire Rochester community for the privilege to serve them.”
Delta Air Lines initially launched a daily flight serving Atlanta, the world’s busiest airport by passenger volume, from RST on September 2nd, 2014. This new Atlanta flight allows for same day trips to more than two-dozen cities in the southeast U.S. Additionally, the 2nd daily departure to Atlanta also provides more efficient connections to most cities in Europe and South America. Delta flights to Atlanta will be served by a CRJ-700 aircraft which includes first class seating. Flights are available for booking now at Delta.com.
Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 323 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita.
RST-ATL daily flight schedule is currently as follows*:
*subject to change, visit Delta.com for updated flight schedules
|OUTBOUND FLIGHTS||INBOUND FLIGHTS|
|RST 06:30||ATL 09:46||ATL 13:59||RST 15:22|
|RST 15:00||ATL 18:16||ATL 19:10||RST 20:33|
Rochester International Airport
Rochester International Airport is owned by the City of Rochester and operated by Rochester Airport Company. The Rochester International Airport is served by United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines, which collectively offer 12 flights each day to Atlanta, Chicago, and Minneapolis. Rochester International Airport accommodates approximately 230,000 passengers annually, providing air service to Southeast MN and border regions of Iowa and Wisconsin. Stay connected to RST at FlyRST.com and on Facebook /RochesterAirport and Twitter @flyrst.