Delta Air Lines Begins New Major Route from Fresno

Delta Air Lines Begins New Major Route from

Fresno Yosemite International Airport

On Friday, June 7, Delta Air Lines marked the historic launch of daily nonstop flights between Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) and the busiest airport in the world, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).

Atlanta is FAT’s farthest route and offers passengers more convenient travel options and seamless connectivity.  A major global gateway, service through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will provide California’s Central Valley residents with faster and easier access to busy metropolitan areas on the East Coast and sunny beaches in Florida as well as Latin America and the Caribbean, popular European destinations, and to Africa.

“We are extremely pleased with Delta Air Lines’ launch of new air service to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and its timeliness with the busy summer travel season,” said City of Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer. “As Fresno Yosemite International Airport embarks on a major terminal expansion project to grow our facility, air service is expanding and providing more opportunities to connect people with new places to visit or to conduct business while creating easy access to explore our great city and region.”

“By delivering more ways to access sought-after destinations throughout the U.S. West, we’re more ready than ever to take our customers on their next great adventures – with the service, reliability and convenience they’ve come to know and expect when flying Delta,” said Joe Esposito, Senior Vice President – Network Planning.

Nonstop flights to a prominent destination such as Atlanta increases Fresno’s visibility as an attractive and progressive city with diverse air service to major air transportation hubs.  In addition to a long rich history and a variety of tourist attractions, thirty-one Fortune 500/1000 companies are headquartered in Atlanta.

“Air service to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport consistently ranked as one of Fresno Yosemite International Airport’s Top 10 Markets for Central Valley travelers,” said Director of Aviation Henry Thompson. “We appreciate Delta Air Lines for their confidence in the Fresno market and for meeting the air service needs of our region by growing more destinations and access to the airline’s international network with nonstop service between Fresno and Atlanta.”

Delta Air Lines will operate the Atlanta route using the Boeing 737-800 aircraft with a schedule timed to accommodate one-day business trips or a multiple day stay.  The outbound flight departs FAT at 10:30 PDT, arrives at 5:50 a.m. EDT coinciding with morning departures to domestic and global destinations through Delta Air Lines’ network.

The launch of Atlanta service complements Delta Air Lines’ current daily nonstop service between Fresno and Salt Lake City (SLC).

Summary of new service between FAT and ATL:

City Pair Departs Arrives Frequency Aircraft
Hartsfield-Jackson/Fresno 7:37 p.m. 9:23 p.m. Daily 738
Fresno/Hartsfield- Jackson 10:30 p.m. 5:50 a.m. Daily 738

Flights are based on local times.

Fresno Yosemite International Airport – Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) is one of the largest drivers in economic activity in the Central San Joaquin Valley. Domestic and international carriers serving FAT offer Valley travelers daily nonstop flights to Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas Fort Worth, Dallas Love Field, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Guadalajara, León, and Morelia in Mexico.

Fresno Yosemite International Airport and Fresno Chandler Executive Airport are municipally owned entities operating as a self-supporting enterprise.

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