Salt Lake City- Our Newest Non-Stop Destination

Do you have an itch to go skiing in the Rocky Mountains? Perhaps visit family in the Pacific Northwest? Go ahead and book your tickets. Delta Air Lines is launching non-stop service from RDU on December 22, just in time for holiday travel or a New Year’s Eve getaway.

Delta is launching non-stop service to Salt Lake City in December.

Delta is launching non-stop service to Salt Lake City in December.

Tickets are on sale now for the non-stop route, which will depart daily from RDU at 7:45 a.m. and arrives in Salt Lake City at 10:30 a.m., local time. The return flight departs SLC at 5 p.m. local time and returns home at 10:51 p.m. our time.  The flights will take place via the Airbus A-320 aircraft with 150 seats.

The schedule allows for a long, yet possible, day trip to Utah’s capital city for a quick face-to-face business meeting. But beyond the streets of Salt Lake City or the peaks of the Rocky Mountains, the new flight means that RDU is connected to all of Delta Air Lines’ domestic hubs and provides new ways to go west.

It's now even easier to get to popular Rocky Mountain destinations like Yellowstone National Park.

It’s now even easier to get to popular Rocky Mountain destinations like Yellowstone National Park.

Via Salt Lake City, you can now connect to some of the largest cities in the Pacific Northwest, such as Portland, Spokane and Eugene, Ore. with one stop from RDU.  Also, popular vacation destinations such as Cody/Yellowstone and Jackson Hole, both in Wyoming, are now just one-stop from RDU.

You can also go international. The new flight brings easy one-stop connections between Calgary and Vancouver in Canada and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. Other cities such as Casper, Wyo; Helena, Great Falls, Billings and Missoula in Montana and Boise, Idaho just got easier to fly to.

More than 54,000 people travel between RDU and Salt Lake City each year, or about 147 people per day. Delta previously operated daily non-stop service to SLC between 2005 and early 2009, but suspended it due to the economy, fuel prices and aircraft resource issues. We’re very glad the flight is back.

Delta is also making it easier to get to Philadelphia.

Delta is also making it easier to get to Philadelphia.

Delta is also bringing more good news. Beginning in September, they’re beginning four new daily flights to Philadelphia, one of our top 10 destinations. Two morning and two afternoon flights are planned aboard 50-seat Canadair regional jets.

Go ahead and book your ticket today.  Tell me in the comments below about what this service means to you or your business.

About Dave Young

Dave Young is the Director of Air Service Development for RDU. In this capacity Dave acts as the advocate for RDU to the airline industry, promoting the benefits of RDU and the region. As a self-proclaimed “airline guy” Dave has a habit of referring to things in 3 letter codes.
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16 Responses to Salt Lake City- Our Newest Non-Stop Destination

  1. Bob H. says:

    Congrats on the new destination. Glad to see continued new service at RDU.

  2. Steve says:

    Great news! Now you need to get Delta to do non-stop flights from RDU to Pittsburgh!

  3. Kirk says:

    Would be nice to get that Paris flight!!!

  4. Very awesome! I was sad when Delta discontinued this.

  5. Kenneth says:

    So, I had booked a ticket on this new non-stop RDU-SLC flight for Feb 2014 (Saturday to Saturday); just yesterday I got a notice that my flight had been updated to be a 1-stop through ATL!

    Further, a flight search for those days doesn’t show the non-stop option any longer, nor for a flight search in Jan 2014. Even more oddly, I DO see the non-stop option for a search from Dec 27-31.

    Clearly I need to call Delta and see what’s up, but does anyone know what’s going on here? This is really disappointing; a real Lucy/Charlie Brown football moment.

  6. Kenneth says:

    Further searching shows that Jan 6 2014 is the last day the non-stop shows up in results currently….

  7. Kenneth says:

    And, now that I’ve completed my early Feb 2014 ski trip to SLC, Delta’s non-stop from RDU to SLC appears to have re-appeared. Sigh 🙂 Maybe next year…

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  9. Kenneth says:

    This flight is such a tease. As of today (4 Oct 2014), this non-stop option is available. However, only through December 1, 2014; unavailable just in time for the holidays and ski season! Seriously?

    As I look to book a winter/Feb 2015 ski trip, Delta yet again tries desperately not to get my business by not offering what I want – a non-stop flight from RDU to SLC.

    Why is this route so on-again / off-again? Any info you can provide to us, RDU?

  10. Kenneth says:

    And, to answer my own question:
    “Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will cease non-stop flights from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Salt Lake City as of Nov. 1.”

    Not sure why Delta’s website shows non-stops available through Dec 1 when the article says it ends Nov 1, but who knows …


  11. Julie C says:

    I was considering a change to use Delta as my main source for air travel. I was interested in the non-stop to SLC. I can see that I will have to find a more reliable airline.

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