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Erie/Atlanta Flights Confirmed To Fly At Erie International Airport In December

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Good news for travelers flying out of Erie this Christmas.

Delta Airlines has announced non-stop flights to Atlanta. Unfortunately, it's only for the holidays.

Delta used to have regular non-stops to Atlanta, but they were discontinued in 2007, because of the short runway at Erie International, "Sadly, because of the short runway length and the fact that we did not have structured safety areas, the flight to Atlanta was limited to the number of seats that could be filled every day. So it could not leave full, ever. There was a huge demand for that flight but sadly there was not enough runway length for a full fuel load," said Chris Rodgers, Executive Director of the Erie International Airport.

The new flights run for 13 days, from December 20th to January 3rd, "Delta Airlines and the airport have been working together for quite some time, actually since the runway has been extended, talking about the return," said Rodgers. "I'm hopeful that this initial 13 days of Atlanta service leads to additional flights down the road," Rodgers added.

The Atlanta flights will be daily, with a departure in the morning and return in the evening.
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