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Delta Working on Direct Flights to Europe

Delta Working on Direct Flights to Europe



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Delta Air Lines is working on direct flights to Europe from Salt Lake City, although the specific destination still is under wraps.

"We plan on having an announcement about our 2008 international flight (from Salt Lake) in the next couple of weeks," Delta spokesman Anthony Black said Friday.

A Utah economic-development agency will give $250,000 to aid flights to Paris. Delta likely will get help from Salt Lake City and the Utah Office of Tourism.

Direct overseas flights "will help us promote our parks, our ski resorts and help facilitate commerce between Europe and Utah," said Jerry Oldroyd, a member of the board overseeing the Governor's Office of Economic Development.

The Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce has pushed hard for a route to Europe.

"The chance of a direct flight to Europe would plant the seeds for many of the aspirations that we have for the business community, namely, to become a world city," chamber spokeswoman Natalie Gochnour said.

Delta flies to Mexico and Canada from Salt Lake City.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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