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SALT LAKE CITY — After being discontinued for years, daily flights from the Salt Lake International Airport to Moab and Durango, Colorado, are coming back in May, according to Delta Air Lines.
The route to Canyonlands Regional Airport was last flown in 2015 and will restart on May 5, a Delta spokesperson confirmed Thursday. Daily service to Durango will return on May 12 after being discontinued since 2008.
Both routes will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines on a 50-seat CRJ-200 aircraft. The expansion pits Delta against United Air Lines, which also carries daily flights to Moab and Durango from its Denver hub, thepointsguy.com reported.
Salt Lake City is a Delta hub, with the airline accounting for about 70% of total traffic at Salt Lake City International Airport, according to officials. The airline offers 250 daily flights to 85 destinations from Salt Lake, according to a news release.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the major U.S. airlines hard financially, including Delta, and it will take the industry years to fully recover the billions of dollars it lost, according to data from airlines.org.