Delta Air Lines, building on the continued success of the largest international expansion in its history, recently announced it will offer customers the convenience of non-stop service between its second largest hub, Salt Lake City, and the City of Lights, Paris, France, beginning in June 2008. The flights, operated in cooperation with SkyTeam partner Air France, will be the first trans-Atlantic service ever offered by any airline from Salt Lake City and will be the only non-stop service operated by a U.S. carrier between the western United States and Paris.

“We are pleased to respond to customers’ growing demand for international travel with Delta’s first trans-Atlantic flight that will connect the western United States to Europe and beyond through the international gateway in Paris,” said Delta President and CFO Ed Bastian. “We are proud to partner with the Salt Lake City Department of Airports, county and state government to link these two cities quickly and more directly than ever before.”

“Not only does this flight equate to hundreds of millions of dollars in terms of economic impact, it presents an immediate gateway for millions of European travelers to all that Salt Lake and the region offers,” commented Scott Beck, President and CEO of the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Salt Lake is already one of the most accessible destinations in the Western U.S.; this flight adds an incredible complement to that fact.”

Delta’s new non-stop service between Salt Lake City and Paris beginning June 2, 2008.

Flight    Departs                        Arrives                                            Flight Time
170      Salt Lake at 5 p.m.      Paris at 11:05 a.m. (next day)    10hr 5 min
171      Paris at 10:20 a.m.     Salt Lake at 1:50 p.m.                  11hr 30min

The Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, non-profit corporation responsible for the promotion of Salt Lake as a convention and travel destination. Salt Lake is a unique fusion of metropolitan city and quaint mountain town; the towering Wasatch Mountains that embrace Salt Lake offer a dramatic backdrop to the vibrancy and activities of downtown. Having recently undergone a $58 million expansion, the Salt Palace Convention Center now boasts 679,000 square feet of exhibit and meeting space, ideal for groups of all sizes and needs. For more information on all that Salt Lake has to offer, visit