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Greater Peoria Regional Airport Gains Additional Daily Delta Connection Flight to Atlanta!

Greater Peoria Airport Authority proudly announces a fourth daily Delta Connection flight to and from Delta's largest hub, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta.

The fourth flight begins January 31, 2005 and is available now for customers to book travel. The fourth flight will add another option and more convenience for Peoria area passengers. With this added flight, Delta Connection carrier, Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA), has adjusted all of the flights to take advantage of better connections and provide more convenience to their customers traveling to and through the Atlanta hub. With the new schedule, Delta customers can choose from more than 1,000 daily Delta and Delta Connection flights departing Atlanta for nearly 200 worldwide destinations.

"The additional flight is a direct result of Delta's great low fares, customer service efforts and great connecting opportunities," said Solomon Balraj, Director of Airports.

The new flight schedule will be as follows, as of January 31, 2005:

Flight 4678 PIA to ATL
Departs PIA: 6:30 AM Arrives ATL: 9:29 AM

Flight 4501 PIA to ATL
Departs PIA: 9:41 AM Arrives ATL: 12:33 PM (NEW)

Flight 4504 PIA to ATL
Departs PIA: 2:55 PM Arrives ATL: 5:46 PM

Flight 4502 PIA to ATL
Depart PIA: 6:25 PM Arrives ATL: 9:15 PM

Flight 4501 ATL to PIA
Departs ATL: 8:12 AM Arrives PIA 9:11 AM

Flight 4504 ATL to PIA
Departs ATL 1:38 PM Arrives PIAA 2:25 PM (NEW)

Flight 4502 ATL to PIA
Departs ATL 5:00 PM Arrives PIA 5:50 PM

Flight 4503 ATL to PIA
Departs ATL: 9:04 PM Arrives PIA: 9:50 PM,

Delta Connection carrier ASA began non-stop flights to Atlanta from Peoria on August 1, 2001. Delta flies the popular Bombardier CRJ regional jet that is known for its exceptional combination of speed, quietness, range and cabin comforts. Today, Delta Connection carriers operate more than 400 regional jets throughout North America.

Delta's load factors (measure of passengers on an aircraft) have steadily increased since their directive to price more competitively, last December. You can book your travel with Delta on their website, www.delta.com or by calling your local travel agency.

This brings a total of 44 daily flights arriving and departing the Greater Peoria Regional Airport. If you have any questions, please call Solomon Balraj at (309) 697-8272 or email the GPAA at DirectorBalraj@flypia.com.